Why “Athanasius Again”?
The name “Athanasius Again” is based upon the life of an early Church Bishop known as Athanasius of Alexandria (296-373 AD.). During his lifetime, Athanasius served as the famed Bishop of Alexandria. Athanasius’s became famous for his passionate defense of the Trinitarian doctrine formulated by the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. While the Nicene Council firmly established the doctrine of the Trinity in ecclesiastical writing, it was Athanasius who decisively applied the Nicene Creed to the anti-Trinitarian heretics who had risen to prominent places in the Church. It was Athanasius who led the Church forward in sound orthodoxy to defeat the false teacher Arius and his followers. The Alexandrian Bishop’s influence came directly from a robust knowledge of the scriptures. This produced his steadfast spiritual strength and the ability to both encourage the saints and defend the truth while being personal with the people of God so as to maintain the unity of the Church in the midst of great strife.
This site seeks to serve the same purpose. By teaching the scriptures and developing theology, we seek to proclaim truth and expose error (Eph 5:1-12). We seek to do this as Paul did, “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ” (Colossians 1:28).
Though this site is focused mainly on providing biblical resources to the members of Fellowship Bible Church of Carson City, NV, may God also use it to edify saints elsewhere. To Him be the glory forever and ever, amen!
The main authors of Athanasius Again are the pastoral staff of Fellowship Bible Church.
Michael Butler graduated from the Master’s Seminary in 2016 with an M.Div. His theological interests include soteriology, the doctrine of God’s love, and eschatology. He also loves spending time with his family and counseling the precious lambs of Christ’s flock.
Daniel Ruben is currently an M.Div student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His theological interests include justification and apologetics. He loves spending time with his wife and son as well as reading and playing music.