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Matthew Barrett contributes to the debates over the trinity and the eternal subordination of the Son of God to the Father.
Thus far in the online civil war over the trinity I have been a fly on the wall. Yet curious students at Oak Hill Theological College have been pressing me as to my take on the debates, as well as my own view. So perhaps it is time I added a small voice to the loud party noise, though I admit I am way late to the party (does that make me a party crasher?... not sure).
Since so much has already been said, I donít want to merely regurgitate the debates or just shout out 'I'm Nicene' louder and louder. That's been done. Instead, I would like to come at the debate from a specific angle: the pactum salutis, also referred to as the covenant of redemption. In all the uproar, I have not heard much discussion of the covenant of redemption in eternity (though I am starting to see some). This is embarrassing, frankly. It only proves what I already suspected: the pactum salutis is too often neglected as a trinitarian doctrine.
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Mike Ovey responds to a blog post which claims that those who believe in the eternal subordination of the Son of God are abandoning Nicene Christology.
How interesting when someone claims to know what you think better than you do yourself. Michael Bird (hereafter 'MB') writes: 'The root of the problem is that some Complementarians are willing to ditch Nicene christology for Homoian christology if it will give them a bigger stick to use to keep women out of the pulpit!'
This comes from a piece picking up both on Liam Goligher's 'penetrating' critique of what MB calls homoian complementarians, and on a piece from Carl Trueman which MB describes as speaking 'frankly and wisely' on this.
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We're delighted to announce that the annual Local Church Global Mission (LCGM) conference will now be run as a ministry of Oak Hill College. The distinct vision of the conference will continue to be helping churches to be active in identifying, training, sending, and supporting workers for cross-cultural mission.
In 2015, Oak Hill hosted the second LCGM conference which saw over one hundred church leaders, agency workers, and church members gather for talks and seminars aimed at helping churches be actively engaged in reaching the nations for Christ.
It's now a natural step for LCGM and Oak Hill College, with its key role and experience in training men and women for cross cultural mission, to combine passion and resources to serve the UK church.
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Summer Intensive at Oak Hill
This July, Dr Daniel Block, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, Illinois, leads our summer intensive for pastors and teachers. Book now!
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Open monring at Oak Hill
Thinking about theological training? Come to an Open Morning: meet staff and students, sample some lectures and look round the campus.
Efrem Buckle talks about his ministry
Efrem Buckle, Pastor at Calvary Chapel in Lewisham, talks about his theological training at Oak Hill.
Phil Chadder talks about his ministry
Phil Chadder, Chaplain at HM Prison, Brixton, talks about his ministry and theological training.