A Look Inside the New Issue of Credo Magazine
The new issue of Credo Magazine has arrived: The Impassibility of God.
Does he experience emotional change? Is he subject to mood swings like his creatures? And does God suffer like we do? In the history of the church, Christians have answered with an emphatic “No!” Since God is immutable, he must also be impassible. But lately, evangelicals have changed their tune in an attempt to make God far more relational and immanent. In this issue, a case is made for divine impassibility, one that refuses to turn God into a victim, or make him vulnerable to emotional fluctuation and suffering. With contributions from top pastors and scholars, this issue goes back to the scriptures which portray God as so infinite, so maximally alive, so immutably perfect, that he must be a God of impassibility.
Here’s a look inside the contents of the new issue.
Is Impassibility Really Biblical? Why impassibility is far more biblical than some think by Charles J. Rennie
Why I no longer believe in a passible God: My journey out of social trinitarianism to Nicene orthodoxy by Craig A. Carter
Can an Impassible God Love? Why an impassible love is not a contradiction for God by Thomas G. Weinandy
Impassibility in the Church Fathers: Why the Great Tradition affirmed impassibility by Gerald Bray
What is Impassibility? Defining a forgotten attribute by James M. Renihan
Herman Bavinck’s doctrine of God is like no other by Gayle Doornbos
A dangerous idea: God suffers by Matthew Barrett
God without weakness: Paul Helm explains why impassibility matters
10 Questions with Gerald McDermott: What McDermott has learned from Jonathan Edwards, Orthodox Anglicanism, and cancer
How to grow in grace: David Powlison’s insight into sanctification by Michael Nelson
Would the real Catholic Church please stand up? What remains at stake 500 years after the Reformation by Korey D. Maas
The challenge of Christian Education: Building institutions in an age of uncertainty by Tim Tomlinson
Read the new issue today: The Impassibility of God.