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]

Now at RBAP for $14! ‘God Without Passions: A Reader’ edited by Samuel Renihan

The new book, ‘God Without Passions: A Reader’ edited by Samuel Renihan, that we previously announced is now available from Reformed Baptist Academic Press (RBAP) for $14! (Yes, it is for sale even though the page currently says, “COMING SOON”.) God without Passions: A Reader Edited by Samuel Renihan [ RBAP: $14.00 | AMZ: $21.84 / £14.91 ] Description: … Continue reading Now at RBAP for $14! ‘God Without Passions: A Reader’ edited by Samuel Renihan

New Book: ‘God Without Passions: A Reader’ edited by Samuel Renihan

The book that Sam Renihan filled us in on, just days ago, is now available from Amazon (“hopefully on sale at RBAP site by Jan 28″ which will be where you can get it for less, but for those who can’t wait): God without Passions: A Reader Edited by Samuel Renihan [ $21.84 | £14.91 … Continue reading New Book: ‘God Without Passions: A Reader’ edited by Samuel Renihan

Dunker Bunker “What day is it?” Edition [Weekly Audio Headlines]

Listen: Subscribe to the podcast in a RSS reader, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or by Email. Headlines: The News: FREE Livestream of Waldron on the ‘Doctrine of the Word’ [CBTS] Jan. 20 – Feb. 26, 2015 – Apr. 7-9, 2015 Church Leader’s Conference in Singapore feat. Sam Waldron – Feb. 6, 2015 ‘The Legacy of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)’ feat. Haykin, Weaver + more … Continue reading Dunker Bunker “What day is it?” Edition [Weekly Audio Headlines]

A Solution in Search of a Problem [Tom Chantry]

In a followup to a previous post on the impassibility of God, Pastor Tom Chantry digs a little deeper into how the incarnation of Christ informs us of both divine impassibility as well as our Mediator’s ability to sympathize with passible, passionate humans. The immutable God, we are told, must have decreed his own changeability … Continue reading A Solution in Search of a Problem [Tom Chantry]

The Problem with Passion [Tom Chantry]

Pastor Tom Chantry has written a short post that helps us to understand the relationship between God’s love and compassion and his immutability and impassibility: God is our Father, but is He our Daddy?  I understand that this has become a quite popular notion.  “Abba” we are told, is not Aramaic for “Father,” so much … Continue reading The Problem with Passion [Tom Chantry]

Does God have Passions? [Chuck Rennie, Barcellos, Drapes]

Over at Reformed Baptist Fellowship, Pastor Chuck Rennie writes: The word impassibility has reference to the London Baptist Confession’s statement that God is “without. . . passions” (LBC 2:1). Does God have passions (passio/pati)? When we hear the word passion, we might think of the ‘passion of Christ,’ which refers to the suffering of Christ. Therefore, … Continue reading Does God have Passions? [Chuck Rennie, Barcellos, Drapes]

Sample of Review Article on Kingdom through Covenant from JIRBS [Sam Renihan]

Another sample of the upcoming JIRBS we’ve told you about from RBAP.net. This one is an excerpt from Sam Renihan’s review article of “Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants“. It begins: It goes without saying that Gentry and Wellum are to be commended for their detailed, careful, and extensive work. They are also … Continue reading Sample of Review Article on Kingdom through Covenant from JIRBS [Sam Renihan]

Feb. 2014 Week 2 Headlines from the Dunker Bunker [Podcast]

Watch on YouTube : or Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, iTunes, Stitcher, or by Email – Headlines: James White reviews the Bill Nye v. Ken Ham Debate [Audio|Video] + Friday Funny [Pakleds] Of Impassibility: Impassibility: Under Attack, Modern Dilemma, Theological Method + More  [Chuck Rennie’s 8-Part Audio Series] Benjamin Keach on “God’s Affections” Sam Renihan … Continue reading Feb. 2014 Week 2 Headlines from the Dunker Bunker [Podcast]

“Still Impassible” sample from the upcoming JIRBS [Dr. Dolezal]

Sample of the upcoming JIRBS we’ve told you about from RBAP.net: Dr. James E. Dolezal’s article for JIRBS 2014 is entitled, “STILL IMPASSIBLE: Confessing God without Passions.” It is a very important subject and Dr. Dolezal handles it with precision and awareness of the doctrine in its history and current state. Here is a sample of … Continue reading “Still Impassible” sample from the upcoming JIRBS [Dr. Dolezal]

Feb. 2014 Week 1 Headlines from the Dunker Bunker [Podcast]

Watch on YouTube : or Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, iTunes, Stitcher, or by Email – Headlines: Dr Michael Brown vs. Dr James White Debates: Has the gift of healing ceased? & For whom did Christ die? [Video] [Audio/Video] God without Parts & Passions: The Doctrines of Divine Simplicity & Divine Impassibility [Dr. James Dolezal] … Continue reading Feb. 2014 Week 1 Headlines from the Dunker Bunker [Podcast]