The Biblical Counseling movement started through Jay Adams' discontentment with the influence of secular psychology on seminary curriculum for pastors. While Biblical Counseling as a movement is relatively young, Christian pastoral care has existed since the days of the early church. In the spirit of historical questions such as "where was justification by faith before... Continue Reading →
Here is a sermon preached at First Baptist Church Dublin on November 11, 2018, on Hebrews 1:1-4 titled "Who is Jesus?". A video of the service can be seen here.
Class Audio Orthodox – The teaching of the Church Fathers (100 AD – 799 AD, Church Fathers to the crowning of Charlemagne) Important Historical Milestones/Moments: Persecution Nero begins persecution in 64 AD in Rome, Rome burns and blames it on the Christians, Paul and Peter martyred in Rome. 250-312 AD, various Roman emperors (Decius, Valerian,... Continue Reading →
Class Audio WHAT IS THEOLOGY? HISTORICAL CONSIDERATIONS (I.III) Introduction How does History inform our beliefs? No one comes to any text of Scripture without being informed by others. Our beliefs, theology, favorite Scripture passages, interpretations of Scripture are indebted to others who have heavily influenced us. Micro-level – What sermon has influenced you the most?... Continue Reading →
Class Audio Examples of Biblical Theology Deut. 1-3 with Deut. 4 – Deuteronomy 1-3, a theological retelling of the nation of Israel in the wilderness to the next generation after their fathers fell into judgment because of sin. Conclusion (Deut 4): Do not be like your fathers and keep God’s law. Josh 24:1-13 with 24:14-28... Continue Reading →
Class Audio Examples of Theology or Biblical Theology What is the Bible? The Bible is a collection of 66 books written over 1500 years by 35 different authors which together tell a unified story of God’s working to redeem humanity to be part of his kingdom through the person and work of Jesus Christ. What... Continue Reading →
Class Audio Question: Is Systematic Theology different in different cultures? Yes and No Yes, language principle. Systematic Theology might appear differently because different languages have to communicate biblical truths within the language’s semantic range of meaning. Have to adapt language somewhere, since not everyone speaks Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. All theology will use language, so... Continue Reading →
Here is a sermon preached at First Baptist Church Dublin on October 14, 2018, on Hebrews 1:1-2 titled "God Has Spoken". A video of the service can be seen here.
Class Audio Question: Is it legitimate to explain the Bible not using language found in Scripture? Some people are concerned with Systematic Theology because the words are outside of Scripture. There are many words which you do not find in the Bible such as the Trinity, Hypostatic Union, Premillennial. Is the Bible our only authority... Continue Reading →