B.C. Askins

The Man With the Golden Gun

The Ruling Elder: Mark Driscoll, the Trinity, and W. G. T. Shedd

Here’s a very probing analysis of the Trinity discussion at the Elephant Room 2 conference:

The Ruling Elder: Mark Driscoll, the Trinity, and W. G. T. Shedd.

Specifically, the author points out a logical reason why Mark Driscoll’s doctrine of the Trinity is inadequate to the task of examining T.D. Jakes’ view of God… and he does so by reference to one of my heroes in the faith, W.G.T. Shedd!

Here’s a quote attributed to Shedd by another hero of mine in the faith: “If you eat a live frog in the morning, nothing worse will happen to either of you for the rest of the day.”

(HT: CL Bolt and The Aquila Report)

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2 thoughts on “The Ruling Elder: Mark Driscoll, the Trinity, and W. G. T. Shedd

  1. Interesting that you should bring up this post, I was just reading Shedd’s intro to Augustine’s “on the Trinity” while figuring out his psychological model. It is an excellent little piece, perhaps one of the best for a straight-up shot explaining the significance and apologetic value of the Trinity.

    • Divine timing in reading various sources on the same subject is always fun. Shedd is, in my opinion, one of the most overlooked and underrated theologians from history. His modification of Augustine’s psychological model of the trinity is the best I’ve read (he views it as analogous to self-knowledge or the relations among self as subject, self as object and an awareness that the self is both subject and object). Very interesting stuff!

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