Theology on the Go

Theology on the Go

Today Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Andrew Hoffecker, Professor of Church History (Emeritus) at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Hoffecker has written and edited many books, including a two-volume series on Christian worldview. He stops by to talk with Jonathan about...
A wise Puritan once said, "Providence is the Christian's diary not his Bible." Let me illustrate. Imagine the boy who is trying to decide which college to attend. He simply can't make up his mind and so he decides that he will go to that college which his parents or friends mention first in their...
There seems to be a renewal of theological emphasis today on the historical view of creatio continua (continual creation), referred to by some theologians as the doctrine of providence. Providence is the triune God's activity in preserving creatures and bringing about their fruitfulness and ongoing...
What is the difference between the providence of God and fate? For some the difference is not easily discerned. In fact, it may have been your unfortunate experience to have learned about fatalism while listening to someone lecture on God's providence! So, what is the real difference between two?...
I have had the privilege for the last year to be preaching consecutively through the book of Isaiah in the evening services of the congregation where I serve. It has been a joy and a challenge. Isaiah is the Mount Everest of the prophets and to scale its heights is breathtaking. Isaiah himself had...
Providence is the doctrine of Scripture that teaches us that God is still in control of the universe which He created. He still exercises authority over all of the creation and the unfolding of history within His creation is not haphazard but according to the plan and permission of God. Louis...
The Rev. Ian Hamilton stops by again to talk with Jonathan Master on this episode of Theology on the Go. Rev. Hamilton is Minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and has been serving the congregation there since 1999. He and Jonathan talk about the importance of God'...
Have you ever been in a discussion when someone asked, "But what is faith?" And then there was that long pause because you were all waiting for someone to quote Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Now, whether we call what we find in...
You are dutifully in worship on the Lord's Day and the preacher exhorts you to "glorify" God. The congregation dutifully nods their heads in agreement. Their hearts are stirred by the lofty piety of the sentiment. They leave with no clue what the preacher means! In a similar fashion, how many times...
Every thinking man is a man of faith, but the question must be asked: faith in what? Today, men place their faith in a number of different objects that may easily lead to false hope; faith in the security of their job, faith in the numbers of their bank account, or faith in a favorite player to...