The Problem of Suffering: A Christian Response

"Suffering. Pain. Sickness. Evil. What gives? Certainly not God!" This is a common objection raised against the existence of God. If God really existed, then we wouldn't experience all this suffering, especially if He were a good and powerful God like the Christians assert. I wish to provide a brief response to this objection, this … Continue reading The Problem of Suffering: A Christian Response

“Who Invented the Trinity?”: A Clarification and Defense of the Trinitarian Nature of God Against Islamic Misrepresentation

Introduction This lengthy post is something I wrote years ago on an old blog. I'm making it available again here. I respond to an article found on the Institute of Islamic Information & Education (III&E) website,1 entitled “Who Invented the Trinity?” (by Aisha Brown).2 I include the article in full (in block quotes and bold … Continue reading “Who Invented the Trinity?”: A Clarification and Defense of the Trinitarian Nature of God Against Islamic Misrepresentation

The Trinitarian Nature of the Christian Faith and Life

A Doctrinal Overview Christianity is, at its core, Trinitarian in nature.  In other words, the doctrine of the Trinity is central to the Christian faith and life.  Remove the Trinity and you remove the beating heart from the body that is the Church. So, briefly stated, what is the doctrine of the Trinity?  The doctrine … Continue reading The Trinitarian Nature of the Christian Faith and Life

The Trinitarian Nature of Ante-Nicene Writings

The following is a brief selection of the Ante-Nicene (before Nicaea) testimony to this fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith, thus demonstrating that the doctrine of the Trinity is not a later invention of the Church at the Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325), as is frequently asserted by various internet apologists.  While the formal articulation … Continue reading The Trinitarian Nature of Ante-Nicene Writings