Audio, notes and bibliographies from the 2016 EFCA Theology Conference held at Valley EFC in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Doctrine of the Church: The Embodiment of the Gospel

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The heart of the doctrine of the church is the gospel. It is the gospel that creates the church. It is the church that proclaims and propagates the gospel. It is the church that embodies the gospel.

Day 1

Welcome and Framing the Issue

Presenter: Greg Strand

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What is a Church? A Biblical and Historical Overview

Presenter: Timothy George

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Length: 1:15:35

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The Church: A Visible Community — Boundary Markers of the Community

Presenter: Michael Lawrence

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Length: 1:13:10

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Day 2

The Church: A New Kinship Community

Presenter: Joseph Hellerman

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Length: 1:07:09

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The Church: A Community that Transforms

Presenter: Peter Cha

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Length: 1:17:05

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The Church: A Missional Community

Presenter: Greg Waybright

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Length: 1:19:18

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Shepherding God's Church: The Privelege of Being a Pastor

Presenter: Bill Kynes

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Length: 1:00:33

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Post Conference

The Ministry of the Gospel and Gender Dysphoria

Gender Dysphoria: Foundational Considerations (Key Terms and Biblical Perspectives)

Presenter: Mark Yarhouse

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Length: 1:01:33

Gender Dysphoria: Scientific —Biological, Psychological, and Sociocultural Considerations

Presenter: Mark Yarhouse

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Length: 1:00:14

Gender Dysphoria: Toward a Pastoral Response

Presenter: Mark Yarhouse

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Length: 1:03:14

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