Spurgeon vs. Spurgeon: Further reflections on the doctrine of divine impassibility [Tom Chantry]

Tom Chantry digs deeper into Spurgeon’s dismissal of the confessional language that, as Spurgeon put it, God is “…’without parts or passions’—I think was the definition.” : Now this is curious indeed. In 1882 Spurgeon would say that he “often inwardly objected” to the confessional expression of impassibility. We can certainly take him at his word, but we … Continue reading Spurgeon vs. Spurgeon: Further reflections on the doctrine of divine impassibility [Tom Chantry]

Interview #79 – Phil Johnson w/ Rich Barcellos – Testimony, MacArthur, Impassibility, Spurgeon.org + more [Audio Podcast]

On episode 79 of our interview podcast we break our rules again and  hand over the interviewee mic. Richard Barcellos interviews Phil Johnson and they get into a wide array of topics. TOPICS: His testimony How he got connected with John MacArthur How he came to believe the Doctrines of Grace? His favorite authors Criticism an politeness … Continue reading Interview #79 – Phil Johnson w/ Rich Barcellos – Testimony, MacArthur, Impassibility, Spurgeon.org + more [Audio Podcast]

Impassibility: Basic Definition, Explanation, & Why it’s Essential [Jim Butler]

Jim Butler: The goal with this post is simply to provide a basic definition, explanation, and to highlight why the doctrine is essential. It is crucial to understand that it is the doctrine of impassibility that secures God’s relational character to His creatures; it alone provides the foundation for the confession’s declaration that God is … Continue reading Impassibility: Basic Definition, Explanation, & Why it’s Essential [Jim Butler]

Particular Voices [Roundup] on God’s Affections, Passivity, Immutability, Simplicity, & Impassibility

Sam Renihan: For those interested in some historical perspective on the way that the Particular Baptists and other 17th century theologians spoke of these issues, reference the following: Hercules Collins – “Deus actus purus est.” Benjamin Keach –  God’s Affections Edward Drapes – Divine Immutability John Norton (not a Particular Baptist, but read by them): Passivity … Continue reading Particular Voices [Roundup] on God’s Affections, Passivity, Immutability, Simplicity, & Impassibility

Impassibility 8-Part Audio Series [Chuck Rennie]

Part of the 1689 Confession series from Sycamore Baptist Church: “Impassibility: Under Attack” (LCF 2.1)  24 March 2013  http://www.sycamorebaptistchurch.com/images/sermons/2013/03/03-24-2013_ss.mp3 – “Impassibility: Contemporary Dilemma” (LCF 2.1) 31 March 2013  http://www.sycamorebaptistchurch.com/images/sermons/2013/03/03-31-2013_ss.mp3 – “Impassibility: The Sort of God who is Near” (LCF 2.1) 21 April 2013  http://www.sycamorebaptistchurch.com/images/sermons/2013/04/04-21-2013_ss.mp3 – “Impassibility: Review and Theological Method” (LCF 2.1) 28 April 2013  http://www.sycamorebaptistchurch.com/images/sermons/2013/04/04-28-2013_ss.mp3 – “Impassibility: Theological Method” (LCF … Continue reading Impassibility 8-Part Audio Series [Chuck Rennie]

[Audio/Video] God without Parts & Passions: The Doctrines of Divine Simplicity & Divine Impassibility [Dr. James Dolezal]

God without Parts: The Doctrine of Divine Simplicity Recent trends in evangelical theology have called into question the traditional understanding of God’s being. For centuries, theologians have maintained that God is immutable and simple, that is, not composed of parts. Yet many recent philosophers of religion have found the doctrine to be untenable. Dr. James … Continue reading [Audio/Video] God without Parts & Passions: The Doctrines of Divine Simplicity & Divine Impassibility [Dr. James Dolezal]

God Is Impassible & Passionate: 4-part series on Divine Impassibility [Dr. Bob Gonzales]

Dr. Bob Gonzales: As you’re aware, classical theists tell us that God is “without passions” (impassible). But the biblical writers describe God as full of emotion. In the articles below, I attempt to show how we may hold the one without denying the other. Part One: “There Is No Pain, You Are Misreading”: Is God … Continue reading God Is Impassible & Passionate: 4-part series on Divine Impassibility [Dr. Bob Gonzales]

