Eric (and Andrew) I don’t think I have misunderstood Andrwew, if I have please point out to me where. I Have over the years tried hard to engage with opposing views and the scriptures ad the subject of ‘Christology’ or ‘the Trinity’ have been constant companions of mine. I tell the story in my blog ‘Bible studies that changed my life’.
The fact is though that this issue is so important (in a way that Hell, end times etc isn’t) that the musings of Pastors, Bible teachers, and theologians should be kept within those circles and dealt with by effective study of the scriptures. I ‘internally’ re-examine key biblical issues occasionally but when these discussions become public it is important I feel to reinforce the accepted biblical view with some rigour. Hence the robust nature of the dialogue (akthough I hope not aggressive or offensive).