Jonathan Master
Today, Dr. Michael Allen is with us! He’s the professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. And he’s the author of Sanctification, part of the New Studies in Dogmatics series from Zondervan. ...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
Today Jonathan Master is joined by Rev. Ian Hamilton, Minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Rev. Hamilton has been serving the congregation of Cambridge Presbyterian Church since 1999. He stops by to talk with Jonathan about the importance of faith and what it...Continue reading.
John Hartley
Overlooking the biblical doctrine of union with Christ is one surefire way to lose sight of Christ while allegedly maintaining a rigorous orthodoxy in matters of doctrine and worship. If we labor in orthodoxy - either as worshipers or ministers - while blind to our union with Christ, it will not...Continue reading.
Tim Bertolet
Jeffrey Stivason
In the fifteenth chapter of the first letter to the Corinthians, Paul identifies Christ's resurrection as the first fruits of those who are asleep. Now, we might wonder at his choice of words. What does he mean by "first fruits?" Well, some might say, "Paul is wanting us to...Continue reading.
Stephen Unthank
From whence does Paul's understanding of a believer's union in Christ come? Much recent work has shed some light upon this question and many have pointed to Paul's actual encounter with Christ when on the Damascus Road. And indeed it seems that it was in his Damascus road experience...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Waddington
Many readers no doubt are aware that union with Christ is a major concern for the apostle Paul. When you look at such passages as Ephesians 2:1-22 and Colossians 2:6-15 and 3:1-17 it becomes clear that to be "in Christ" or "in him" or for Christ to be "in you" is the...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
On this episode of Theology on the Go, Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Emeritus Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gaffin is the author of many books, including By Faith, Not By Sight: Paul and the...Continue reading.
Cody Dolinsek
It is always important before attacking an opponent's position to ascertain what is being defended. Having answered this question, it is important to ask oneself whether what one's opponent is defending is something one would defend oneself. If we can decide that our opponents in any...Continue reading.
Tim Bertolet
The basic issue behind the concept of limited atonement is whether or not the cross of Christ is effective in accomplishing what God has intended or not. In the death of Christ was sin actually put away? Does it merely make salvation possible or does it effectively accomplish the salvation of God...Continue reading.
James Rich
We have all encountered self-styled "Four Pointers," people who say they embrace the teachings of Reformed theology which are summarized in the TULIP acrostic. The one difference is that they reject the "L" which stands for "limited atonement." Four-point Calvinists...Continue reading.
Michael Roberts
The third point in Reformed theology's famous acrostic suffers from something of an identity problem. As it has been often observed, the preferred way to describe the doctrine in question is that of either definite atonement or particular redemption, owing to the traditional term's...Continue reading.
Stephen Unthank
At the heart of the gospel is the penal substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ. And though this is properly the work of the incarnate Son of God who died upon the cross, the Trinity is wholly involved in this event - it is the Father who sent the Son and it is the Son who dies through the power...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Stivason
A theological earthquake shook my life over twenty years ago. I can still see the classroom lit by the afternoon sun. It was mostly quiet and peaceful that day with one exception. A classmate was standing in front of me trying for all he was worth to persuade me of definite or limited atonement...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Jonathan Gibson, co-editor of a recent scholarly work on definite atonement, From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective. Listen in as they discuss the...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Stivason
Cardinal Bellarmine (1542-1621) was a well-known figure of the Counter-Reformation and was no mean theologian. He was Pope Clement VIII's personal theologian and in 1930 he was canonized and consequently named a Doctor of the Church. Protestants often reflect on the Reformation as the time...Continue reading.
James Rich
As one of the solas of the Reformation, the centrality of grace in the Christian life is hard to overstate, but it seems Christians struggle somewhat to understand exactly what it is and how it operates. To demonstrate this misunderstanding, here's a quick quiz: "True or false; we are...Continue reading.
Michael Roberts
John Owen, the seventeenth century English Puritan, wrote of an imagined reaction in heaven by the Son of God in response to the fall of Adam and Eve, and what he purposed to do in response:Continue reading.
Tim Bertolet
As a pastor, I find that many Christians recognize that their salvation has been accomplished and given to them by the grace of God. However, it is insufficient to hold that salvation comes through the grace of God. The real hallmark of a Christian moving to deeper maturity is whether or not they...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Waddington
The Bible represents God's relationship to his human creation in terms of a two covenant structure (nicely summed up in the Westminster Confession of Faith 7.3,5, and 6). God created Adam and Eve within a covenant structure called the covenant of works in which God commanded our first parents...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
On this episode of Theology on the Go, Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Sean Lucas, senior minster of the historic First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Associate Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Lucas is the author of...Continue reading.
Michael Dewalt
Biblical theology is one of the newer, up and coming, broadening branches of theology. The term itself has been used to indicate three different aspects of the discipline; firstly it can simply refer theology that is biblical; secondly, biblical theology became attached to a movement that arose in...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Waddington
There has been a lot of dust raised about the relationship of systematic theology (referred to as dogmatics outside the US) to biblical theology since the latter's introduction into the theological encyclopedia (all the various sub-disciplines of theology such as exegetics, church history, etc...Continue reading.
Tim Bertolet
We all want our theology to be Biblical so that what we believe and obey is derived from the Bible. However, that is not typically what we mean when we say "Biblical theology". Biblical theology is a way of understanding the Scripture that pays specific attention to the unfolding of God...Continue reading.
Michael Roberts
Prior to the Protestant Reformation, theological reflection was generally in the realm of what we would today call systematic theology. As can be seen by its name, the goal is to systematize or order the teaching of the Bible into a coherent expression of doctrine. One expression of this is in...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
On this episode of Theology on the Go, Dr. Richard Gamble, Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, takes some time to talk with Jonathan Master about Biblical Theology. Dr. Gamble has contributed to more than 75 publications, including The Whole Counsel of...Continue reading.

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