Should Christians accept the doctrine of the Trinity? Not according to philosopher Dale Tuggy. In this episode, Tuggy explains and defends his unitarian understanding of the doctrine of God. Check out Dale’s book What is the Trinity? https://amzn.to/3QFu4Pp (promoted link) ?
Dale Tuggy and Christopher M. Date, Is Jesus Human and Not Divine? A Debate. Essential Christian Debates. Apollo, PA: Areopagus, 2020. As the old joke goes, after the Sunday school teacher asks, “Okay children, who left the cap off the glue?” the answer comes back in unison: “Jesus!” You get it, right? Jesus is always the […]
Recently, one of the foremost defenders of unitarianism today, the analytic philosopher Dale Tuggy, squared off in a public debate with popular speaker, radio host, and author Michael Brown to debate the topic “Is the God of the Bible the Father Alone?” Tuggy defended unitarianism and Brown defended trinitarianism. I very much enjoyed this rigorous […]
Get ten Christians in a room and ask them what book (other than the Bible) was most impactful for their Christian formation. I guarantee that at least one person (and probably more than one) will mention C.S. Lewis’ classic Mere Christianity. (Case in point: when I asked “What’s the most formative book you ever read?” on Twitter (and […]
Dale Tuggy. What is the Trinity? Thinking About the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. CreateSpace, 2017, 142 pp. In one of his comedy sketches, Jim Gaffigan recalls an occasion when his young son said: “Look daddy! A silver stick!” Gaffigan replied, “Actually son, that’s an antenna!” Puzzled, the boy replied: “What’s an antenna?” After a moment, […]
Dale Tuggy always has great podcasts and his latest is no exception. (I said always, didn’t I?!) This week he has an interview with philosopher Michael Rota on the latter’s new book Taking Pascal’s Wager: Faith, Evidence and the Abundant Life. I suggest you listen to the whole forty minute interview … and of course read the book too. […]
This week on the Trinities Podcast Dale Tuggy interviewed James Spiegel on his 2010 book The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief. Since my new book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? is one long rebuttal to folks like Spiegel, I listened to the interview with some interest. (You can read my earlier review […]
Part 2 of my interview on Dale Tuggy’s Trinities Podcast. To comment on the episode you can also visit the Trinities website here.
Philosopher Dale Tuggy of the “Trinities” podcast recently posted a two-part podcast interview with Trent Dougherty on the problem of evil and animal suffering. (Part 1; Part 2). The second podcast focuses on Dougherty’s recently published book The Problem of Animal Pain: A Theodicy For All Creatures Great And Small. In the book Dougherty argues […]
In his intellectual biography Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton famously summed up the ironic conclusion of his wayward intellectual journey away from the church: “I did try to found a little heresy of my own; and when I had put the last touches to it, I discovered that it was orthodoxy.” But things don’t always work out […]
A couple weeks ago I was checking in to “Trinities” (a great blog run by several very smart philosophers with good senses of humor) when I read an article by Dale Tuggy commenting on the conversion of Christian philosopher Michael Sudduth to … Hinduism, specifically Vaishnava Vedanta. What?!! I took Frank Beckwith’s conversion to Catholicism […]