Dale Tuggy

Dale Tuggy is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he teaches courses in analytic theology, philosophy of religion, religious studies, and the history of philosophy.

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  1. Aaron
    December 4, 2017 @ 11:32 pm

    Thanks for having a “regular guy” on your show, Dale. Corby Amos’s church experience and what he has encountered in his readings are largely the same as mine and all of the things he struggles with are things I also struggled with for a few years as I circled this issue again and again (and I still do and likely always will) as I read and investigated about this doctrine. Thanks for putting the material of all sides out there for us. I have a high respect for anyone who can articulate what they believe about this. After reading Clarke, Worcester and the Christians from the second, third and fourth centuries and comparing them to scripture I couldn’t help but agree with them. But I’m also always open to revise it and hungry to learn and be exposed to new ideas. Take care and God bless.

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  2. Phillip
    November 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

    Great episode!!

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  3. Rivers
    November 28, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

    I really like what Corby said in this podcast about the importance of using “simple” terminology to explain biblical theology rather than theological jargon that isn’t derived from scripture.

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  4. William
    November 28, 2017 @ 9:16 am

    Dale,
    Thanks for doing this podcast. I’m looking forward to the second part of it (I’m assuming here since the title says “part 1”). I resonate a lot with Corby.

    From the outset let me state that I am an evangelical Christian with Calvinistic soteriology with a heart for unreached and unengaged people groups around the world.

    My main concern is missional and evangelistic. I interact a lot with Muslims and I plan on going overseas to the middle east with my denomination. It is my interaction with Muslims that has led me to ask questions and eventually came across you, Dale. I think, to add to the list of frustrations, that the trinity can be a huge hurdle to evangelism. Most Muslims have a distorted view of the trinity already but then to try to explain the “orthodox” (I recognize that there isn’t one doctrine of the trinity, hence the quotes) makes it even harder. Additionally, I never see an evangelistic sermon given in Acts that represents the idea of the trinity. Its quite the opposite. It is that God sent the man Christ Jesus to be the Messiah (Acts 2). We don’t even present the gospel to people in a trinitarian way unless we are dead-set on being dogmatic about it. Most people, in my estimation, believe that God sent Jesus to give us eternal life (I’m also outing myself as a conditionalist, i.e. annihilationism) and then gives his Spirit as the guarantee of that salvation life, effectively three different persons who are related but seperate. Dale, how do you think that the/a doctrine of the trinity and Unitarianism affect missions?

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