Jonathan Master
Theology on the Go starts the new year with an exciting announcement. Jonathan Master is pleased to introduce his new regular co-host Dr. James Dolezal. James is not only Jonathan’s friend but also a colleague at Cairn University where he teaches trinitarian theology, church history, and philosophy.Continue reading.
Martin Blocki
Recognizing that the fear of man is a snare and that this snare will, in the context of presbytery decisions, result in harm to the people of God, I have determined to endeavor to speak and vote my conscience without consideration of what my fellow Presbyters think of me. Do I do this perfectly?...Continue reading.
Michael Matossian
In the Protestant family of churches, the phrase “church tradition” raises a red flag and is almost immediately rejected as an assault on the Bible’s authority. After all, sola Scriptura is a key Protestant rallying cry. At the same time, our churches have a plethora of their own traditions—...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Stivason
Some words are difficult to like. Do you know what I mean? Maybe I am not being clear. There are various reasons why we may not like this word or that. Some may be on unfriendly terms with a word because it is difficult to spell (think handkerchief - good thing for auto spell!). A few may avoid...Continue reading.
Tim Bertolet
“The preaching of the Word of God is the Word of God.” This line from the Second Helvetic Confession summarizes how we should think of the Biblical authority exercised in the pulpit. We see this concept reflected in Scripture, when someone preaches they are bringing the Word of God with authority.Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by the Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman (Ph.D., Aberdeen). Dr. Trueman holds the Paul Woolley Chair of Church History and is professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has written more than a dozen books, and is...Continue reading.
Martin Blocki
Men and women were created in the image of God. The image of God consists of true knowledge, righteousness, and holiness. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve had true knowledge. Their minds could understand the mind of God expressed in creation. They walked and talked with God thereby they...Continue reading.
David Smith
Reading has always been at the core of human scholarly pursuits. Indeed, the ancient and long-standing view of a scholar has been one who has the ability to read (not necessarily speak) in multiple languages and synthesize this reading accurately. On more than one occasion Jesus criticized the...Continue reading.
Michael Matossian
For the less adventurous among us who don’t like to take many risks, especially big ones, how handy it would be if God would give us a clear, detailed roadmap for our life and a smartphone app that guarantees we won’t take a wrong turn through a bad decision! If that resonates with you or that’s...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Waddington
The Protestant Reformation declared that the Scriptures displayed four perfections: authority, clarity, necessity, and sufficiency. When we say that the Scriptures are sufficient we mean that God has given us all that we need to know for salvation and life. Continue reading.
Jeffrey Stivason
When I was young and living under my parent's tutelage, cleaning my room was a primary chore assigned to me. However, even though I was the chief custodian of my room I was not the boss! After cleaning, my mother would show up for the inspection. More often than not, she would look at me...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
This week on Theology on the Go our host, Dr. Jonathan Master will be on the receiving end of the questions. Dr. Master is a speaker at the Alliance sponsored Blue Ridge Bible Conference held March 31- April 1 (Go to AllianeNet.org to register!). So, Dr. Jeffrey Stivason joins the program to...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Stivason
Now, it's this aspect that we need to engage. It's the practical side of adoption. When adoptive parents bring the newest family member home, a time of assimilation ensues. Let me say it like this, the siblings already present need to welcome the newest member and depending on the age...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Waddington
Adoptionism is an early Christian heresy regarding the person and work of Jesus Christ. This false teaching advanced the view that God the Father came upon an already-existing man called Jesus of Nazareth and adopted him as his “son” after the fact of his birth and maturation (perhaps adopting him...Continue reading.
Stephen Unthank
In the treasure chest of the Gospel, many have argued that our adoption really is the brightest and most beautiful of gems contained in all that Christ accomplished for us. But even taking a closer look at that particular gem we see that adoption itself has many different facets which, when...Continue reading.
David Garner
Cursory enquiry of huiothesia (“adoption”) in the New Testament might lead one to downplay its theological significance. Only five times does the term huiothesia appear, always in the Pauline corpus, ostensibly defending a cursory treatment based on its infrequency and Pauline exclusivity. If...Continue reading.
David Garner
When hearing the word adoption, most envision a once-orphaned child now legally joined to a new set of parents. A previously forlorn soul flees a loveless past and enters the permanent embrace of a welcoming family. For the child, life changes dramatically, with changes only slightly less marked...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. David Garner, vice president for advancement and associate professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Garner has a wide variety of theological interests including the doctrine of adoption, the...Continue reading.
Grant Van Leuven
Females are unmistakably and wonderfully not masculine. They exude more feeling in a manner that feels like more. They smell different. They sound different. They move differently. They look unique and look at things uniquely. Their ears and hearts have nuanced sensitivities that round out...Continue reading.
Mark Dalbey
“A few weeks ago, we ran an interview on missional theology with Dr. Mark Dalbey, president of Covenant Theological Seminary. We’re grateful for the responses we have received as a result of that conversation. Some of the feedback has been appreciative; some listeners have raised further...Continue reading.
Aimee Byrd
Aimee Byrd's book, No Little Women, is now on sale. Here is the introduction: We read books for different reasons. But whether we pick a fictional, historical, biographical, doctrinal, or self-help book, we are after a positive experience. There is something noble about reading—even if it...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Stivason
If you have not listened to Aimee Byrd's podcast at the head of this Theology on the Go series, take the seventeen minutes out of your day and do it - especially if you are a pastor. It is worth the time. After listening, I started to reflect on the women in the congregation that I serve and...Continue reading.
Jeffrey Waddington
Women are not second-class citizens in the Kingdom of God ruled over by Jesus Christ. There are two errors which we can fall into when we consider the role of women’s ministries in the church. We can either ride roughshod over the limits which God in Scripture places on the role of women in the...Continue reading.
David Smith
Why do some pastors so strongly emphasize the “means of grace” or God’s “ordinances”—God’s word, the sacraments (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper) and prayer? It boils down to this: humans are dead in their sin, wholly corrupted in their soul, and the only source of life—God—has given to his church...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Aimee Byrd. Aimee is just an ordinary mom of three who has also been a martial arts student, coffee shop owner, and Bible study teacher. Author of Housewife Theologian and Theological Fitness, she now blogs about theology...Continue reading.
Grant Van Leuven
If all your paperwork rolled like a sea upon your desk, you’d struggle to navigate and prepare your tax returns. If you blanketed your computer’s desktop with all your digital files, you’d smother the writing of a departmental report. So is any unorganized library a maze of confusion. ...Continue reading.

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