What if God is as rational as our own existence? Sitting in a pub one Christmas Eve, two friends hash out their doubts and questions about God, the Trinity, and existence itself. They agree that the Christian Trinity does not make much sense, yet when they look at the origins of the universe, they realize it also does not make sense, and for exactly the same reasons. And if the enigma of the Trinity is the same one underlying the universe, then perhaps the Trinity is as rational to believe in as our own existence. Yet as the night goes on, they realize the same tact can be taken with lots of other mysteries as well, including free will, the soul, God, eternity, truth, and meaning. If such things were not real, then would we even exist to talk about it?
‘Rethinking Truth: Assessing Heidegger's critique of Aquinas in light of Vallicella's critique of Heidegger', New Blackfriars vol. 101 (May 2020). Available here.
"Being and Time-less Faith: Juxtaposing Heideggerian Anxiety and Religious Faith." Open Theology 6 (2020). Available Here
An interview with Jonathan about the 'New Trinitarian Ontologies' conference he co-founded at Cambridge. Available Here.
'Race, Gender, and Religion in an African Enlightenment', The Journal of Religion and Film, Vol.26, Iss.1, (April 2022). Available here.
'The Monstrous Other and The Biblical Narrative of Ruth', The Journal of Religion and Film, Vol.24, Iss.2, Art.3 (Oct 2020). Available Here.
'Wrangling about Innate Ideas? Reflections On Locke and Cudworth', Religions, Vol. 14, Iss. 3 (March 2023). Available Here.
Jonathan Lyonhart (PhD, Cambridge) is a theologian, philosopher, author, and ordained minister, as well as a husband to Madison and a father to Søren and Augustine. He is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Lincoln Christian University, as well as a Fellow at the Cambridge Center for the Study of Platonism at Cambridge University, and a co-host of the Spiritually Incorrect Podcast (spirituallyincorrectpodcast.com).