EFCA Theology Conferences

May 05, 2020

Episode 198: The Doctrine of Humanity: Imago Dei, Embodiment, Identity and Human Sexuality with Dr. Gregg Allison

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. Gregg Allison’s message on the topic, “The Doctrine of Humanity: Imago Dei, Embodiment, Identity and Human Sexuality.”

Gregg serves as professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a pastor of Sojourn Church East in Louisville, Kentucky.

June 04, 2020

Episode 202: The Doctrine of Hell: Eternal Conscious Punishment with Dr. Don Carson

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. Don Carson’s message on the topic, “The Doctrine of Hell: Eternal Conscious Punishment.”

Don serves as emeritus professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and founder and theologian-at-large of The Gospel Coalition.

May 28, 2020

Episode 201: The Doctrine of Christ: The Exclusivity and Necessity of Jesus Christ with Dr. Harold Netland

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. Harold Netland’s message on the topic, “The Doctrine of Christ: The Exclusivity and Necessity of Jesus Christ.”

Harold serves as professor of philosophy of religion and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

May 21, 2020

Episode 200: The Doctrine of the Church: The People of God, Public Theology and Politics with Rev. Thabiti Anyabwile and Dr. Jonathan Leeman

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. Jonathan Leeman’s and Rev. Thabiti Anyabwile’s messages on the topic, “The Doctrine of the Church: The People of God, Public Theology and Politics.”

Jonathan serves as the editorial director for 9Marks series of books and 9Marks Journal in Washington D.C. Thabiti serves as pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington D.C., and council member of The Gospel Coalition.

May 14, 2020

Episode 199: The Doctrine of Salvation: Penal Substitution—The Heart of Atonement with Dr. Steve Wellum

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. Steve Wellum’s message on the topic, “The Doctrine of Salvation: Penal Substitution – The Heart of the Atonement.”

Steve serves as professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and editor of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.

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.

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