The Monarchy of the FatherJuly 22, 2019
On this page, you can find several resources to learn more about the Trinity, and the doctrine of the Monarchy of the Father.
(2018) Video Series on the Monarchy of the Father
The Neglected Monarchy of the Father, and Its Implications for the Analytic Debate About the Trinity
Most patristic authors affirm the “Monarchy of the Father,” yet the doctrine is seldom addressed in analytic discussions of the Trinity.
The claim that the Father is the “mono-arche” of the Trinity, can be disambiguated in several ways, including the claim that the Father just is (numerically identical to) “the One God.” I show how even this strong view is compatible with a surprisingly wide range of analytic models of the Trinity, despite their being intended to be egalitarian.
Below is the entire, unedited presentation on the Monarchy of the Father with accompanying Power Point slides in mp4 video format (around 5 or 6 hours, total.)
Video 1 — Introduction and Definitions
Video 2 — Modern Orthodox Authors on the Monarchy
Video 3 — Patristic Sources on the Monarchy
Video 4 — Placing Monarchical Trinitarianism Within the Analytic Framework
Video 5 — A Postscript With a Final “Trilemma” for Unitarians
(Below is a highly condensed, 1-hour public lecture covering the same topic.)
(2020) “The Unfinished Business of Unitarian Theorizing. 4-Part Podcast with Skylar McManus.”
Part 1 of 4
Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4
Part 4 of 4
(2020 — … ) Videos on the Trinity with Orthodox Shahada (Check out Orthodox Shahada’s YouTube page here.)
Trinitarianism In Context Part 1 | Interview with Dr. Beau Branson. July 5, 2020
Trinitarianism In Context Part 2 | Q&A and Objections. July 7, 2020
Trinitarianism In Context Part 3 | Unity of Will and Energy. July 17, 2020
The Arian Theological Error
Mohammed Hijab and the Trinity | Dr. Joshua Sijuwade & Dr. Beau Branson | Debate Review. August 27, 2020
The Trinity and Greek Patristics – An Impromptu Lecture. September 6, 2020
Other Video Appearances
Interview on “Transfigured.” December 13, 2019
Interview on “Transfigured.” March 6, 2020
Interview on “Transfigured” with Skylar McManus. July 29, 2020
Appearance on Roundtable Debate Review: Dr. Shabir Ally / Jay Dyer Debate. June 11, 2020
Interview with “Bob the Builder / SOCO Films.” September 7, 2020
Interviewed with Skylar McManus on the London Lyceum Podcast. September 17, 2020 (Released December, 2020)
COMING SOON: Podcast with Skylar McManus on Dale Tuggy’s account of the development of the doctrine of the Trinity. September 21, 2020
(My part of) a round-table discussion on the Trinity for a course taught by Khalil Andani at Augustana College on Islam and Christianity. October 21, 2020
Debate with Jake Brancatella (“The Muslim Metaphysician”) on Orthodox Shahada YouTube channel. October 29, 2020
Interviewed by Jake Brancatella (“The Muslim Metaphysician”) on The Muslim Metaphysician YouTube channel. June 27, 2021
Presented “Does God Have to Have a Son” on Orthodox Shahada Youtube channel. July 18, 2021
Interviewed by Isaiah Burridge on Depends on How You Look At It podcast. August 6, 2021
Joint discussion with Isaiah Burridge and Sam Tideman, released as podcast on Depends on How You Look At It podcast and on Transfigured YouTube channel. August 20, 2021
Interviewed by Jake Brancatella on The Muslim Metaphysician YouTube channel. August 29, 2021
Interviewed by Vartan Manoukian on Full Armor Apologetics YouTube channel. September 18, 2021
Round-Table on proof-texts against the divinity of Christ in the New Testament with Fr. Stephen de Young and Seraphim Hamilton on Orthodox Shahadah YouTube channel. November 13, 2021
Interviewed by Vartan Manoukian on Full Armor Apologetics YouTube channel. March 4, 2022
Debate with Jake Brancatella (“The Muslim Metaphysician”) on Thought Adventure Podcast YouTube channel. May 22, 2022. “Is it impossible to have the divine nature without aseity?”
(Cancelled) Debate with Jake Brancatella (“The Muslim Metaphysician”) on Thought Adventure Podcast YouTube channel. July 2022 (TBD). “Does God Have a Son?”
Interviewed by Chris Valanidas on Steadfast Godcast YouTube channel. June 29, 2022.
Interviewed by David Erhard on YouTube channel. July 1, 2022.
Interviewed by Lewis Brewer on Orthodox Shahada about (May 22) debate with Jake Brancatella. July 5, 2022.
YouTube discussion with Dr. Khalil Andani (PhD, Islamic Studies) about our recent debates with Jake Brancatella (“The Muslim Metaphysician”). July 16, 2022.
Coming Soon — An Interview with Sam Waldron on the Trinity and the Monarchy of the Father