Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Teaching the Apostles' Creed: videos

Some good stuff, here, on the Apostle's Creed by Ben Myers. I have only listened to the third, so far, but his engagement with those who think the confession "Jesus is Lord" is backward, exclusive and oppressive is rather helpful. I think that the Christian confession is simultaneously exclusive, inclusive and even universalist. Ben explains a little of why that might be the case in his very own style.

Teaching the Apostles' Creed: videos


At 5/24/2013 4:10 PM, Anonymous Norman McIlwain said...

Hi Chris,

This is not the right place, I know, but I mislaid your email address!

Re: The Biblical revelation of the Cross

This is just to inform you that I have now extended the preamble to briefly explain the view of the atonement presented in my book. (See below.) You may care to review the revised completed work (including bibliography), which is freely and fully available online.
Blessings! :

Check the Scriptures

Ever since the time of Eusebius of Caesarea ...

Norman (nmc @

At 6/03/2013 9:28 PM, Blogger Jason Pratt said...

Chris: {{I think that the Christian confession is simultaneously exclusive, inclusive and even universalist.}}

Well, yes, Isaiah seems to indicate that everyone loyally confesses YHWH's name eventually, and Paul is even more emphatic about the scope of that (as well as Jesus being the YHWH/Lord mentioned by Isaiah). Even if some rebels are annihilated, they still never repent and return to loyalty.

(Calvinistic annihilationists would say that was God's intention all along of course, but it's interesting to see them trying to acknowledge the total scope, especially in Paul's reaffirmation, with the loyalty and the assurance of the result. Any flavor of ECT, whether Arm or Calv, has to ignore or denigrate the grateful loyalty implied by the verbs in each scripture.)


PS: today's nifty captcha phrase, "Herinic takeaway"

At 6/03/2013 9:29 PM, Blogger Jason Pratt said...

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