The Importance of Language

Lance and Dale discuss the subject of language and how misusing it can result in the deterioration of Christian doctrine. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: The Importance of Definitions by Lance Jones Response to Robert Gagnon

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 →

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 →

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 →

Christ for Us: Jesus as Priest

Series Links: Christ for Us: Prophet, Priest, and King Jesus as Prophet We come now to the priestly office of Jesus.  Being that we have already considered his prophetic office, let us briefly note the distinctions between the two.  Again, I quote Berkhof: The Bible makes a broad but important distinction between a prophet and... Continue Reading →

Christ’s Active and Passive Obedience

"[Christ] perfectly met both the penal and the preceptive requirements of God's law.  The passive obedience refers to the former and the active obedience to the latter.  Christ's obedience was vicarious in the bearing of the full judgment of God upon sin, and it was vicarious in the full discharge of the demands of righteousness.  His obedience becomes the... Continue Reading →

Selfies and Selflessies

The word "selfie" was declared popular enough to grab a slot in the Oxford Dictionary in 2013. In a sense, the addition of this word was very appropriate given the nature of the generation who made it popular. That is to say that the Millennial generation has become one that is, among other things, defined... 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 →

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