Results tagged “subordination” from Reformation21 Blog

The Eternal Subordination of the Son Debate: Concluding Reflections (Part 2)

Article by   June 2017
In this final part of my series on the debate concerning the eternal subordination of the Son (ESS), I will identify a few more of the issues that the debate has brought to the surface. The Quest for a... continue

Subordination in Scripture: Indivisible Divine Authority in Mutually Defining Relations

Article by   January 2017
In the previous post in this series, I made some remarks upon the meaning of the term κεφαλή, especially in the context of 1 Corinthians 11:3. Challenging the supposed meaning of this term among certain advocates of the eternal subordination... continue

Subordination in Scripture: κεφαλή in 1 Corinthians 11:3

Article by   November 2016
Perhaps the text that is closest to the heart of the ESS (eternal subordination of the Son) debate is found in 1 Corinthians 11:3. The prominence of this text is in large measure due to the manner in which... continue

The Eternal Subordination of the Son: The Need for Trinitarian Clarity (Part 2)

Article by   August 2016
In the previous post in this series, we began to consider some of the theological concerns that surface in the teaching of those who hold to a form of the ERAS/ESS position. In this post, we wish to consider these... continue

The Eternal Subordination of the Son Controversy: Survey of Some Relevant Material

Article by   June 2016
It has seldom received as public an airing as is now possible in the context of social media, yet controversy surrounding the eternal subordination of the Son position (ESS) is not new. Although it has not usually intruded upon the... continue

The Eternal Subordination of the Son Controversy: The Debate so Far

Article by   June 2016
The most recent eruption of the eternal subordination of the Son controversy began with a couple of provocative posts by Liam Goligher, pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, over on Aimee Byrd's Housewife Theologian blog.    Goligher's posts sharply criticized... continue

Some Thoughts on the Current Complementarian Trinitarian Civil War

Article by   June 2016
Many of you are no doubt aware of the current controversy within the Reformed complementarian community about the issue of grounding male and female roles of subordination in the inner-Trinitarian life of the Godhead. The desire to establish the rationale... continue

God the Son--at once eternally God with His Father, and eternally Son of the Father

Article by   June 2016
Editorial Note: Our friends, Carl Trueman and Liam Goligher, have raised concerns about the Trinitarian theology employed by some scholars who support gender complementarianism (see this, this and this posting). Ref21 is pleased to publish a response from Dr. Bruce Ware.  While letting Dr.... continue
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