Blog Posts by Bruce Baugus

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 12)

Article by   February 2016
This is the final post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 and 10 and 11).ConclusionThere may be ways to construe the supposed pre-existent humanity of Christ without transgressing Chalcedonian orthodoxy--Klaas... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 11)

Article by   January 2016
This is the eleventh post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 and 10).Seventh Statement: The "Unknown Humanity of God in Christ""Until recent times," Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen observes, "the idea... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 10)

Article by   January 2016
This is the tenth post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9).Sixth Statement: An Uncreated BodyThe Belgic Confession insists the eternal Son became fully human and that... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 9)

Article by   January 2016
This is the ninth post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)Fifth Statement: Merely Functional LikenessIronically, holding a univocal view of God's image (see part 8) leads... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 8)

Article by   January 2016
This is the eighth post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7)Fourth Statement: The Recast Image of GodRecast by the concept of Christ's eternal humanness (see part 5),... continue

Cormac McCarthy on Ministerial Power

Article by   December 2015
I've been reading a good bit of Cormac McCarthy since late spring, when I have time for fiction anyway. McCarthy is a master of terse understated conversation and landscapes, and I happen to be a special admirer of landscapes--real and... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 7)

Article by   November 2015
This is the seventh post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community  (see part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and 6).Third Statement: Incarnation as the Assumption of a Body (Alone?)Despite his apparent anthropological dualism, our brother does not... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 6)

Article by   October 2015
This is the sixth post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).Second Statement: Platonic DualismAs noted at the end of the previous post (see part 5), his... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 5)

Article by   September 2015
This is the fifth post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see part 1, 2, 3, and 4).Confusing Claims About Christ's HumanityTurning to the confusion in East Asia, our brother... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 4)

Article by   September 2015
The following article is part 4 in a series. Read part 1, part 2, and part 3. Reformed Standards on the Human Nature of ChristThe Reformed confess the same orthodox Christology. Here, for example, are Q&As 36 and 37 of the... continue
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