Does the Trinity work inseparably? Ryan Hurd and Matthew Barrett
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 video, Ryan Hurd and Matthew Barrett explain why it is so essential to confess the doctrine of inseparable operations. The external works of the Trinity are indivisible, from creation to salvation. Looking both at scripture and the fathers, Hurd and Barrett ask why this doctrine, which was so essential to Christian orthodoxy, has been misunderstood. They conclude by reflecting on the many ways inseparable operations is instrumental to a proper understanding of the Christian life and communion with God.
For more information, consult chapter 10 of Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit.
Ryan Hurd is a teaching fellow at The Davenant Institute and is systematic theologian whose area of expertise is doctrine of God, specifically the Trinity. He has written a number of articles and regularly does translations of early modern theology sources; but his primary project is writing a systematics of the Trinity.
Matthew Barrett is the author of Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Baker). He is the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine and host of the Credo podcast. He is associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.