The History of Islam

February 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a Christian scholar of Islam on: The role of commerce in the spread of Islam; How the main segments of Islam (Sunnis and Shiites) developed; The historical background of “jihad” and how Muslims understand it; and Why Christian and Muslim relations soured. Read a Portion of the Transcript Leith: …

Better Together

February 11, 2019 ...

That feeling of being different pervaded Pentecostalism in the first few decades of its existence. These were the heady decades of the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy in American Protestantism. The Assemblies of God — along with other Pentecostal denominations — clearly mustered in the ranks of conservative doctrine. Indeed, in 1928, Pentecostal Evangel editor Stanley Frodsham declared, …

Theology Behind Euangelion

January 29, 2018 ...

The Jewish Path to Good News The first is a Jewish path. Isaiah, hundreds of years before Jesus, announced the good news of God’s reign for Israel in exile, with no immediate hope of restoration. How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news who proclaim peace, who bring good …

Evangelicals Can Have Different Views on Creation, Leaders Say

November 2, 2017 ...

“Evangelicals hold varying perspectives of how God created the earth — from a literal seven-day interpretation of Genesis to God-guided evolution,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “But they vehemently agree that God is the creator of the earth. How God chose to create is important, but it is secondary.” …

Understanding Islam From an Evangelical Perspective

October 15, 2017 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from an evangelical scholar on Islam, who has spent years in relationships with Muslims both overseas and in the United States, on: The main distinctives between historical, biblical Christianity and Islam; How different segments of the Muslim community operate and interact with each other; His own experiences with Islamic extremism; …

What’s Up With Mormons?

February 15, 2017 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a former Mormon, now evangelical leader in Utah on: The main distinctives between historical, biblical Christianity and Mormonism; A dialogue approach with Mormons; What Mormons and evangelicals have in common; and How the LDS church has changed in the last decade and where it’s headed. Read a Portion of the …

Theology of Entertainment

February 13, 2017 ...

He said that “muse” means to think and the “a” means “not” (in college I learned that’s a privative alpha negation). In other words, amusements are non-thinking. My father’s point was probably to avoid popular entertainment, because it is thoughtless. I’ve mused about this random parental lesson and decided that there are times when I …

Trends in Theological Education

October 15, 2016 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear the expert on theological education in the United States share: How changing expectations of pastors have impacted seminary training; How seminaries have adapted to distance and online education; What evangelicals can learn from mainline and Catholic seminaries; and What seminaries need to do in the next 20 years to continue being …

Are Multi-ethnic Churches the Only Way?

June 15, 2016 ...

Let’s examine our Lord’s Great Commission. In the midst of an impromptu worship service, Jesus calls his Jewish disciples to go — or more literally “as you are going” — and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:16-20). He is speaking to all Jews, and the “nations” are the ethnic groups of the world (i.e., …

Seminary Significance

April 21, 2016 ...

It seemed to me that going to college and possibly to graduate school was too much work, too much money, and a waste of too much time while living in a world that needed Jesus. I figured I could invest my life better in a community rather than on a campus. My father wrote back, …