Punching back against Eternal Functional Subordination theory, Dr. Matthew Barrett has written Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit. Matthew, Derek, and Alastair have questions. If you’ve ever wondered why God gave us the names “Father” and “Son,” or what implications the Trinity has for our society, then this is the conversation for you. (Some free copies of Dr. Barrett’s book are available for the Merrie Band of Patreon Supporters.)
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Matt Anderson wants more funerals. [0:00]
Dr. Matthew Barrett [2:02]
Who’s manipulating the Trinity? [3:17]
How then shall we use the doctrine of the Trinity? [9:47]
Rahner’s Rule [16:27]
The Relevance of the Trinity for Worship and Ethics [19:03]
Eternal Functional Subordination [24:08]
The Social Trinity [32:49]
Why do we say Father and Son? [35:37]
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