Theology for the Church
By Caleb Lenard
Theology for the ChurchOct 02, 2023
E34: Recovering Baptist Sacramentalism with Michael Haykin and Andrew Owen
In this episode, Caleb is joined by Dr. Michael Haykin ( Th.D., Wycliffe College and University of Toronto) and Andrew Owen to discuss sacramentalism in the Baptist tradition via Dr. Haykin's book Amidst us our Beloved Stands.
E33: Amillennialism with Kim Riddlebarger
In this episode, Caleb is joined by Kim Riddlebarger (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) to discuss amillennialism and the hermeneutical principles that drive it. Together they explore the various millennial views, the nature of the kingdom of God, the signs of the times, the antichrist, the tribulation, the rapture, the binding of Satan, the resurrection, and more.
- A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times by Kim Riddlebarger https://a.co/d/bZAcdOr
- The Bible and the Future by Anthony Hoekema https://a.co/d/cl16Itc
- The Great End Time Debate: Issues, Options, and Amillennial Answers by Dean Davis https://a.co/d/aIdpCsE
- Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation by Dennis Johnson https://a.co/d/e1co0C5
- Biblical Theology by Geerhardus Vos https://a.co/d/0rCipAY
- The Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God by Greg Beale https://a.co/d/91i3IFv
E32: A Theology of Revelation with Greg Beale
Revelation: A Shorter Commentary by Greg Beale https://a.co/d/b6CdGvG
The Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God by Greg Beale https://a.co/d/30uGIb7
The Bible and the Future by Anthony Hoekema https://a.co/d/05y9cVQ
The Israel of God in Prophecy: Principles of Prophetic Interpretation by Hans K. Larondelle https://a.co/d/cG2tPNU
Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation by Dennis Johnson https://a.co/d/ha6ssTn
The Climax of the Covenant: Christ and the Law in Pauline Theology by N.T. Wright https://a.co/d/dg99zWM
E31: Progressive Covenantalism with Steve Wellum
In this episode, Caleb and guest, Steve Wellum (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), discuss the theological system known as progressive covenantalism and how it helps us understand and apply the storyline of Scripture to our lives. Wellum is Professor of Christian Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous essays, articles, and books. Most notably he is the co-author with Peter Gentry of Kingdom through Covenant, God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of the Person of Christ, and is currently working on a two-volume systematic theology, the first of which will be available for purchase in February of 2024.
- Christ from Beginning to End: How the Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ by Steve Wellum and Trent Hunter https://a.co/d/is2LMKj
- God's Kingdom through God's Covenants: A Concise Biblical Theology by Steve Wellum and Peter Gentry https://a.co/d/4cfgKOt
- Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course between Dispensational and Covenantal Theologies edited by Steve Wellum and Brent Parker https://a.co/d/70jf5nb
- Covenantal and Dispensational Theologies: Four Views on the Continuity of Scripture edited by Richard Lucas and Brent Parker https://a.co/d/7ZaYyea
- The Past and Future of Baptist Covenantal Theology: Comparing 1689 Federalism and Progressive Covenantalism by Richard Lucas https://equip.sbts.edu/publications/the-past-and-future-of-baptist-covenantal-theology-comparing-1689-federalism-and-progressive-covenantalism/
E30: The Covenant of Grace with Pascal Denault
In this episode, Caleb is joined by Pascal Denault (ThM, Acadia University) pastor of Reformed Baptist Church of Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada and author of The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology to discuss the covenant of grace from the reformed Baptist perspective. Together they address such questions as: What is the covenant of grace? How does it relate to the other theological covenants (covenant of redemption and covenant of works)? How does it relate to the historical covenants? How does it relate to the salvation of God's people and why is important for the life of the church? And more. Resources
E29: The Covenant of Works with Richard Belcher Jr.
In this episode, Caleb discusses the covenant of works with Richard Belcher Jr. (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary). Dr. Belcher is a professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte and the Academic Dean at both RTS Atlanta and RTS New York City as well an ordained minister in the PCA. Together they discuss questions like: What is the covenant of works? What is the biblical-theological warrant/foundation for a covenant of works in Scripture? How does the covenant of works relate to the other theological covenants (i.e. redemption and grace) and the historical covenants after Adam's fall (Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic, and the New). And more.
