A little while back a friend asked me to explain my belief that God made Jesus Lord at his resurrection until Jesus turns over the lordship to God in the end. Here is what I wrote in response: Continue reading
The following is a lecture, which I have abridged and edited, on “The Divine Nature” delivered by Andrew Preston Peabody, an American unitarian Christian minister of the 19th century. Peabody graduated from Harvard University in 1826 at the age of 15, the youngest graduate of Harvard with a single exception. He was pastor of South Parish of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from 1833 to 1860. From 1860 to 1881 he was preacher to Harvard University and the Plummer professor of Christian morals, and he was professor emeritus from 1881 until his death. Continue reading
*The following is a lightly edited version of a pamphlet written in 1825 by an American unitarian Christian minister. Continue reading
The following excerpt is from Earl Morse Wilbur’s book, Our Unitarian Heritage: An Introduction to the History of the Unitarian Movement. In the excerpt, Wilbur reviews the “scattered beginnings of Unitarianism in Europe,” meaning by “Unitarianism” nontrinitarian Christianity. The excerpt provides a glimpse into the bloody history of the trinity doctrine and erects a monument to the numerous Christian unitarian reformers-become-marytrs who escape any real notice in almost all church history books. Continue reading
I am sometimes asked why, seeing that I am a Christian, I don’t “go to church.” The question is understandable, but the answer is quite simple. I don’t go to church because I am in disagreement with core doctrines of almost all Christian churches. Continue reading
I was asked recently to comment on the following “Pastoral Letter on Open Theism” drafted by the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The denomination is Calvinist-Reformed in doctrine. I have copied the entire letter below (in bold print) and interspersed my comments throughout. Continue reading
The term “the Son of Man” appears to have been the preferred self-designation of Jesus. It is found on the lips of Jesus some 32 times in the Gospel of Matthew, 15 times in the Gospel of Mark, 26 times in the Gospel Luke, and 12 times in the Gospel of John. In fact, except for one place in the Gospel of John (John 12.34), the expression is never used in the Gospels by anyone other than Jesus. And even in that passage in John, the expression is only taken up by others by way of inquiry into its meaning: “We have heard out of the law that the Christ lives forever; and why do you say, the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” So what is the meaning of this term so favored by Jesus to describe himself?