The Eucharist: Roman Catholic & Protestant Views


My wife, Christy, recently asked me to write an article distinguishing the Roman Catholic view of the Eucharist from the various Protestant views. When she asked, it occurred to me that this is a pretty important aspect of our theology because it touches the other views we might have. For example, how we see the … Continue reading The Eucharist: Roman Catholic & Protestant Views

Incarnational Theology in Romans 1


Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning His Son who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection … Continue reading Incarnational Theology in Romans 1

How can it be that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?


In my last post, I addressed the orthodox notion of Mary as theotokos, or mother of God. I concluded that it is indeed right, even necessary, to say that Mary is the mother of God according to God’s human nature in the incarnation of the second Person of the holy Trinity. The basic reasoning is: If … Continue reading How can it be that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

Mary, Mother of God


No phrase in modern evangelicalism is more cringe-worthy than “Mary, mother of God.” There was a time when I couldn’t stand this designation. “Mother of God?” I’d ask myself, “God is un-created! He can’t have a mother!” It seemed so impious and blasphemous to suggest that God the Son had an earthly mother. But, what … Continue reading Mary, Mother of God