How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

When we sing these lyrics from How Deep the Father’s Love for Us, should we mean the pain of the Son, the pain of the Father, or the pain of both? Kevin DeYoung tackled that question in his talk at the T4G 2010 conference last year concerning the topic of impassibility – the controversial doctrine of God’s inability to suffer. The mp3 is available here, or below:

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