In this episode of the Credo Podcast, Matthew Barrett fields questions from Samuel Bierig about his new book, Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son and Spirit (Baker). They consider what it means for the Spirit to “proceed” eternally from the Father and Son, and how appropriate it is, in light of divine appropriations, to identify the Spirit as “gift” and “love.” They also tackle the topic of inseparable operations, and reflect on what it means for creatures to, mysteriously and wonderfully, commune with the holy Trinity.
Samuel Bierig serves as the undergraduate dean and as professor of Biblical Studies at Spurgeon College. He also serves as an elder at Liberty Baptist Church. Sam is pursuing his Ph.D. in Theology at Midwestern and holds degrees from Southern Seminary and Ouachita Baptist University. He is the editor of Fulfill Your Student Ministry: A Manifesto and Field Guide, and is under contract with Rainer Publishing to author How to Use Your Words for Good (working title). He is also a regular contributor at ftc.co. He is married to Mallory, and they have two children: Abby and Levi.
Matthew Barrett is the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is also Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Simply Trinity; Canon, Covenant and Christology; and None Greater. He is the host of the Credo podcast where he engages top theologians on the most important theological issues today. You can follow him on Twitter at @MattMBarrett.