In today’s family study, we look at the fourth century heresy called Apollonarianism, which taught Jesus was merely inhabiting a human body rather than being fully human and fully God.
Pastor Nate Harlan introduces an unusual but important word: homoousian, meaning consubstantial when describing the relationship between Jesus and God the Father. The class at Trinity discusses the ramifications of the Arianism controversy.
In this family study, Pastor Nate Harlan and the members of Trinity discuss that most famous of heresies, Arianism, which says that Christ is in some way less than God.
Heresies have in one way helped the Church by helping us refine our theology so we have a better understanding who and what Jesus is. In today’s class, Pastor Nate Harlan leads us through a short study on Docetism.
As we begin a series on the study of Christ — who is Jesus? and what is Jesus? — we begin by comparing the orthodox view of Christ to the heresy called Ebionism.
Believers in the authentic Gospels in the New Testament have nothing to fear in the so-called “Gospel” of Thomas. Pastor Nate Harlan and the class at Trinity discuss this Gnostic book’s bad attempts at being sophisticated.
What exactly is gnosticism and why was it such a threat to the early church? Pastor Nate Harlan and the family study class work through the history of the movement and some of its modern-day echoes.
The family study discussion on the church fathers, including Irenaeus, takes a detour into correcting our assumptions about God and His relationship to His creation.
Pastor Nate Harlan leads another discussion on miracles, and this week the conversation explores deism and nihilism, two philosophies that discount the miraculous but end up in hopelessness.