New Credo Podcast: Can We Have Communion with the Trinity?
This is a series of conversations between major theologians and Matthew Barrett on the doctrine of the Trinity based on his new book, Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit (Baker, 2021).
In this podcast, Kelly Kapic and Matthew Barrett invite Puritan John Owen to help listeners better understand the implications behind inseparable operations. Kapic and Barrett ground the work of the Trinity in the doctrine of divine simplicity. This is not a strictly academic connection, however, as both of these doctrines have immense practical benefits and are essential if believers are to “cultivate a healthy communion with God.” Ultimately, it is proper worship that fuels the desire for proper theology. There is no God other than the divine persons, so a proper relationship with God entails a proper relationship with the Father, with the Son, and with the Spirit.
Furthermore, Kapic and Barrett explore the Great Tradition and explain how a proper understanding of the Trinity became distorted over time. In so doing, they demonstrate how crucial it is to properly understand how God is three and how God is one.
For more information, consult chapter 10 of Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit.