How can Christ have two natures? How do these two natures relate to one another in the one person of Christ? What is the communication of attributes and Calvin’s “extra,” and why do these concepts advance our understanding of the hypostatic union? In this episode of the Credo podcast, Matthew Barrett and Stephen Wellum dare to enter into the mystery of the person of Christ, deciphering how Christians should and should not describe the incarnation. Barrett and Wellum demonstrate why a biblical and theological understanding of Christ’s person is essential to the Christian faith and provide much-needed wisdom on how to avoid Christological heresies.
Stephen Wellum is professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is also editor of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. He is the author of God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ; Christ from Beginning to End: How the Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ; Christ Alone: The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior; and Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants.