Recommended Resources

Recommended Resources

October 05, 2016

Episode 138: Kevin Vanhoozer on the Purpose of Theologians

Have you ever wondered, "what are theologians for?" In this helpful lecture, Dr. Kevin Vanhooser seeks to answer that question by thoughtfully walking us through six metaphors that help us better understand the purpose and significance of theologians.

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

We want to say a special word of thanks to Trinity International University for giving us permission to share this and other resources with EFCA pastors and church leaders through our podcast. This lecture comes from the TEDS Lecture Series. You can find other helpful resources from the series here.

September 08, 2016

Episode 136: D.A. Carson on Suffering

How should we think about suffering and evil? More specifically, which biblical truths should we plant deep in our hearts before we find ourselves in the midst of suffering? On this episode of the podcast we share a lecture by D.A Carson on this important topic. Rather than giving us pointers on how to endure suffering after it has begun, Dr. Carson provides six foundational pillars that will help us think rightly about suffering before it has come upon us.

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

We want to say a special word of thanks to Trinity International University for giving us permission to share this and other resources with EFCA pastors and church leaders through our podcast. This lecture comes from Trinity’s Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding. Many other helpful resources from The Henry Center can be found here.

July 06, 2016

Episode 132: D.A. Carson on Revelation 20

We often think of Revelation 20 merely as the biblical chapter that is devoted to the Millennium. According to D.A. Carson, however, it is a passage that is “primarily about the defeat of Satan, his associates and his followers.” On this episode of the podcast we share a conference message by Dr. Carson on Revelation 20 that will help us better understand both the passage's teaching on the Millennium and its broader teaching on the future defeat of all who oppose God and reject his gospel. This message was recorded at the 2012 EFCA Great Lakes District Conference.

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

Special thanks to the Great Lakes District of the EFCA for allowing us to share this message. You can find out more about GLD here.

May 18, 2016

Episode 127: Kevin Kompelien on "A Solid Foundation in Uncertain Days"

These are uncertain times. Anyone with eyes to see is aware that we are living in an unstable, rapidly changing culture. On this episode of the podcast, we share a conference message from EFCA President Kevin Kompelien titled, “A Solid Foundation in Uncertain Days.” In this message, Kevin reminds us that the way forward will not be found through a clever strategy or slick plan, but rather in the foundation stones of our movement: the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Kevin shared this message at the 2016 Northern Plains District Conference. You can find more resources from the conference here.

April 07, 2016

Episode 121: Resisting Gossip

In 2013, EFCA Pastor Matt Mitchell wrote a helpful book called Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue. On this episode of the podcast, we share Mark Mellinger’s Gospel Coalition interview with Matt on the book.

Matt Mitchell is the Pastor of Lanse Evangelical Free Church in Lanse, Pennsylvania.

We want to thank Mark and Matt for graciously giving us permission to share this interview.

March 16, 2016

Episode 119: Greg Strand on our EFCA History and Heritage

Recently Greg Strand, director of Biblical Theology and Credentialing, was invited to give the Founders' Day lecture at Trinity Evangelical Divintiy School. On this episode of the podcast we share his address on the history and heritage of the Evangelical Free Church of America and Trinity International University.

You can find more information on the EFCA here and on Trinity International University here.