- The Fulfillment of the Promises of God: An Explanation of Covenant Theology by Richard Belcher Jr. https://a.co/d/0orc0DG
- Covenant Theology by RTS Faculty https://a.co/d/7N6SkSf
- Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ by Nehemiah Coxe and John Owen https://a.co/d/9mhzQBl
- The Mystery of Christ: His Covenant and His Kingdom by Sam Renihan https://a.co/d/eeOweUt
- The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology by Pascal Denault https://a.co/d/cc3CO4w
- Adam and the Covenant of Works by J.V. Fesko https://a.co/d/bQvpFFw
- Death in Adam, Life in Christ: The Doctrine of Imputation https://a.co/d/5vDuEH3
E28: The Covenant of Redemption with Guy Richard
The Covenant of Redemption by Guy Richard journal.rts.edu/article/the-covenant-of-redemption/
Covenant Theology by RTS Faculty https://a.co/d/7N6SkSf
Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ by Nehemiah Coxe and John Owen https://a.co/d/9mhzQBl
The Mystery of Christ: His Covenant and His Kingdom by Sam Renihan by https://a.co/d/eeOweUt
The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology by Pascal Denault https://a.co/d/cc3CO4w
E27: Covenant Theology with Patrick Abendroth
E26: Theological Interpretation of Scripture with Daniel Treier
E25: Systematic Theology with Todd Miles
for the life of the church and the people of God with Todd Miles (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) Professor of Theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Together Caleb and Todd answer questions like, what is systematic theology and why should the average Christian care to study it? How does it relate to other theological disciplines? What are its historical roots and why was/is it necessary? How do we apply Christian doctrine to life? How can churches better teach theology from the pulpit, in their classes, or small groups? And more.
Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology by John Frame https://a.co/d/8uIJhmt
50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology by Gregg Allison https://a.co/d/6WEuST3
Bible Doctrine, Second Edition: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith by Wayne Grudem https://a.co/d/1Z3rOIg
Christian Theology: The Biblical Story and Our Faith by Christopher Morgan https://a.co/d/cJOdcjC
Christian Theology by Millard Erickson https://a.co/d/5eajuEk
The Wonderful Works of God by Herman Bavinck https://a.co/d/8VXP8Fc
Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin https://a.co/d/cwtjixy
E24: Historical Theology with Jason Duesing
E23: Biblical Theology with Darian Lockett
E22: A Theology of Community with Jeremy Linneman
In this episode Caleb and guest Jeremy Linneman (DMin candidate at Covenant Seminary) lead pastor at Trinity Community Church in Columbia, Missouri discuss the topic of "A Theology of Community." Together they think through questions like: What does the doctrine of the Trinity and being created in the image of God have to do with life lived in community? How can we foster deep relationships? How do we help each other fight the epidemic of loneliness?, and more.
- Life-Giving Groups: "How-To" Grow Healthy, Multiplying Community Groups by Jeremey Linneman https://a.co/d/1hhrFuj
- Why Do We Feel Lonely at Church? by Jeremy Linneman https://a.co/d/3EyfGlu
- Thirty Years That Changed the World: The Book Acts for Today by Michael Green https://a.co/d/e2Uet6u
- Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer https://a.co/d/b5G8sgK
- Find Your People: Building Deep Community in a Lonely World by Jennie Allen https://a.co/d/hBxPCkS
E21: New Testament Use of the Old Testament with Greg Lanier
University of Cambridge) Associate Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary discuss how the New Testament authors used the Old Testament to communicate the gospel and present the person and work of Jesus. Together, they also cover what the Old Testament teaches Christians today about the church’s identity and ethics. Further, Greg shares his helpful 3-step method to explain how to identify and explore an Old Testament passage and see how it is “remixed” in the New Testament to thoughtfully engage with Scripture.
Old Made New: A Guide to the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by Greg Lanier https://a.co/d/bv82d1L
Dictionary of the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by Greg Beale, Don Carson, Benjamin L. Gladd, and AndyNaselli https://a.co/d/454ToXc
Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by Don Carson and Greg Beale https://a.co/d/6blAMRd
E20: Navigating Misinformation, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Theories with Jason Thacker
In this episode Caleb discusses the topic to how to navigate misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories with Jason Thacker (PhD candidate, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) assistant professor of philosophy and ethics at Boyce College and research fellow in Christian ethics and director of the research institute at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. In addition to defining each of these terms, Caleb and Jason address such questions as: How do Christian's engage in healthy ways with news media? How has the digital age changed how we perceive reality and changed our relationships? What are the cultural-historical-biblical roots of disinformation and misinformation? And more.
