EFCA Theology Conferences

May 01, 2017

Episode 146: Scott Manetsch on "The Extent of the Reformation’s Reform"

This year, in light of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses, the EFCA Theology Conference focused on the theology of the Reformation and its ongoing historical legacy. On this episode of the podcast, we share a message from that conference by Dr. Scott Manetsch entitled, “The Extent of the Reformation’s Reform: Word, Church, Ministry and Worship.”

Dr. Manetsch serves as Professor of Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.

You can find more for our 2017 EFCA Theology Conference here.

March 15, 2017

Episode 145: Kevin Vanhoozer on "The Reformation, Sola Scriptura and Tradition"

The 2017 EFCA Theology Conference explored the theology of the Reformation and its ongoing historical legacy. On this episode of the podcast, we share a message from that conference by Dr. Kevin VanHoozer entitled, “The Reformation, Sola Scriptura and Tradition.”

Dr. Vanhooser serves as Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.

You can find more from our 2017 EFCA Theology Conference here.

February 14, 2017

Episode 143: D.A. Carson on the Reformation and Justification

This year, in light of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses, the EFCA Theology Conference focused in on the theology of the Reformation and its ongoing historical legacy. On this episode of the podcast, we share a message from that conference by Dr. D.A Carson entitled, “The Heart of the Reformation: Justification.”

Dr. Carson serves as Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.

You can find more from the 2017 EFCA Theology Conference here.

February 01, 2017

Episode 142: Greg Strand Reads Luther's 95 Theses

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses, a pivotal moment in the rediscovery of the gospel that took place in the 16th century and still bears fruit today. This week, our 2017 EFCA Theology Conference focuses in on the theology of the Reformation and its ongoing historical legacy. On this episode of the podcast (in connection with our conference) we share Greg Strand reading Luther’s 95 theses.

Greg serves as the Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing for the EFCA.

You can find more from the 2017 EFCA Theology conference here.

December 06, 2016

Episode 141: Dr. Stan Jones on Science, Social Science and Sexual Orientation

The 2013 EFCA Theology Conference focused on the topic of human sexuality. On this episode of the podcast, we share a helpful, challenging and thought provoking message from that conference by Dr. Stan Jones entitled “Science, Social Science and Sexual Orientation.”

Dr. Jones serves as Professor of Psychology and Core Studies at Wheaton College.

You can find more from our 2013 EFCA Theology Conference on human sexuality here.

November 03, 2016

Episode 140: An Interview with Greg Strand on the 2017 EFCA Theology Conference

The EFCA is deeply committed to the theological health of our pastors, church leaders and churches. One way we live out this commitment is though our annual theology conferences. On this episode of the podcast we share an interview with Greg Strand, EFCA Director of Biblical Theology and Credentialing, on the 2017 EFCA Theology Conference. Titled Reformation 500: Theology and Legacy – God’s Gospel and the EFCA, the conference will be held in early February at Trinity International University. This interview will give you a good sense of what you will gain from the conference.

You can find more information on the 2017 EFCA Theology Conference here.

You can register for the conference here.

October 19, 2016

Episode 139: Robert Yarbrough on the Cross

In 2004, Dr. Robert Yarbrough encouraged pastors and church leaders at the EFCA Theology Conference to focus on the cross. On this episode of the podcast we share his conference message, in which he reminds us that Jesus’ death on the cross stands at the very center of the faith we confess, proclaim and live out every day.

Dr. Yarbrough taught New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for more than a decade. He now serves as Professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary.

August 04, 2016

Episode 134: Steven Roy on the Pastor as Theologian and Practitioner

In 2002, the EFCA Theology Conference sought to examine the biblical and theological issues related to leadership in the local church. On this episode of the podcast, we share a message from that conference by Dr. Steven Roy entitled, "The Pastor as Theologian and Practitioner." In his message, Dr. Roy calls Christian leaders to minister as both theologians who carefully study and apply of God’s word and practitioners who diligently take up the many and various tasks of pastoral ministry.

Dr. Roy serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.

July 20, 2016

Episode 133: Think Biblically, Preach Systematically with Graham Cole

Faithful Christian leaders know that their preaching and teaching of God’s Word needs to communicate both the meaning of Scripture in light of the Bible’s big, overarching story of redemption as well as help us understand, in basic categories, what we should believe and how we should live. On this episode of the podcast, we share a conference message by Dr. Graham Cole entitled, “Think Biblically, Preach Systematically.” In this message, Dr. Cole helps us understand our preaching and teaching in light of the relationship between Biblical Theology, which focuses on understanding the meaning of the text and Systematic Theology, which helps us understand (in organized categories) what we should believe and how we should live.

Dr. Cole serves as Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology and is the Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.

June 23, 2016

Episode 131: Scott Manetsch on Baptism and the EFCA

Many people (including some within our EFCA family) are surprised to learn that we allow the practice of both believer’s baptism and infant baptism in our churches. To help us better understand our commitment to unity on this issue, the 2005 EFCA Theology Conference took up the task of examining “Baptism and the EFCA.” On this episode of the podcast, we share a message from that conference by Dr. Scott Manetsch, which provides a helpful historical overview of the doctrine and practice of baptism, from the early church through the Reformation.

Scott serves as Professor of Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

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