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One of my favorite passages to preach for an ordination or installation service is 2 Timothy 4:5. The context is significant, since in it Paul acknowledges the challenges of pastoral ministry and the apparent success that many false teachers will achieve. In essence, the verse is set against the...
This week the Theology on the Go podcast is going to be a little different. Today, our host Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Stivason for a conversation on how the doctrines of grace influence the pastoral ministry. Dr. Master is dean of the school of divinity and professor of theology...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Thomas J. Nettles, retired Professor of Historical Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Nettles is regarded by some as one of the foremost Baptist historians in America today...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Joel Beeke. Dr. Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homi­letics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of...
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...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Tony Merida. Dr. Merida is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. He also serves as Associate Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Among his many books are...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Joel Beeke. Dr. Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homi­letics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of...
Just this week, an article appeared in Bloomberg News with a provocative title: “It’s Official: This Election is Driving Americans Nuts.” [1] The article goes on to describe a recent study undertaken by the American Psychological Society about the major causes of fear in American citizens. Normally...
This week the Theology on the Go podcast is going to be a little different. Today, our host Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Stivason for a conversation on issues of sexual identity and their effect on our churches and communities. Dr. Master is dean of the school of divinity and...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Mr. Jeremy Samek. Jeremy serves as Senior Counsel with Pennsylvania Family Institute and the Independence Law Center, where he plays an integral role on the legal and legislative policy teams. Since joining the staff in May...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Rev. Chad Vegas. Chad is the founding pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Bakersfield, CA. After completing his MA in Theology at Talbot, and being the high school pastor at RiverLakes Community Church, Chad was called to...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. Dr. Butterfield is a former tenured professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University, converted to Christ in 1999 in what she describes as a train wreck. Her memoir The...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Liam Goligher. Dr. Goligher began serving as Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in May of 2011. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Goligher...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Richard C. Barcellos. Dr. Barcellos is pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale, CA. He has over 25 years of pastoral experience. He received a B.S. from California State University, Fresno, M.Div. from The...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Scott Swain. Dr. Swain is Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Florida. He also serves as the Academic Dean on campus. With Dr. Michael Allen, he serves as general editor of two series:...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. James Dolezal. Dr. Dolezal is Assistant Professor in the School of Theology at Cairn University. He is a California native and is a graduate of The Master’s College, The Master’s Seminary, and Westminster Theological...
My wife and I are planning a fairly substantial gardening project in our front yard (she more enthusiastically than I). We’re going to uproot some bushes that no longer seem to fit, and are planning to plant other flowers in their place. It’s all fairly conventional, I suppose, and right now it...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by the Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman (PhD, Aberdeen) 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 currently co-...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by the Rev. Dr. David Hall (Ph.D., Whitefield Theological Seminary). Dr. Hall is married to Ann, and they are parents of three grown children. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA) since 2003...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by the Rev. Dr. Peter Lillback (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary). Dr. Lillback is president and professor of historical theology and church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. He also serves as the president of...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by the Rev. Dr. K. Scott Oliphint, professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, for a discussion on Confession and Apologetics. Dr. Oliphint’s academic interests include Cornelius Van...
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...
In today’s church, there are a number of significant questions about the doctrine of assurance. Some argue that you cannot ever really know if you’re saved at all; others insist that if you made some kind of profession of faith, then you ought never to doubt the reality of your salvation. The...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn. Dr. VanDixhoorn is Associate Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington D.C.. He is also the author of an extensive study on the Westminster Assembly entitled, The Minutes and...
This week the Theology on the Go podcast is going to be a little different. Today, instead of asking the questions, our host Dr. Jonathan Master, will be in the hot seat as Dr. Jeffrey Stivason joins him to talk about the important topic of inerrancy. Dr. Master is dean of the school of divinity...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Paul K. Helseth, Professor of Christian Thought at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul Minnesota. Dr. Helseth has contributed articles and reviews to scholarly journals and he regularly participates in academic conferences...
How should Christians act and speak in the midst of this loud and divisive political season? While the websites devoted to politics and news will give you the latest buzz and the minute-by-minute analysis, our approach at Place for Truth will be slightly different. What we’d like to provide is some...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. 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 several books, including a two-volume series on Christian worldview. He is...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is again joined by Dr. James Garretson. Dr. Garretson is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He has pastored congregations in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church in America, and taught at Knox...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. James Garretson. Dr. Garretson is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He has pastored congregations in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church in America, and taught at Knox...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. David Calhoun, who is Emeritus Professor of Church History at Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, Missouri. He has taught at Covenant College and Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) and served as...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. David Calhoun, who is Emeritus Professor of Church History at Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, Missouri. He has taught at Covenant College and Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) and served as...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Greg Beale, who is currently a professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has also served been on the faculty of Grove City College, Gordon-Conwell Theological...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Greg Beale, who is currently a professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has also served on the faculty of Grove City College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary,...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is again joined by Rev. Terry Johnson, who is Senior Minister at Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, GA. Rev. Johnson has written many books, including Catechizing Our Children , The Case for Traditional Protestantism , and Reformed...
When Jesus is asked about the greatest commandment, he responds by quoting from Deuteronomy 6. [1] Specifically, he quotes from the passage often called the Shema: “Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Rev. Terry Johnson, who is Senior Minister at Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, GA. Rev. Johnson has written many books, including Catechizing Our Children , The Case for Traditional Protestantism , and Reformed Worship ...
Every year, I teach theology classes to people who’ve never formally studied theology in the past. Some of my classes are with churches or on retreats; some are with undergraduate students; some for graduate students, training for gospel ministry. In each case, I start by asking my students what...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Gerrit Dawson, who serves as Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Dawson has written several books, including Jesus Ascended: The Meaning of Christ's Continuing Incarnation. On this...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined once again by Dr. Mark Jones, who has been serving as Senior Minister at Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Vancouver, Canada since 2007. Dr. Jones has written and edited many books, including a brand new volume on Christology...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. John Frame, J.D. Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. Dr. Frame has written many books, including a popular systematic theology, entitled Systematic Theology: An...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. John Frame, J.D. Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. Dr. Frame has written many books and taught extensively on philosophy for RTS and other schools . On this...
I did not know D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones personally. I have spoken with a few people who did, and I have certainly listened to recordings of his preaching and read many of his books, but I do not count myself an expert on the man. I am a second-hand witness at best, and I write this as a distant...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Pat Daly, U.S. Manager for the Banner of Truth Trust, publishers of many books, both old and new. One such book is the topic for today's episode, The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones by Iain H. Murray . On this installment of Theology on...
Christianity has always been a doctrinal religion. Theology – that which is taught about God, man, and salvation – has always been central to the Christian church. This is not to discount the place of experience. Certainly the Holy Spirit works in bringing men and women to new life and causing them...
Today Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. David F. Wells, Distinguished Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Wells has written many books, including No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? and God in the Whirlwind: How the Holy-Love of God Reorients...
This week on Theology on the Go, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. William VanDoodewaard, Professor of Church History at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. VanDoodewaard has contributed to and written several books, including his newest, The Quest for the...
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...
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'...
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...