- The Digital Public Square: Christian Ethics in a Technological Society edited by Jason Thacker https://a.co/d/5hURBhZ
- Following Jesus in a Digital Age by Jason Thacker https://a.co/d/24M08zt
- God, Technology, and the Christian Life by Tony Reinke https://a.co/d/8Oc2oO4
- 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke https://a.co/d/5mbEyzb
- Andy Crouch Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Andy-Crouch/author/B001HCWOTK?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true
E19: Why Join a Church? With Alex Duke
Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus by Jonathan Leeman https://a.co/d/afplinT
The Rule of Love: How the Local Church Should Reflect God's Love and Authority by Jonathan Leeman https://a.co/d/bceQkKf
Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus by Jonathan Leeman https://a.co/d/iE6bcVI
One Assembly: Rethinking the Multisite and Multiservice Church Models by Jonathan Leeman https://a.co/d/iKmAhI7
The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church Attractive by Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop https://a.co/d/0f7kGiO
9Marks (various helpful articles) www.9marks.org/membership-discipline/
E18: The Bible, Philosophy, and the Christian Life with Dru Johnson
In this episode Caleb discusses the place of philosophy in the Christian life with Dru Johnson (PhD, University of St. Andrews) professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at The King's College (NYC) and the director of the Center for Hebraic Thought. If you're interested in learning more about how philosophy, Scripture, and theology interact and integrate into the life of the church, give this episode a listen!
- Biblical Philosophy by Dru Johnson https://a.co/d/iUertU1
- Biblical Knowing by Dru Johnson https://a.co/d/8lOiQvf
- Contextualization and the Old Testament: Between Asian and Western Perspectives by Jerry Hwang https://a.co/d/2ziGLzm
- On Script Podcast (hosted by Dru Johnson) https://onscript.study/
- Center for Hebraic Thought https://hebraicthought.org/
- The Biblical Mind https://thebiblicalmind.org/
E17: Trembling Faith with Taylor Turkington
In this episode Caleb discusses the book of Habakkuk with Taylor Turkington (DMin, Western Seminary) via her first, and new, book Trembling Faith: How a Distressed Prophet Helps Us Trust God in a Chaotic World. Listeners will discover that their frustrating and exhausting experience with chaos, injustice, and corruption is much like that of the distressed prophet Habakkuk in the Old Testament. Therefore, they will find some of the most powerful chapters of the Bible that both confront and console you in Habakkuk, to which this conversation seeks to highlight.
- Trembling Faith: How a Distressed Prophet Helps Us Trust God in a Chaotic World by Taylor Turkington
- Taylor's website: https://bibleequipping.org/
E16: Reading the Bible Wisely with Jonathan Pennington
In this episode Caleb is joined by Jonathan Penntington (PhD, University of St Andrews) who serves as professor of New Testament interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and pastor of spiritual formation at Sojourn East church in Louisville, Kentucky to discuss how to read Scripture wisely via his new book Come and See: The Journey of Knowing God through Scripture. The discussion centers on three avenues through which to read and understand the Bible: informational, theological, and transformational.
- Come and See: The Journey of Knowing God through Scripture by Jonathan Pennington https://a.co/d/8lmtlJZ
- Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture: A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey by Jonathan Pennington & Constantine Campbell https://a.co/d/1FXRrnI
- What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus' Bible by Jason DeRouchie https://a.co/d/dQ498b4
- Reading the Bible with Giants: How 2000 Years of Biblical Interpretation Can Shed New Light on Old Texts by David Paul Parris https://a.co/d/8AW9SZc
- Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis by Craig Carter https://a.co/d/ddK84Th
- Inductive Bible Study: Observation, Interpretation, and Application through the Lenses of History, Literature, and Theology by Richard Alan Fuhr & Andreas J. Köstenberger https://a.co/d/blvfImy
E15: Why Believe?: Apologetics with Neil Shenvi
In this episode Caleb is joined by Neil Shenvi (PhD, University of California, Berkely) for a conversation about the role of apologetics in the life of the church. Apologetics is simply the science and art of offering defenses for the Christian faith via Scripture, theology, logic, and philosophical reasoning. In this conversation, Caleb and Neil disuss questions like: What is apologetics? What are the different ways Christians do apologetics? What role do Scripture and systematic theology play in apologetic arguments? What is the best argument against Christianity? What role does apologetics play in family discipleship and in the local church?
