One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
This website operates in the spirit of C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. While there are good reasons for holding to our various distinctives, and while these can prove to be beneficial to the Body of Christ, the sad reality is that Christians–far too often than not–have allowed such distinctives to become their supreme focus of unity, forgetting that there is but “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Eph 4:5). Such forgetfulness has often led to the exclusion of other Christians from one’s particular group. As a result, unfortunately, we have become a fractured and divisive bunch.
It is hoped that, in light of this reality, Trinityhaus could be a place where Christian catholicity can thrive, a Haus where God’s people–all of them–can learn about the Triune God, his ways, his works, a place for Christian dialogue and discussion about Scripture, theology, philosophy, and other interesting things. Feel free to chime in! (Perhaps seekers and skeptics would be intrigued as well; all are welcome to join the discussion.) The basic assumption behind this project is that what unites Christians is greater than those things that divide them. The base for our unity is our common faith in Christ, as given to us in The Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. These are our Creeds, for they provide us with the foundation for our learning, worship, and unity.
Matthew Halsted serves as an adjunct professor at Eternity Bible College and has completed degrees in International Studies and Philosophy. He is currently wrapping up a Ph.D. at the London School of Theology/University of Middlesex (UK), where he is researching Philosophical Hermeneutics. He has also studied at the University of Oklahoma (Philosophy); Biola University (Christian Apologetics); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Greek/New Testament); Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (Hebrew).
An ordained minister, Matthew serves as a pastor to a most-wonderful congregation in Oklahoma. He can be contacted at: mlhalsted (at) gmail (dot) com