Yes, You Should Impose a Theological System on the Bible (Just Be Sure Its a Biblical One)

How can you believe in eternal security? Haven’t you read Hebrews 6?! It seems pretty clear that its possible to taste of the heavenly gift and share in the Holy Spirit and then fall away beyond hope of renewal. Things would be a lot simpler if you just believed the Bible instead of trying to... Read more

PTEE continues theological training despite pandemic – Mission Network News

Egypt (MNN) COVID-19 has presented many challenges for ministries but that doesn’t stop them from pressing forward. The Program for Theological Education by Extension (PTEE) has been able to continue church leader education and small groups using various online platforms. “The program of PTEE was organized that students or church leaders could really study by... Read more

Black Lives Matter is a ‘Profoundly Theological Statement,’ Hillary Clinton Tells Pastor

Black Lives Matter is a 'Profoundly Theological Statement,' Hillary Clinton Tells Pastor On the first episode of her new podcast You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Pastor William J. Barber II of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, spoke about justice and racism.According to The Christian... Read more

How to Pick Your Theological Fights with Humility – TGC Africa

Finding the Right Hills to Die On is about seeking a middle ground between those who want to fight about every little theological doctrine and those who are indifferent to theology. Gavin Ortlund accomplishes this by providing a useful method to assess which doctrines should be fought and even divided over. He calls this Theological... Read more

New theological college appoints Rev Dr Michael Leyden as Dean

Rev Dr Michael LeydenThe Rev Dr Michael Leyden has been announced as the first Dean of Emmanuel Theological College.  The independent theological college will offer part-time and full-time formational, vocational training for lay and ordained leaders of the Church of the England. It will be home to around 250 students once it becomes operational, and... Read more

COVID-19: Its Theological Root Cause – and Certain End – TGC Africa

Across the globe today, COVID-19 continues to ravage communities. People in various spheres of responsibility are still grappling with how to make sense of it and serious effort is being directed towards eradicating the disease. Yet even now – can we really say what caused Coronavirus? More importantly, can we say with confidence if it... Read more

MLKs Theological Case for Racial Justice (and Todays Thin Alternatives)

Every Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Americans celebrate the legacy of a man whose work profoundly advanced the cause for racial justice in the West. King was a man of many admirable attributesan eloquent orator, adroit strategist, and visionary leader. But most importantly, he was morally principled. His case for racial justice and the civil... Read more

Theological Triage Is for Church Members, Too

He was waiting by my office door at 8 a.m. on Monday, and I could tell he wasnt chipper. Church members who rise early to greet you without an invitation usually arent. Pastors arent usually chipper on Monday morning, either. I spoke to him as warmly as an early morning before the requisite two cups... Read more

Persecuted Christians get theological training

Sudan (MNN) — It has been over a year since Sudans former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power. Bashir is currently facing several charges at the International Criminal Court, including his part in the Darfur genocide that began in 2003. The western Darfur region of Sudan has suffered 17 years of violence. It began... Read more

On Protesting: A Theological Reflection for the Privileged (like me)

Jesus didnt come to maintain the peace of the state. That version of peace (known as the Pax Romana) was designed to sustain the status quo so those in power could remain in power. So the comfortable could remain comfortable. So the oppressed would remain oppressed. So justice could be dispensed or withheld at the... Read more

9 Ways Emotions Play a Role in Theological Diversity

Complex Human Beings Because human beings are complex creatures with reason, will, and emotion, no reductionistic scheme that pigeonholes us as purely intuitive or purely rational beings can explain why we reason or why we dissent the way we do. Insights from neuroscience and social psychology, such as Haidts social intuitionist model of moral psychology,... Read more

How to Do Theological Triage in Our Divided Age

Speak the truth in love. Truth in love. Truth and love. One of these often dominates in theological conversations, some choosing to emphasize the need for truth and others the need for love. According to Paul, truth-telling and genuine love for those with whom we are speaking are crucial for growing up in every way... Read more

What Theological Hills Should We Be Willing to Die On?

For pastors, there are two types of members who can be particularly onerous. The first is the theological pugilist. For this person, every issue is a hill on which to die. There are no secondary issueseverything is a test of orthodoxy and fellowship. From church music to the deity of Christ, he never met a... Read more

How Social Media Worsens the Theological Divide

The Age of Instant Communication The people of God have always differed over some points of Christian doctrine. Though we have always had theological disagreements, the age of instant communication has transformed the way that we express our disagreementsand not always in a good way. The passing of another week simply means another controversy is... Read more

Persecuted Darfur Christians get theological coaching

[ad_1] Sudan (MNN) — It has been over a 12 months since Sudans former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted from energy. Bashir is at the moment dealing with a number of prices on the Worldwide Legal Courtroom, together with his half within the Darfur genocide that started in 2003. The western Darfur area of Sudan... Read more

four Methods to Observe Theological Humility

[ad_1] Humility Is the Option to Unity Some Christians are desirous to defend sound doctrine. Properly and good. However is the unity of the physique of Christ a type of doctrines we jealously guard? The unity of the church is one the objects of Christs dying (Eph. 2:14). This, as a lot as something, is... Read more

SGA fills theological gaps with coaching in former Soviet Union – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Russia (MNN) Whereas battle within the former Soviet Union has left many individuals in want of fundamental assets, it additionally leaves theological gaps. The Slavic Gospel Affiliation is working to fill these gaps by offering in-depth theology coaching to cities spanning the previous Soviet Union. Eric Mock from SGA says, What we discovered is... Read more

As strain persists, Iraqi Christian seeks to restart theological coaching – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iraq (MNN) — Believers push ahead in Iraq regardless of U.S.-Iran strain and inside wrestle. MNN spoke with an Iraqi Christian about circumstances on the bottom, however for safety functions we can't share his identify. Different ministries within the church… these ministries are going now… Sunday worship, different conferences for ladies, the youth, prayers.... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) – Tim Challies

[ad_1] This weeks Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who additionally sponsored the weblog this week. They've two presents which will curiosity you: First, they're providing everybody a free copy of Truths You Can Belief, a e book that gives truths you belief for all times and ministry from 13... Read more

Why Evangelicals Want Theological Retrieval

[ad_1] When Bible reply man Hank Hanegraaff transformedto Japanese Orthodoxy in 2017, Rod Dreher (an Orthodox believer himself) invited others evangelicals to observe his lead: Many evangelicals search the early church; effectively right here it's, in Orthodoxy. I'm positive some shall be scandalized by Hanegraaff’s conversion however I hope at the very least some will... Read more