- Why Believe?: A Reasoned Approach to Christianity by Neil Shenvi https://a.co/d/daFkrnR
- Critical Dilemma: The Rise of Critical Theories and Social Justice Ideology―Implications for the Church and Society Hardcover by Neil Shenvi https://a.co/d/csRpw6i
- Surviving Religion 101 by Michael Kruger https://a.co/d/0Rhc1AC
- Why God Makes Sense in a World That Doesn't: The Beauty of Christian Theism by Gavin Ortlund https://a.co/d/dnlkA0Z
- The Gospel According to Satan by Jared Wilson https://a.co/d/6cW2Ljy
- For Kids: https://mamabearapologetics.com/
E14: Inseparable Operations with Tyler Wittman
In this episode Caleb discusses the trinitarian doctrine of inseparable operation with Tyler Wittman (PhD, University of St. Andrews) assistant professor of theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. This doctrine teaches that all three persons of the Trinity are at work in every action outside of the Trinity’s life. This conversation explores definitions, scriptural warrant, historical and theological arguments for inseparable operations, as well as the practical implications it has for our understanding of the gospel and salvation.
- Biblical Reasoning: Christological and Trinitarian Rules for Exegesis by Tyler Wittman and Bobby Jamieson https://a.co/d/dbZymLv
- Trinitarian Dogmatics: Exploring the Grammar of the Christian Doctrine of God by Glenn Butner https://a.co/d/09RRb91
- The Trinity: An Introduction by Scott Swain https://a.co/d/fZRycYZ
- The Biblical Trinity: Encountering the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Scripture by Brandon Smith https://a.co/d/31Yuaym
- The Same God Who Works All Things: Inseparable Operations in Trinitarian Theology by Adonis Vidu https://a.co/d/b7h4jMG
E13: Trinity: Processions, Persons, and Relations with Glenn Butner
In this episode Caleb discusses how Scripture speaks of the one divine essence subsisting equally and fully in the persons of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with Glenn Butner (PhD, Marquette University) professor of theology and ethics at Sterling College. Dr. Butner has recently written an extremely helpful book titled Trinitarian Dogmatics: Exploring the Grammar of the Christian Doctrine of God that aims to help Christians speak accurately, faithfully, and biblically about who God is and has revealed himself to be. Glenn's work also stresses how the church as historically spoken of and argued for the triunity of the God of Scripture. This episode will give listeners a taste of what they can expect from Dr. Butner's important work in trinitarian theology and hopefully answer so difficult questions many have surrounding this doctrine.
- Trinitarian Dogmatics: Exploring the Grammar of the Christian Doctrine of God by Glenn Butner https://a.co/d/1IEb1ER
- The Son Who Learned Obedience: A Theological Case Against the Eternal Submission of the Son by Glenn Butner https://a.co/d/1IEb1ER
- The Trinity: An Introduction by Scott Swain https://a.co/d/eyo63me
- The Biblical Trinity: Encountering the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Scripture by Brandon Smith https://a.co/d/aWuJR23
E12: Them Before Us with Jenn Friesen
In this episode, Caleb talks with Jenn Friesen, director of operations at the up-and-coming non-profit organization Them Before Us about their mission, vision, goals, and resources. Them Before Us strives to put children before adults in every conversation about marriage and family seeking to prioritize the rights of children in the culture and courtroom, the personal and the public square because children deserve to be the primary consideration when considering what is best for, well, children. Resources:
- Website: https://thembeforeus.com/
- Book: Them Before Us: Why We Need a Global Children's Rights Movement https://a.co/d/0tURoix
E11: The Doctrine of Scripture with Guy Waters
In this episode, Caleb discusses the doctrine of Scripture with Guy Waters (PhD, Duke University) Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary. They cover questions like: What is the Bible? Why trust the Bible? What does the Bible say about itself? How have protestant Christians traditionally defined general and special revelation and the attributes of Scripture? What did the reformers mean by "sola scriptura" and how does that doctrine fit into confessions of faith and creeds? And more.
- For the Mouth of the Lord Has Spoken: The Doctrine of Scripture by Guy Waters https://a.co/d/9qQdDpc
- Taking God At His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me https://a.co/d/8v5qfjQ
- The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible by B.B. Warfield https://a.co/d/gtriS91
- The Doctrine of Scripture: An Introduction by Mark Thompson https://a.co/d/6z8gEej
E10: Biblical Counseling with Matt Haste
In this episode Caleb discusses the topic of biblical counseling with Matt Haste (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) associate professor of biblical spirituality and biblical counseling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This conversation addresses questions like: What is biblical counseling? How does biblical counseling relate to discipleship in the local church? Does every church member, in a sense, have the responsibility to provide biblical counseling to others in need? How do the "one another" commands and "household codes" apply to biblical counseling? When should a pastor or professional get involved in counseling situations? What role do members, pastors, and professional counselors play in more complex situations? And more!
