EFCA Theology Conferences

March 24, 2020

Episode 197: The Doctrine of the Scriptures: Authority, Clarity and Sufficiency with Dr. Graham Cole

In February 2020, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus was on the theme “Contending for the Faith – 7 Critical Contemporary Doctrinal Challenges: A Biblical, Theological and Pastoral Response.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Dr. Graham Cole’s message on the topic, “The Doctrine of the Scriptures: Authority, Clarity and Sufficiency.”

Graham serves as dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and professor of biblical and systematic theology at TEDS in Deerfield, Illinois.

March 19, 2020

Episode 196: The Doctrine of God: The Trinity and Classical Theism with Dr. Fred Sanders

In February 2020, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus was on the theme “Contending for the Faith – 7 Critical Contemporary Doctrinal Challenges: A Biblical, Theological and Pastoral Response.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Dr. Fred Sanders' opening message of the conference, “The Doctrine of God: The Trinity and Classical Theism.”

Fred serves as professor and associate dean of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, California.

March 17, 2020

Episode 195: Greg Strand Introduces the 2020 Theology Conference

In February 2020, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus was on the theme “Contending for the Faith – 7 Critical Contemporary Doctrinal Challenges: A Biblical, Theological and Pastoral Response.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Greg Strand’s introduction to the conference.

Greg serves as the executive director of theology and credentialing in the EFCA.

May 24, 2019

Episode 190: Becoming a Pastor-Theologian with Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer

In February 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. As part of this Conference, there was a luncheon lecture with Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer, entitled, “‘Did You Now Know That I Must Be About My Father’s Business?’: Becoming a Pastor-Theologian.”

On this episode of the podcast, we learn from Kevin as he addresses becoming a pastor-theologian by asking and answering five key questions: (1) "Why pastor-theologian?", (2) "Why pastor as public theologian?", (3) "What are the roles of the pastor-theologians?", (4) "How do pastor-theologians make disciples?" and (5) "How can pastors grow into their role as theologians?"

Kevin serves as research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

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.

May 08, 2019

Episode 176: The Problem of Divine Revelation with Dr. Hans Madueme

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. Hans Madueme’s message on the topic “The Doctrine of Creation and Human Origins,” or more specifically, “The Problem of Divine Revelation: Christology, Human Origins and the Ancient Near East.”

Hans serves as associate professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

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