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Challenge Response: The Holy Spirit Was Invented to Save Monotheism

Tim responds to a Trinity-related challenge.

Blog Post | Theology | Tim Barnett | December 15, 2016

Nine Early Church Fathers Who Taught Jesus Is God

For those who think Emperor Constantine invented the deity of Christ, here are thirty-six quotations from nine different church fathers that predate the Council of Nicea.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | November 24, 2016

Did the Council of Nicea Invent the Deity of Christ?

Many people think Emperor Constantine invented the deity of Christ in the fourth century, but a look at quotes from the early church fathers shows this is not the case.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | November 18, 2016

Is Christ Inferior to the Father?

If "the head of Christ is God," doesn't that prove Jesus is a lesser deity than the Father?

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | November 9, 2016

Answering the Galileo Myth

When we look at the facts, we see that the response to Galileo in his time doesn't prove Christianity is anti-science. What we actually do learn from his story is important to keep in mind today.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | October 18, 2016

What's Wrong with Religious Pluralism?

Many people think all religions are equally true, but this isn't possible. Here's why.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | September 29, 2016

The Deity of Christ in the Gospel of Mark

Does Mark’s Gospel present Jesus as a mere man, or is the deity of Christ presented even in the earliest Gospel?

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | September 21, 2016

Three Common Objections to the Personhood of the Holy Spirit

Is the personhood language used for the Holy Spirit merely personification? Why doesn't the Holy Spirit have a personal name? How can a person fill people?

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | September 1, 2016

Why Believe the Holy Spirit Is a Person?

The New Testament attributes the three primary characteristics of personhood to the Holy Spirit: will, mind, and emotions.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | August 31, 2016

Being Tactical with Jehovah’s Witnesses

A couple of days ago, Robin and Jack were sitting on the sofa across from me. We all had our Bibles open and were intent on using Scripture to defend our respective theological positions. However, this was no ordinary Bible study. These were Jehovah’s Witnesses, and I was doing my best to articulate and defend classical Christianity.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | August 22, 2016