- Biblical Counseling Coalition: https://www.biblicalcounselingcoalition.org/
- Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation: https://www.ccef.org/
- David Powlison: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B001JOTTKS/allbooks?ingress=0&visitId=db60d702-4e99-4bbc-a177-d85883973f93
- Edward Welch: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B001H6QS02/allbooks?ingress=0&visitId=df5207a0-5010-4345-a574-0ba0a49b28fe&store_ref=ap_rdr&ref_=ap_rdr
- Jeremy Pierre: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B01CUP5OOE/allbooks?ingress=0&visitId=8b5a4e4f-89ba-44f6-bba8-a7a11c75cbb9&store_ref=ap_rdr&ref_=ap_rdr
- Check out biblical counseling degree programs at SBTS: https://www.sbts.edu/
E9: Irresistible Beauty with Samuel Parkison
In this episode Caleb discusses the relationship between Christ's divine beauty and regeneration and faith with Samuel Parkison (PHD, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) via Parkison's new book, Irresistible Beauty: Beholding Triune Glory in the Face of Jesus Christ. In this conversation, an important argument is made for appreciating the aesthetic dimension of saving faith and how it compels faith-filled worship of the living God as delight in and desire for true beauty.
- Irresistible Beauty: Beholding Triune Glory in the Face of Jesus Christ by Samuel Parkison https://a.co/d/5GUL3bp
- In Defense of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful: On the Loss of Transcendence and the Decline of the West by Jordan Cooper https://a.co/d/aaU9pLf
- Returning to Reality: Christian Platonism for Our Times by Paul Tyson https://a.co/d/d6UP3n1
- Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis https://a.co/d/0saGeWg
- The Beauty of the Lord: Theology as Aesthetics by Jonathan King https://a.co/d/0pzDFkm
- The Beauty of Jesus Christ: Filling out a Scheme of St Augustine by Gerald O'Collins
- Spirit and Beauty: An Introduction to Theological Aesthetics by Patrick Sherry
E8: The Work of Christ with Andrew Owen
In this special Holy Week episode, Caleb discusses the doctrine of the atonement with friend and church member Andrew Owen. Andrew is a serious student of the Bible, a lover of covenant theology, and historical theology thus offering a helpful perspective on just what Christ accomplished on the cross for his people and why we should spend sustained time during this Christian holiday contemplating the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
- But for the Grace of God: An Exposition of the Canons of Dort by Cornelis Venema https://a.co/d/iki1blM
- Salvation Accomplished by the Son: The Work of Christ by Robert Peterson https://a.co/d/67fCyBG
- From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective by multiple authors https://a.co/d/eMp3U3v
E7: Teaching Kids Theology with Amy Gannett
In this episode Caleb discusses how we can and why we should be teaching theology to kids in the local church and at home with Amy Gannett (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary). Amy is the founder of Tiny Theologians and Bible Study School House as well as the author of several children's and popular level adult books on theology. She is a wife, mother and along with her husband and family, a church planter in Greenville, NC (Trinity Church Greenville).
- Tiny Theologians: https://www.tinytheologians.shop/
- Amy's Personal Website: https://amygannett.com/
- Amy's Most Recent Book, Fix Your Eyes: https://a.co/d/4mziD4Z
E6: Faith and Sports with John Maurer & Tyrel Lenard
In this episode Caleb discuses the topic of faith and sports with John Maurer (MDiv) Associate Chaplain and Director of Sports Ministry at Baylor University. This Episode also features Caleb's brother, Tyrel Lenard, an elite high school football coach in the state of Texas who brings a decade of experience coaching and ministering the gospel to student athletes in a secular setting. Together Caleb, John, and Tyrel discuss questions like: How can sports be used as a tool for discipleship? What is helpful and what is toxic about sports culture to an athlete's walk with Christ? How can churches better serve coaches, players, and their families? And more.
- Coaching from the Inside Out https://a.co/d/4qJBapz
- FCA: https://www.fca.org/
- AIA: https://athletesinaction.org/
E5: Typology and Allegory with Mitch Chase
In this episode Caleb discusses the topic of typological and allegorical interpretation with Mitch Chase (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) and why it is so important for reading and understanding the biblical story and for accurately interpreting the Word of God according to its authorial intent.
