Reframing the Trinity

Speaker(s): Rikk Watts
Date: Summer 2020
Length: 1h 28m
Product ID: RGDL5002R

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Lecture Description: In rightly affirming the Trinity, the Cappadocian fathers emphasized Matt 28:17’s formula, “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” Unfortunately, it lacks the one word—LORD—that most clearly identifies Jesus as God, and which Jesus himself and Paul his apostle together prioritise when speaking of Jesus’ identity (e.g. Ps 110:1 in Mark 12:35-37 par; 1 Cor 8:6). Careful attention to the significance of “LORD” and “son” in the Scriptures and the New Testament not only dissolves several long-standing trinitarian debates but suggests the need to reframe the traditional formula to more fully reflect the biblical witness.


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Rikk E. Watts served as Regent College's Professor of New Testament from 1996-2016 and currently serves as a Research Professor. Initially trained as an aeronautical engineer, Rikk worked for a number of years with IBM in large retail systems engineering while undertaking a degree in philosophy, art history, and sociology. He later joined a parachurch organization engaged in Christian awareness projects in public schools and in providing crisis accommodation and various rehabilitation programs for the urban poor. He was a founding member of On Being, a major Australian Christian magazine, and supported himself and his family as a professional drummer. n addition to Alphacrucis and Regent, Rikk has served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell (Boston), Wycliffe Hall (Oxford), Latrobe University (Melbourne), and the Bible College of Victoria (Melbourne).

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