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Torrey Honors Blogging Developments

February 3rd, 2006 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Torrey Honors Institute is going after the blogging world. Unfortunately, they are having a few problems with the page redirects. But as soon as they get it straightened out, this is going to be one informative, engaging, and stimulating website. My hunch is that it will actually become a group blogging project by various professors from THI.

I am immensely excited that Dr. Fred Sanders has begun blogging. Not only is he one of the smartest men I've ever studied under, he is also the most humorous and witty. His creative ability to convey concepts and ideas that are otherwise abstract and difficult is unparalleled. Did I mention he's also extremely well-read? Not only does he analyze Chaucer's use of Boethius, he also engages us in a reflection on Scripture and the Trinity.

Where in the Bible is the Trinity revealed? Not in the Old Testament, which looks forward to the revealing of the Son; and not in the New Testament, which looks backward to the revealing of the Son. It is revealed in the historical events that take place between the testaments, the events which fulfill the expectation of the Old Testament and provoke the writing of the New Testament. The Trinity is revealed when the Trinity appears in history, when the Father sends the Son and pours out the Spirit on all flesh.

This explains why the New Testament almost offhandedly refers to the Trinity, presupposing it and never bothering to present it as a new idea. The fact that the Son has appeared for our salvation is behind every line of the New Testament, is the main point, is what’s New and what’s Testament about the New Testament.

Did I mention that Dr. Reynolds will still be blogging there? Do I seem excited at all about this?

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.