By Mitch Chase:
- 40 Questions About Typology and Allegory https://a.co/d/5GZPH7v
- Resurrection Hope and the Death of Death https://a.co/d/gyQRB72
- Hope for All the Earth: Understanding the story of the Old Testament https://a.co/d/bjEkQIr
- Short of Glory (Forthcoming) https://a.co/d/jiWyw0K
- Five Views of Christ in the Old Testament: Genre, Authorial Intent, and the Nature of Scripture (multiple authors) https://a.co/d/5oDz44K
- What is Biblical Theology? By James Hamilton https://a.co/d/bGAUQNH
- From Eden to the New Jerusalem by T. Desmond Alexander https://a.co/d/1bRqIRb
- Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition by Craig Carter https://a.co/d/46ymhkI
E4: A Christian Theology of Science with Paul Tyson
In this episode Caleb discusses the book A Christian Theology of Science: Reimagining a Vision of Natural Knowledge with the author Paul Tyson (PhD, The University of Queensland). Creedal Christianity has much to contribute to this ongoing conversation. Tyson's book contains an intellectual history of theology's engagement with science during the modern period, critiques current approaches, and makes a constructive proposal for how a Christian theological vision of natural knowledge can be better pursued. In this interview, Dr. Tyson explains that it is good both for religion and for science when Christians treat theology as their first truth discourse.
- A Christian Theology of Science by Paul Tyson: https://a.co/d/91n9pcB
- Seven Brief Lessons on Magic by Paul Tyson: https://a.co/d/3pp9KZD
- Natural Theology by David Haines: https://a.co/d/gGS9EJv
- The Faraday Institute of Science and Religion: https://www.faraday.cam.ac.uk/
- Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/
E3: Reading History, Learning from Imperfect Voices with John Wilsey
In this episode Caleb talks with John Wilsey (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) professor of church history and philosophy at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary about how to read history well and how to learn from imperfect voice of the past. What is history and why should we care about it? How do we listen to and learn from imperfect and sinful people without minimize their flaws or neglecting to look in the mirror of our own hearts to see our own fallenness and shortcomings?
Books by Dr. John Wilsey
- God’s Cold Warrior: The Life and Faith of John Foster Dulles: https://a.co/d/b4pjCOv
- American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea: https://a.co/d/8v2mf0n
- One Nation Under God?: An Evangelical Critique of Christian America: https://a.co/d/cuz7pbn
E2: Facing Criticism with Lewis Allen
In this episode Caleb talks with Pastor Lewis Allen (ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary) who serves as senior pastor of Hope Church in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, which he helped plant after twelve years of pastoring a church in West London. Together Caleb and Lewis think through the topic of facing criticism in both the Christian life and ministry. How do we handle critique in a biblical way? How do we offer or share critique of/with others? How do we use criticism, well meaning or not, as a tool for discipleship and sanctification?
Suggested Resources Mentioned in the episode:
By Lewis Allen
- The Preachers Catechism
- Resilient Faith (coauthored with his wife Sarah
- The Glory of Grace: An Introduction to the Puritans in Their Own Words
- Joel Beeke and Nick Thompson
- Pastors and Their Critics
By Paul Tripp
- Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands
- How People Change
By Ed Welch
- Side by Side
- Caring for One Another
- When People are Big and God is Small
By Mark Dever & Jamie Dunlop
- Compelling Community
Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
E1: Why Study Theology with Tim Wiebe
In this episode Caleb is joined by Dr. Tim Wiebe, pastor of spiritual formation, at Brookside Church in Omaha, Nebraska to discuss primarily three questions: (1) why study theology (2) What place does theological education have in the local church; and (3) how to implement theological thinking and education (both formally and informally) in the local church.
Recommend Book Resources:
- Deep Discipleship by J.T. English
- Grounded in the Gospel by J.I. Packer
- Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful by Gary Parrett and Steve Kang
- The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor by John Piper and D.A. Carson
- Center for Pastor Theologians: https://www.pastortheologians.com/
- Training the Church: https://www.trainingthechurch.com/
- Brookside Institute: https://www.thebrooksideinstitute.net/
Trailer: Introducing TFTC Podcast
In this episode Dr. Caleb Lenard, host of the show, shares with listeners his background, education, and ministry before diving into the purpose, goals, and format the podcast will take in future episodes.