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The Trinity

God, The Holy Trinity

Along with the doctrines of the Incarnation and the Atonement, the doctrine of the Trinity is unique to the Christian faith. In fact, the Trinity is not merely a doctrine with which we agree; the Trinity is our God to be worshipped.

The Trinity Discussed in Short Audio Files

Here are short audio segments thinking through this subject in bite-sized pieces from a biblical perspective. Use your commute! Listen to each one on the way to work and, again, on the way home, one per day. You may then wish to consider an even more neglected subject, God the Father.

1. A Young Couple (3:24) {audio}

2. We're Not Unitarians (5:43) {audio}

3. Let's Take a Fresh Look (2:45) {audio}

4. The Guardrails (4:16) {audio}    {fact sheet}

5. Guardrail 1: There is One God (4:22) {audio}

6. The Oneness of God (4:33) {audio}

7. Guardrail 2: There Are Three Persons (3:20) {audio}    {fact sheet}

8. Reasons We Miss the Three-ness (3:03) {audio}

9. What We Mean by Person (4:46) {audio}

10. Three Persons... Simultaneously (2:17) {audio}

11. Guardrail 3: Each Person is Fully God - The Father (3:41) {audio}

12. Jesus, the Son, is Eternal God (5:51) {audio}

13. The Spirit is God (4:39) {audio}

14. How the Incarnation Fits (4:11) {audio}    {fact sheet}

15. How God's Plan Unfolded (12:29) {audio}

16. Christ-Centered or Triune? (4:15) {audio}

17. Guardrail 4: There Are Three Persons Eternally (6:01) {audio}

18. Guardrail 5: The Persons Are Distinct (3:35) {audio}

19. Guardrail 6: The Persons Mutually Indwell Each Other (3:57) {audio}

20. Guardrail 7: Inseparable Operations (6:29) {audio}

21. From the Father, Through the Son, By the Spirit (6:51) {audio}

22. There's Always That Guy (3:50) {audio}

23. Is Eternal Generation a Thing? (8:41) {audio}

24. The Procession of the Spirit (5:44) {audio}

25. Outward Missions Reveal Inward Relations (4:15) {audio}

26. The Persons of the Trinity Glorify One Another (4:45) {audio}

27. Why isn't the Spirit Mentioned? (3:56) {audio}

28. Leading Trinitarian Worship (5:34) {audio}

29. Preaching Trinitarianly (4:59) {audio}

30. Equipping Members to Worship Trinitarily (6:22) {audio}


A Shorter Glossary of Trinitarian Terms    {audio}    {fact sheet}

A Longer Glossary of Trinitarian Terms    {audio}    {fact sheet}

Recorded Live

Some audio files have been edited by the speaker for length and polish.

Recorded Live: The Three-ness of God (30:26)   {audio}    {fact sheet}

Passage List: Passages Mentioning the Three Persons    {passage list}

Recorded Live: Seven Guardrails in Understanding the Trinity (56:15)   {audio}    {fact sheet}

Recorded Live: Eight Principles in Understanding the Incarnation (26:23)   {audio}    {fact sheet}

Recorded Live: Nine Objections to the Trinity (33:15)   {audio}    {fact sheet}

Recorded Live: How is God the Father... a Father? (9:27)     {audio}    {fact sheet}

Recorded Live: God the Father: Source & Planner (30:26)   {audio}    {fact sheet}

Recorded Live: Is God the Same in Public as He is in Private? (56:15)   {audio}    {fact sheet}

Recorded Live: Relating to God the Father (17:17)   {audio}    {fact sheet}

Trinitarian Worship

Trinitarian Praise: Bible-Based Trinitarian Praise (pdf)

Off-Site Links

Mike Winger, Are We Right About the Trinity?    {Podcast}    {Live Audience}

Michael Reeves, Explaining the Trinity    {Live Audience}

Michael Reeves, Delighting in the Trinity, on Steve Brown, etc.   {Podcast}

R. C. Sproul, One in Essence, Three in Person: The Mystery of the Trinity    {Class Lecture}

Robert Letham, Doctrine of the Trinity    {Podcast}

Robert Letham, The Trinity, Creation, and the World    {Live Audience}

Professor Alister McGrath, On The Trinity    {Live Audience}