Friday, October 10, 2008
Do relations of authority and submission exist eternally among the Persons of the Godhead?
Last night we went to another debate at Trinity.
From the TIU debate website:
Bruce Ware (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) and Wayne Grudem (Phoenix Seminary) versus Drs. Tom McCall (TEDS) and Keith Yandell (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
This debate follows current argumentation in the academic sphere between the two sides. Though a theological exchange between expert scholars, this event will prove beneficial for Christians of all backgrounds. The doctrine of the Trinity is at the heart of the Christian faith and takes into account questions of scriptural interpretation, theological synthesis, and philosophical reasoning. Determining the identities and roles of the persons of the Godhead is thus of great importance not only to the academician, but to the pastor, the layperson, the student and all who would seek to probe and comprehend the beautiful complexity of orthodox Christianity.
This debate was so fun to watch. It is even sweeter for me to see Landon respond to these men and their arguments. Keith Yandell is one of Landon's professors and is the first reader on his thesis - he has made a significant contribution to Landon's education at TEDS. Tom McCall is also one of Landon's professors and is actually the second reader on Landon's thesis - landon always describes McCall as a "smart cookie". It is so sweet to me to hear the arguments from these brilliant Christian men because i know that these men are admired by my husband. I don't know if Landon thinks of it this way, but i think that God brought us to Illinois and Trinity so that Landon could receive his graduate school education from these amazing Christian philosophers. I was so blessed to get to see their minds at work last night. I am increasingly grateful for their influence in Landon's eduation and life.