Mike Bird & Scott Harrower – Trinity Without Hierarchy
Episode: While there is nothing new drama over the Trinity, there has been quite the kerfuffle in evangelical circles about the subordination of the Son in recent years. In this episode co-host Amy Hughes talks with Mike Bird and Scott Harrower about teaching and preaching the Trinity, theological controversy, and their co-edited project that lays out and addresses all the drama – Trinity without Hierarchy: Reclaiming Nicene Orthodoxy in Evangelical Theology.
Guests: Mike Bird is Academic Dean and Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College. Mike describes himself as a “biblical theologian” who endeavours to bring together biblical studies and systematic theology. He believes that the purpose of the church is to “gospelize,” that is to preach, promote, and practise the Gospel-story of the Lord Jesus Christ. Remembered by students for his mix of outlandish humour and intellectual rigor, he makes theology both entertaining and challenging. Mike has written and edited over thirty books in the fields of Septuagint, Historical Jesus, the Gospels, St Paul, Biblical Theology, and Systematic Theology. His book Evangelical Theology is an attempt to develop a truly gospel-based theology that promotes the advance of the gospel in Christian life and thought. He is the co-editor of the New Covenant Commentary Series, an associate editor for Zondervan’s The Story of God Bible Commentary, and an elected member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (the international society of New Testament scholars). He often speaks at conferences in Australia, the UK, and USA and has written a New Testament Introduction co-authored with N.T. Wright. He also runs a popular blog called Euangelion. Michael is married to Naomi and they have four children.