We run our website the way we wished the whole internet worked: we provide high quality original content with no ads. We are funded by your direct support for ReKnew and our vision. Please consider supporting this project.
On the Trinity and the Holy Spirit
For many of us, the Trinity is something that we confess, but if we are honest, we are not sure what it means. While the Trinity is a mystery, there are helpful ways of thinking about it and understanding it better. In this brief clip on God’s triune nature, Greg discusses the nature of the Trinity and how the Spirit draws you up into God’s life.
What are the different models of the Trinity in the Christian tradition?
The Psychological and Social Models of the Trinity The Bible teaches that there is only one God. At the same time, it teaches that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are each fully God. For this reason the church has always affirmed the doctrine of the Trinity, which teaches that God has one substance (ousia)…
Podcast: Was Jesus’ Experience of Separation on the Cross a Hallucination or a False Belief?
Greg talks about the paradox of Trinity and Christ’s experience of separation on the cross. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0349.mp3
The Cross and The Trinity
Out of love for humankind, Scripture tells us, Jesus emptied himself of his divine prerogatives, set aside the glory he had with the Father from before the foundation of the world, became a human being and bore our sin as he died a God-forsaken death on Calvary (Phil 2:5-7). Though Jesus remained fully God, he…
Podcast: Is there Any Kind of Indicator or Sign that I’ve Received the Holy Spirit?
Greg talks about his background in the Pentecostal Church, and offers his own thoughts on what it looks like when we are full of the Holy Spirit. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0351.mp3
Participating in the Divine Nature (Love)
When God created the world, it obviously wasn’t to finally have someone to love, for God already had this, within himself. Rather God created the world to express the love he is and invite others in on this love. This purpose is most beautifully expressed in Jesus’ prayer in John 17. Jesus prays to his…
Was Jesus Abandoned by the Father on the Cross?
As Jesus hung on the cross, he cried, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (Mt 27:46). This is the cry of our God who stooped to the furthest possible depths to experience his own antithesis, as the all-holy God becomes the sin of the world (2 Cor 5:21) and the perfectly united God becomes the curse of…