The Early Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part III – Line 1 of the Nicene Creed

Continuing in this examination of the early Christian creeds, specifically the Nicene Creed, I open this post with a few comments by J.N.D. Kelly. Then, I will reproduce the first line of the Nicene Creed, and examine it with regard to how to think about its claims from the stance of Christian apologetics. First Kelly … Continue reading The Early Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part III – Line 1 of the Nicene Creed

The Early Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part II – The Nicene Creed

Continuing in this examination of the early creeds and their usefulness for apologetics, I turn now to the Nicene Creed. About this particular creedal formulae J.N.D. Kelly states: Prior to the beginning of the fourth century all creeds and summaries of faith were local in character. It was taken for granted, of course, that they … Continue reading The Early Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part II – The Nicene Creed

Are There Necessary Ontological Commitments for an Historic Christianity?

In my last, and till now most controversial post, I suggested that churches (to include Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, and perhaps Orthodox ones), seem to be far more susceptible to the kind of theological anti-realism that previously had been confined to academic institutions and scholarly domains. Today, it looks like this once scholarly anti-realism has seeped … Continue reading Are There Necessary Ontological Commitments for an Historic Christianity?