Blog Posts on The Trinity

Three Things We Should Know About God

Jonathan Parnell
Three Things We Should Know About God

A.W. Tozer famously said that whatever comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. When you hear the mention of “God,” what would you say? What image fills your heart and head when you think about who God is?

The question is important because we all have some kind of answer. Everybody has a go-to thought when they think of God. And we want that picture to be true, that is, formed by what God says about himself, not the dictates of... Continue Reading

Enjoying God’s Beatific Beauty

Tony Reinke
Enjoying God’s Beatific Beauty

“How good is God,” wrote Jonathan Edwards, “that he has created man for this very end, to make him happy in the enjoyment of himself, the Almighty, who was happy from the days of eternity in himself … that he might make them blessed in the beholding of his excellency, and might this way glorify himself.”

A more profound sentence can hardly be found outside of the Bible. We were created to enjoy God now and for all eternity. The only profound discovery that tops this is that,... Continue Reading

The Trinitarian Shape of Jonathan Edwards's Theology

Tony Reinke
The Trinitarian Shape of Jonathan Edwards's Theology

The theology of Jonathan Edwards is built around the living, triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

But just how central is the Trinity for Edwards? How early in his life did the Trinity begin shaping his theology? How does this govern how Edwards understands love, and understands the origin of God’s impulse to create the universe, and understands the character and experience of heaven? And how does the Trinitarian nature of the Living God contrast all... Continue Reading

Delighting in the Trinity

Tony Reinke
Delighting in the Trinity

In this second episode of the Authors on the Line podcast I talk with author, theologian, and historian Michael Reeves about his new book Delighting in the Trinity (IVP, 2012).

We discuss the nature of God in three persons, why our triune God created the universe, how the Trinity changes our eternal prospects in heaven, and why knowing about this triune God matters for the Christian life. Along the way we contrast this triune God with the god of Islam, and discover why merely... Continue Reading

The Trinity in Two Minutes

Tony Reinke

In this brief video clip from the recent Conference for Pastors, John Piper explains Jonathan Edwards's vision of the Trinity; the intense, pure, delight and love flowing between the Father and the Son, "an energy of joy that makes atom bombs look like firecrackers."

[Esprit de corps = the common spirit existing in the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm.]

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