The Theology for Life Podcast
A weekly podcast co-hosted by Drs. Ed Stetzer and Lynn Cohick
In this episode of Theology for Life Ed and Lynn talk to Dr. David Lauber about his works on both the doctrine of sin and the role of patience in the Christian life.
After Baptism Gone Wrong, Court Weakens Church Protections
Oklahoma Supreme Court says membership matters most in tortured ex-Muslim’s lawsuit.
the Sooner State's top court to take a third look at the case, arguing that the justices mixed up two separate issues of law: the ecclesiastical extension/church autonomy doctrine and the
What Evangelicals Can Learn from George Lindbeck
Here's why one of the leaders of postliberalism believed conservative Protestants would carry the torch.
longtime professor of historical theology at Yale Divinity School, passed away on January 8. In evangelical circles he is best known as the author of The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and
Died: George Lindbeck, Father of Postliberal Theology
Nature of Doctrine author was a “missionary to postmodernity.”
Obituary. Died: George Lindbeck, Father of Postliberal Theology. Nature of Doctrine author was a “missionary to postmodernity.”. Kate Shellnutt. January 23, 2018 1:25 PM.
The Reformation, Viewed from the East
An Eastern Orthodox theologian assesses Luther’s famous doctrine of ‘sola fide.’
The Reformation, Viewed from the East. An Eastern Orthodox theologian assesses Luther's famous doctrine of 'sola fide.'. Bradley Nassif| November 27, 2017.
I'm an Evangelical Ecumenist? What Does That Even Mean?
Working with other believers on common issues
That's ecumenism that takes seriously that the gospel makes us one family, but also takes doctrine seriously enough that we know that we can't just pretend differences don't exist.
Origin of Spiritual Gifts Profiles
Fascinating research on the systematic theology of spiritual gifts
researchers. Here is what I have discovered. Brief History. The doctrine of spiritual gifts, as we think of it today, is of relatively recent interest. Historically
The Virgin Birth: What’s the Problem Exactly?
Why evangelicals don’t fuss over this doctrine.
The Virgin Birth: What's the Problem Exactly? Why evangelicals don't fuss over this doctrine. A lot depended on this doctrine. The main lines of liberal argument against it were:
Why Critics Are Wrong to Scold Evangelicals for Historical Rootlessness
A new book demonstrates the movement has been “a perennial and recurring feature of Christian history.”
In An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, Newman argued that “to be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.” He was confident that the more one explores the early
Apocalypse Now? Evangelicals and a Raw Deal at Raw Story
Raw Story claims that a state senator “predicts Trump’s Jerusalem embassy decision may usher in Armageddon.” But, he didn't.
eschatology. Regardless of whether one agrees or disagrees with this doctrine, it is hardly a declaration of an impending apocalypse. Consistency Matters. A
We Actually Don’t Need a Trinitarian Revival
Attempts to teach a ‘better’ understanding of the Trinity may do more harm than good.
But I have never been able to embrace the idea that the state of the doctrine of the Trinity in contemporary Christian life is so threatened that drastic action is necessary.
It Doesn’t Get Any More Personal
Why evangelicals give pride of place to penal substitutionary understandings of the Cross.
punishment we deserved. This idea—summarily called the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement—has fallen from grace in many circles. It's been
A Millennial Anomaly? Why I’m Still In Church
Just because Millennials aren’t at your church doesn’t mean they’ve forsaken church.
Let's face it: we can know a lot of theology and doctrine and have memorized many Bible verses, but when it comes to actually putting all the knowledge into practice, we need people
The Cross-Resurrection Contradiction
At the heart of Christian faith is a commitment to a God who enters into suffering.
One of the fears many people have when they think about evangelism is that they will be asked questions about Christian doctrine and belief for which they don't have adequate answers
A Roman Catholic Appreciation of Justification by Faith
Both traditions can appreciate Luther’s famous dictum as a recovery, not a discovery.
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, famously broke with the Roman Catholic Church, primarily over the doctrine of justification.
The Rise of Reformed Charismatics
A 21st-century global movement sets the Word on fire with gospel preaching and powerful spiritual gifts.
Cessationists, like Reformed heavyweight John MacArthur, accuse charismatics of being light on biblical truth, often elevating spiritual experience above sound doctrine.