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How Can We Study Theology for a Lifetime? Dr. Wayne Grudem

By Web Master | May 17, 2023 |

Guest: Dr. Wayne Grudem | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Grudem as they discuss lifelong theological study. Topics of conversation include: Dr. Grudem’s personal journey into theological study 12 books that have had a significant impact on his understanding of the Bible and theology Encouragement for people looking to begin studying theology Theology as a foundation…

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What is Paul’s Vision for the Christian Life? Dr. Jarvis Williams

By Web Master | May 10, 2023 |

Guest: Dr. Jarvis Williams | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Williams about Paul’s vision for the Christian life. Topics of conversation include: Paul’s view of the law How the New Perspective on Paul differs from a traditional understanding of justification The vertical, horizontal, and cosmic aspects of salvation What it means to live by the Spirit…

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What is Sin? Dr. Cornelius “Neal” Plantinga

By Web Master | May 3, 2023 |

Guest: Dr. Cornelius “Neal” Plantinga | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Plantinga about sin. Topics of conversation include: How to define sin Why sin is not directly addressed in churches today How our sin offends and grieves God Understanding the difference between degrees of sin Resources for further reading on the topic of sin. Dr. Neal…

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How Should Christians Engage in Politics? Dr. Jonathan Leeman

By Web Master | Apr 26, 2023 |

Guest: Dr. Jonathan Leeman | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Leeman about Christian engagement in politics. Topics of conversation include: Defining the terms politics and the church How your worldview affects your view of morality and justice Steps for thinking through how to engage politically as a Christian Distinguishing between “straight-line” and “jagged-line” issues Resources for…

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What is Christian Leadership? Dr. J. Michael Thigpen

By Web Master | Apr 19, 2023 |

Guest: Dr. J. Michael Thigpen | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Thigpen about Christian leadership. Topics of conversation include: How the Bible portrays Christian leadership in the examples of Saul, David, and Solomon How Christian leaders should reflect the character of God Godly vs. successful leaders A perspective shift on evaluating your pastor Resources for further…

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What is Revival? Dr. David Hogg

By Web Master | Apr 12, 2023 |

Guest: Dr. David Hogg | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Hogg about revival. Topics of conversation include: How we define the terms revival and awakening Examples of revival in the Bible Movements of revival throughout history The First and Second Great Awakening Resources for further reading on revival. Dr. David Hogg serves as vice president of…

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What Does it Mean to Be a Catholic Protestant? Dr. Michael Allen

By Web Master | Apr 5, 2023 |

Guest: Dr. Michael Allen | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Allen about unity within the church. Topics of conversation include Defining the words catholic and protestant Factors to consider as we strive toward a more united church What we mean by the word retrieval, and why it is important to learn from those who have gone…

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What Does Nature Teach on Men and Women? Dr. Joe Rigney

By Web Master | Mar 29, 2023 |

Guest: Dr. Joe Rigney | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Rigney about the differences between men and women, as revealed in nature. Topics of conversation include: How the Bible and nature are not at odds when it comes to understanding gender Defining “man” and “woman” Gender stereotypes vs. tendencies that serve a larger role in familial…

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How Should Christians Engage with Islam? Dr. Ayman Ibrahim

By Web Master | Mar 22, 2023 |

Guest: Dr. Ayman Ibrahim | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Ibrahim about Islam. Topics of conversation include: A brief history of Islam The origins of the Quran How to evaluate similarities and distinctions between Christianity and Islam Ways to engage in conversation with Muslims Social, cultural, and theological barriers to sharing the gospel with Muslims Resources…

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