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EFCA Theology Podcast

The EFCA Theology Podcast encourages pastors and church leaders to stay passionate about the gospel and faithful to the Scriptures. Episodes help listeners understand, share and live out our most important beliefs.

You can look forward to new episodes from a number of different categories, including:

- Past and upcoming EFCA Theology Conferences
- Past and upcoming EFCA One Conferences
- Audiobook chapters of Evangelical Convictions
- New content created specifically for the podcast

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July 21, 2019
Most recent episode

Evangelical Convictions, Introduction

In 2008, the EFCA adopted an updated, strengthened Statement of Faith. Following that update, the EFCA Spiritual Heritage Committee wrote the book Evangelical Convictions: An Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the EFCA to help pastors and church leaders better understand what we believe. In this episode, pastor Bill Kynes reads the introduction from Evangelical Convictions for us.

Bill is the senior pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale, Virginia.

You can find the whole book here.

July 18, 2019

Evangelical Convictions, Chapter 3

In 2008, the EFCA adopted an updated, strengthened Statement of Faith. Following that update, the EFCA Spiritual Heritage Committee wrote the book, Evangelical Convictions: An Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the EFCA, to help pastors and church leaders better understand what we believe. On this episode of the podcast, Alejandro Mandes reads chapter 3 of Evangelical Convictions. Alejandro serves as EFCA executive director of the All People Initiative.

July 17, 2019

Immigration, a Biblical and Missional Perspective

Introduction to Immigration

Our primary lens for viewing immigrants is as fellow image bearers, those created in the image of God and having dignity. Our primary lens for understanding immigration should be biblical and missional, not political. Principles that govern our thoughts and actions toward immigrants since they are created in the image of God, fellow image bearers, include sacrificial love, hospitality and missional opportunity.

It is a natural, though sinful, human response to fear outsiders and diminish their humanity. Just as, in and by the Spirit, we counter the sin of pride with the disciplines of humility and gratitude, we must also counter the sins of xenophobia and ethnocentrism with the disciplines of hospitality (Gen. 18) and missional courage (Acts 10). The word of the year in one of the word lists in 2017 was xenophobia, a “fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.” This is contrary to the exhortation from the writer of Hebrews who writes to Christians, “do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers “philoxenia”(Heb. 13:2). Christians do not exude fear of others, xenophobia, but rather extend love to strangers, philoxenia.

As with any other issue related to sin, sanctification and mission, our movement and our pastors need to speak boldly and clearly about what the Bible says and how that influences every facet of belief and behavior.

Resources

July 17, 2019

Evangelical Convictions Chapter 4

In 2008, the EFCA adopted an updated, strengthened Statement of Faith. Following that update, the EFCA Spiritual Heritage Committee wrote the book Evangelical Convictions: An Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the EFCA to help pastors and church leaders better understand what we believe. On this episode of the podcast, Greg Strand reads chapter 4 of Evangelical Convictions.

Greg serves as EFCA Director of Biblical Theology and Credentialing. You can find more information about the EFCA's credentialing process here.

July 16, 2019

Evangelical Convictions, Chapter 5

In 2008, the EFCA adopted an updated, strengthened Statement of Faith. Following that update, the EFCA Spiritual Heritage Committee wrote the book, Evangelical Convictions: An Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the EFCA, to help pastors and church leaders better understand what we believe. On this episode of the podcast, Ruth Evans reads chapter 5 of Evangelical Convictions. Ruth serves on the EFCA Board of Directors.

July 15, 2019

Evangelical Convictions, Chapter 6

In 2008, the EFCA adopted an updated, strengthened Statement of Faith. Following that update, the EFCA Spiritual Heritage Committee wrote the book, Evangelical Convictions: An Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the EFCA, to help pastors and church leaders better understand what we believe. On this episode of the podcast, Eddie Cole reads chapter 6 of Evangelical Convictions. Eddie serves as the district superintendent of the EFCA’s Eastern District Association.

July 14, 2019

Evangelical Convictions, Chapter 7

In 2008, the EFCA adopted an updated, strengthened Statement of Faith. Following that update, the EFCA Spiritual Heritage Committee wrote the book, Evangelical Convictions: An Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the EFCA, to help pastors and church leaders better understand what we believe. On this episode of the podcast, Lois McMartin reads chapter 7 of Evangelical Convictions. Lois served as the director of Member Care for EFCA ReachGlobal.

July 13, 2019

Evangelical Convictions, Chapter 8

In 2008, the EFCA adopted an updated, strengthened Statement of Faith. Following that update, the EFCA Spiritual Heritage Committee wrote the book, Evangelical Convictions: An Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the EFCA, to help pastors and church leaders better understand what we believe. On this episode of the podcast, Steven Weathers reads chapter 8 of Evangelical Convictions. Steven previously served as the multicultural ministries director for the EFCA.

July 12, 2019

Evangelical Convictions, Chapter 9

In 2019, an amendment to this Article was voted on and the EFCA passed it, it is now being updated. When this is completed, the link to the Article will be connected. This Article was voted on In 2008, the EFCA adopted an updated, strengthened Statement of Faith. Following that update, the EFCA Spiritual Heritage Committee wrote the book, Evangelical Convictions: An Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the EFCA, to help pastors and church leaders better understand what we believe. On this episode of the podcast, Ray Chang reads chapter 9 of Evangelical Convictions. Ray serves as the senior pastor at Ambassador Church, a multiethnic and multisite EFCA church in California.

July 11, 2019

Evangelical Convictions Chapter 10

In 2008, the EFCA adopted an updated, strengthened Statement of Faith. Following that update, the EFCA Spiritual Heritage Committee wrote the book Evangelical Convictions: An Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the EFCA to help pastors and church leaders better understand what we believe. In this episode, pastor Bill Kynes reads chapter 10 of Evangelical Convictions.

You can read Evangelical Convictions Chapter 1 and the Introduction.

Find the whole book (in print or a kindle version).