A Pattern of Sound Words: What is God?

The team discusses God's incommunicable and communicable attributes as laid out in the Baptist Catechism question #7: What is God?  God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. Subscribe to our podcast!

Evenings With Berkhof: The Attributes of God

We discuss the attributes of God from Louis Berkhof's book, A Summary of Christian Doctrine.  We talk about the subject in the framework of his incommunicable and communicable attributes, drawing out the Creator/creature distinction and expressing how the gospel uniquely communicates to us God's attributes.   Subscribe to our podcast!

The Trinitarian Nature of Christianity

Dale and Drew discuss the Trinitarian nature of the Christian faith and life.  They look at a definition of the Trinity, explain the progressive revelation of this doctrine, and look at several key Scriptures in both Old and New Testaments. Show Notes: "The Trinitarian Nature of the Christian Faith and Life" (post by Drew)  ... Continue Reading →

What Is God’s Will for Your Life?

We address the misguided understanding that many Christians have regarding God's will for their lives.  The will of God is not some mystical concept that is discerned through signs and subjective feelings.  Rather, the Bible is full of principles, wisdom, and instruction regarding God's will for us.   Subscribe to our podcast!

God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment

We start by discussing how God manifests his glory in and through his creation, then move into the focal point of our discussion as found in Genesis 3 (especially vv. 15 and 21).  This theme of God's glory in salvation through judgment is a central theme that unfolds throughout the Scriptures, culminating in the cross... Continue Reading →

What Is the Gospel?: God, Man, Christ, Response

We answer the question, "What is the gospel?," by walking through a biblical framework, one that the apostles themselves utilized in their evangelistic messages: God, man, Christ, and response. Show Notes: What Is the Gospel? (book by Greg Gilbert) "Gospel Pillars: God, Man, Christ, Response" (post by Drew) The Gospel (page)   Subscribe to our... Continue Reading →

Gospel Pillars: God, Man, Christ, Response

The gospel is the good news about what God has done in and through Jesus Christ to reconcile sinners to himself.  The following framework, what I like to call “gospel pillars,” presents doctrinal truths by which we may rightly understand and receive the promises and blessings of the gospel.  While the section on Christ consists... Continue Reading →

The Meaning and Goal of God’s Sovereignty

What do we mean when we say that God is sovereign?  It is true that God’s sovereignty speaks to God’s kingship over creation.  However, some would attempt to define God’s kingship by first defining the kingship of men.  They use the pattern of an earthly king to influence and inform their understanding of God’s kingship,... Continue Reading →

God-Centered vs. Man-Centered Evangelism

We progress through a two-column table in Will Metzger's book, Tell the Truth, where he contrasts a man-centered and a God-centered approach to evangelism under four categories: view of God, view of humanity, view of Christ, and view of response to Christ. Show Notes: Tell the Truth (book by Will Metzger) Approaches to Evangelism (pdf... Continue Reading →

Evenings with Berkhof: General and Special Revelation

We discuss the concept of revelation in general then move into a fuller discussion of general and special revelation.  We also touch on the related issues of exclusivism vs. inclusivism and cessationism. Show Notes: "Must They Hear?: A Case for Exclusivism (Contra Inclusivism)" (article by Drew) To Be Continued? Are the Miraculous Gifts for Today?... Continue Reading →

God’s “Three Greats”

In the Bible, God has provided for us what I like to call his "three greats".  An understanding of these "greats" helps us to think through the relationship between the law, the gospel, and the Church's mission.  So, let us look briefly at these "greats".   1. The Great Commandment We find this "great" in... Continue Reading →

Sean Cole Discusses Traditional Soteriology in the SBC

We have pastor Sean Cole on to discuss the theological emphases and historical roots of Traditional Soteriology in the Southern Baptist Convention. Show Notes: Traditional Theology & the SBC (e-book by Tom Ascol) "The SBC 'Traditionalist' Stream" (article by Sean Cole) Understanding Christianity (Sean Cole's podcast) Emmanuel Baptist Church Colorado Christian University   Subscribe to... Continue Reading →

The Glory of God

"What is the glory of God?  I would suggest that the glory of God is the weight of the majestic goodness of who God is, and the resulting name, or reputation, that he gains from his revelation of himself as Creator, Sustainer, Judge, and Redeemer, perfect in justice and mercy, loving-kindness and truth." - James... Continue Reading →

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