Interview #86 – 2015 ARBCA General Assembly – Douglas VanderMeulen [Audio Podcast]

On episode 86 of our interview podcast we have Pastor Douglas VanderMeulen on to tell us all about the 2015 ARBCA General Assembly (GA). If you haven’t already, you’ll want to make sure you’ve listened to episode 49 for more background on ARBCA (Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America). TOPICS: Testimony On the ARBCA General … Continue reading Interview #86 – 2015 ARBCA General Assembly – Douglas VanderMeulen [Audio Podcast]

‘God without Passions’ 6-Part AUDIO Series by Sam Renihan

Samuel Renihan, Pastor of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church of La Mirada, California has finished his six part series on Divine Impassibility or as our confessions states, “The Lord our God is… a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions…” Renihan lays out his outline for each part of the series. Expect clear definitions, much … Continue reading ‘God without Passions’ 6-Part AUDIO Series by Sam Renihan

Dunker Bunker ‘Lots-o-Pre-Pub’ Edition [Weekly Audio Headlines]

Listen: Subscribe to the podcast in a RSS reader, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or by Email. Headlines: The News: Update: Mar. 23, 2015 ‘Credobaptism vs. Paedobaptism’ Gregg Strawbridge vs. James White Baptism Debate in Altamonte Springs, FL. – Mar. 21, 2015 ‘Christianity & Islam Considered: A Dialogue about the Bible and the Quran’ with James White & Imam Muhammad Musri @ RTS Orlando … Continue reading Dunker Bunker ‘Lots-o-Pre-Pub’ Edition [Weekly Audio Headlines]

Dunker Bunker “food for thought so get a buffet plate” Edition [Weekly Audio Headlines]

Listen: Subscribe to the podcast in a RSS reader, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or by Email. Headlines: The News: Logos’ Baptist Covenant Theology Collection (17 vols.) now out! – July 9-11, 2015 “The Church Discipline Conference” feat. Jeff Pollard, Rob Ventura, Scott Brown, Dan Horn, Jason Dohm + more in Wake Forest, NC. [NCFIC] – Registration & more info now up for the … Continue reading Dunker Bunker “food for thought so get a buffet plate” Edition [Weekly Audio Headlines]

Dunker Bunker “with Eric He Who’s Last Name Must Not Be Named” Edition [Weekly Audio Headlines]

Listen: Subscribe to the podcast in a RSS reader, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or by Email. Headlines: The News: Church History at Bulkington [UK Events] Feb-Apr 2015 Feat. Austin Walker, Geoff Thomas + more The Books: DEAL: $2.51/£1.44 ‘Scripture Alone: Exploring the Bible’s Accuracy, Authority & Authenticity’ [Kindle] by James White [ $2.51 | £1.44 ] – Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters (9 vols.) + Galatians … Continue reading Dunker Bunker “with Eric He Who’s Last Name Must Not Be Named” Edition [Weekly Audio Headlines]

Theology Proper in the 1689: 7-Part Series [AUDIO] by Cam Porter

Pastor Cameron Porter, of Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack, B.C. Canada, gave a seven part Study in Theology Proper [RSS]. That is, a study in Chapter 2: Of God and the Holy Trinity, from the Second London Baptist Confession (2LCF) 1677/1689: Of God and the Holy Trinity (2LCF 2.1-3) Part 1… This session focuses on an introduction to … Continue reading Theology Proper in the 1689: 7-Part Series [AUDIO] by Cam Porter

The importance of “God without Passions, A Reader” for ARBCA & the broader confessional world [Tom Chantry]

Tom Chantry: While many are debating classical theism today, it is among the Reformed Baptists of North America that it has first become a defining ecclesiastical controversy. As the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America is currently preparing for its General Assembly in April, its Theology Committee is scheduled to present and defend a … Continue reading The importance of “God without Passions, A Reader” for ARBCA & the broader confessional world [Tom Chantry]

Interview #78 – Sam Renihan – God Without Passions, A Reader [Audio Podcast]

On episode 78 of our interview podcast we have Sam Renihan back on to discuss the new book God Without Passions, A Reader. We got to know him on episode 18. TOPICS: Why this book? What does “God Without Passions” even mean? What is Divine Impassibility? How can a reader like me be helped in reading this reader? … Continue reading Interview #78 – Sam Renihan – God Without Passions, A Reader [Audio Podcast]