EFCA Theology Conferences

May 04, 2019

Episode 172: Evangel, Evangelical, Evangelicalism and the EFCA, part 3

In February 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus of the preconference was on the theme, “Evangel, Evangelical, Evangelicalism and the EFCA.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Daryl Williamson’s message on the topic “'Evangelical' in the Early Twenty-First Century: An African-American Perspective.”

Darryl serves as the lead pastor of Living Faith Bible Fellowship in Tampa, Florida.

May 03, 2019

Episode 171: Evangel, Evangelical, Evangelicalism and the EFCA, part 2

In February 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus of the preconference was on the theme, “Evangel, Evangelical, Evangelicalism and the EFCA.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Mark Noll’s opening message on the topic, “'Evangelical' in the Early Twenty-First Century: An Historical and Global Perspective.”

Mark serves as the research professor of history at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and professor emeritus at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana.

May 02, 2019

Episode 170: Evangel, Evangelical, Evangelicalism and the EFCA, part 1

In February 2019, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus of the preconference was on the theme, “Evangel, Evangelical, Evangelicalism and the EFCA.” On this episode of the podcast, we share Greg Strand’s introduction to the preconference.

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

May 01, 2019

Episode 169: EFCA Statement of Faith Q&A

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 “Statement of Faith Q&A” on the motion to amend Article 9 of our EFCA Statement of Faith, which consists of removing the term “premillennial” and replacing it with “glorious.” On this episode of the podcast, Bill Kynes and Greg Strand, members of the Spiritual Heritage Committee, gave an introduction to the session by responding to a few of the commonly-asked questions regarding this motion.

Bill serves as senior pastor at Cornerstone Church (EFCA) in Annandale, Virginia. Greg serves as the executive director of theology and credentialing in the EFCA.

June 28, 2018

Episode 161: The Ministry of the Gospel and Gender Dysphoria: Introduction

In 2016, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus of the postconference was on the theme, “The Ministry of the Gospel and Gender Dysphoria.” On this brief episode of the podcast, we share the introduction to this topic from Greg Strand.

July 26, 2018

Episode 164: Gender Dysphoria: Toward a Pastoral Response

In 2016, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus of the postconference was on the theme, “The Ministry of the Gospel and Gender Dysphoria.” On this episode of the podcast, we share the third and final message from Mark Yarhouse, “Gender Dysphoria: Toward a Pastoral Response.”

Mark is the Hughes Endowed Chair and professor of psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he is a core faculty member in the doctoral program in clinical psychology. Mark is also the founding director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity.

July 12, 2018

Episode 163: Gender Dysphoria: Scientific – Biological, Psychological and Sociocultural Considerations

In 2016, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus of the postconference was on the theme, “The Ministry of the Gospel and Gender Dysphoria.” On this episode of the podcast, we share the second message from Mark Yarhouse, “Gender Dysphoria: Scientific – Biological, Psychological and Sociocultural Considerations.”

Mark is the Hughes Endowed Chair and professor of psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he is a core faculty member in the doctoral program in clinical psychology. Mark is also the founding director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity.

June 28, 2018

Episode 162: Gender Dysphoria: Foundational Considerations (Key Terms and Biblical Perspectives)

In 2016, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus of the postconference was on the theme, “The Ministry of the Gospel and Gender Dysphoria.” On this episode of the podcast, we share the first message from Mark Yarhouse, “Gender Dysphoria: Foundational Considerations (Key Terms and Biblical Perspectives).”

Mark is the Hughes Endowed Chair and professor of psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he is a core faculty member in the doctoral program in clinical psychology. Mark is also the founding director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity.

June 04, 2018

Episode 160: Who Are the Real Muslims?

On this episode of the podcast, we share a message from that preconference by Roy Oksnevad, “Who are the real Muslims?” Roy serves as Director of COMMA Network, a Coalition of Ministries to Muslims in North America, and ReachNational All People Director of Muslim Ministry.

May 11, 2018

Episode 159: What Do Muslims Believe with Mike Urton

In 2018, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered in San Antonio, Texas, for the annual Theology Conference. The focus of the preconference was on the theme, “Understanding Islam, Loving Our Neighbors.” On this episode of the podcast, we share a message from that preconference by Mike Urton entitled, “What do Muslims Believe?”

Mike serves as Associate Director of the COMMA Network, a Coalition of Ministries to Muslims in North America, and ReachNational All People Muslim Ministry.

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