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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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May 20, 2019
Most recent episode

Episode 186: 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.

May 17, 2019

Episode 185: 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.

May 16, 2019

Episode 184: 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.

May 15, 2019

Episode 183: Pastoral Ministry and Preaching with Greg Scharf, part 2

In the fall of 2018, Greg Scharf joined Greg Strand, EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, to address pastoral ministry and preaching. Greg is uniquely qualified to address these topics having served both as a pastor and professor. Greg has the title of professor emeritus of homiletics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, having served at TEDS in the pastoral theology department from 1999-2018. Prior to his tenure at TEDS teaching pastors, Greg served as a pastor in the EFCA for almost 20 years. During this time, he mentored interns from TEDS, and he also developed an elder training program for the church. Greg Strand was one of those interns.

In part two of this interview, we focus on preaching—preaching as an important aspect of and foundational to pastoral ministry, marks of a good sermon, marks of a good/faithful preacher, lessons for a young preacher, counsel for a seasoned preacher, and recommended resources.

May 14, 2019

Episode 182: Pastoral Ministry and Preaching with Greg Scharf, part 1

In the fall of 2018, Greg Scharf joined Greg Strand, EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, to address pastoral ministry and preaching. Greg is uniquely qualified to address these topics having served both as a pastor and professor. Greg has the title of professor emeritus of homiletics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, having served at TEDS in the pastoral theology department from 1999-2018. Prior to his tenure at TEDS teaching pastors, Greg served as a pastor in the EFCA for almost 20 years. During this time, he mentored interns from TEDS, and he also developed an elder training program for the church. Greg Strand was one of those interns.

In part one of this interview, we focus on pastoral ministry—models, training, preparation and the role of seminary, joys and struggles, privileges and pains, needs, challenges and temptations, faithfulness in life for a lifelong ministry.

May 13, 2019

Episode 181: The Doctrine of Creation and Human Destiny with Dr. Michael Wittmer

In February 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus was on the theme, “The Doctrine of Creation: Theological Significance and Implications.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Dr. Michael Wittmer’s concluding message on "The Doctrine of Creation and Human Destiny.”

Michael serves as professor of systematic theology and historical theology and director of the Center for Christian Worldview, and Bible, Religion and Ministry, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

May 12, 2019

Episode 180: The Doctrine of Creation and Human Stewardship with Dr. Jonathan Moo

In February 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus was on the theme, “The Doctrine of Creation: Theological Significance and Implications.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Dr. Jonathan Moo’s message on the topic “The Doctrine of Creation and Human Stewardship.”

Jonathan serves as associate professor of theology at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.

May 11, 2019

Episode 179: The Doctrine of Creation and Human Sexuality with Dr. Todd Wilson

In February 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus was on the theme, “The Doctrine of Creation: Theological Significance and Implications.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Dr. Todd Wilson’s message on the topic “The Doctrine of Creation and Human Sexuality.”

Todd serves as co-founder and president of The Center for Pastor Theologians in Oak Park, Illinois.

May 10, 2019

Episode 178: The Doctrine of Creation and Human Dignity with Dr. Paige Comstock Cunningham

In February 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus was on the theme, “The Doctrine of Creation: Theological Significance and Implications.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Dr. Paige Comstock Cunningham’s message on the topic “The Doctrine of Creation and Human Dignity.”

Paige serves as executive director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.

May 09, 2019

Episode 177: The Doctrine of Creation and Human Work with Dr. Tom Nelson

In February 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus was on the theme, “The Doctrine of Creation: Theological Significance and Implications.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Dr. Tom Nelson’s message on the topic “The Doctrine of Creation and Human Work.”

Tom serves as president of Made to Flourish and lead senior pastor of Christ Community Church (EFCA) in Leawood, Kansas.