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EFCA Theology Podcast

The EFCA Theology Podcast encourages pastors and church leaders to stay passionate about the gospel and faithful to the Scriptures. Episodes help listeners understand, share and live out our most important beliefs.

You can look forward to new episodes from a number of different categories, including:

- Past and upcoming EFCA Theology Conferences
- Past and upcoming EFCA One Conferences
- Audiobook chapters of Evangelical Convictions
- New content created specifically for the podcast

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March 15, 2018

Episode 153: Doug Sweeney on American Evangelicals and Racial and Ethnic Partiality

The church, committed to and compelled by the gospel of Jesus Christ, has engaged in both the proclamation of the gospel and its accompanying social ministries of compassion and justice. This has been reflective of the church from the beginning. Affirming this reality, it is important to address and assess how Evangelicals have historically addressed these matters of race in the 18th-19th centuries, some of our significant right-steps and have some of the other painful missteps and sins of the past 150-200 years which remain with us today. Join with other EFCA pastors as they listen to Doug Sweeney, Distinguished Professor of Church History and History of Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical School.

March 13, 2018

Episode 152: Jarvis Williams on The Cross and Racial Reconciliation

As Evangelicals more broadly, and as the EFCA more specifically, we are people of the Book. One EFCA motto has been and remains, "where stands it written," which addresses both the biblical truth of a doctrine and also the practical outworking of that truth in life. Join us as Dr. Jarvis Williams, an Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary walks us through how to live out this truth.

March 01, 2018

Episode 151: Greg Strand Introduces the 2018 Theology Conference

Earlier this year, our 2018 EFCA Theology Conference theme explored The Gospel, Compassion and Justice and the EFCA. Recent events in our nation and world have made it clear it is both timely and necessary to address the topics of racial reconciliation and immigration. The gospel is being undermined and tarnished by the lack of reconciliation among believers and the lack of concern for the immigrant. Join with fellow EFCA pastors and leaders in listening and learning from the speakers at our 2018 conference as they address this theme from biblical, theological, historical and pastoral perspectives.

January 15, 2018

Episode 150: D.A. Carson on Word and Gospel

In 2017, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered in Austin, Texas for EFCA One, our biennial national conference. The focus of the conference was on EFCA’s “foundation stones,” which are the essential values that have guided our movement from the very beginning. On this episode of the podcast, we share a message from that conference by D.A. Carson.

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

September 11, 2017

Episode 149: Kevin Kompelien on Abiding in Christ

Earlier this year, EFCA pastors and church leaders gathered in Austin, Texas for EFCA One, our biennial national conference. The focus of the conference was on EFCA’s “foundation stones,” which are the essential values that have guided our family of churches from the very beginning. On this episode of the podcast, we share a conference message by EFCA President Kevin Kompelien on Abiding in Christ, a foundation stone of the EFCA.

You can find more information about EFCA One here.

June 15, 2017

Episode 148: Stephen Wellum on "Christ Alone"

2017 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. In light of this, the 2017 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. Stephen Wellum entitled, “Solus Christus as Central to the Reformation Solas.”

Dr. Wellum serves as Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

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

May 31, 2017

Episode 147: Albert Mohler on Justification and Sanctification

In 2017, our 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. Albert Mohler entitled, “Faith Alone Justifies, Yet the Faith Which Justifies Is Not Alone: Justification and Sanctification.”

Dr. Mohler serves as President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

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

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 22, 2017

Episode 144: "Fully God and Fully Man, One Person in Two Natures" with Pastor Matt Mitchell

Since our earliest days, Christians have affirmed that Jesus is “fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures.” But what do we actually mean by phrases like “one person” or “two natures?” Further, where and how does the Bible teach these things? And perhaps most pressing, how does our belief in Jesus’ full divinity and full humanity shape how serve and live? On this episode of the podcast we share an interview with Pastor Matt Mitchell on this important topic.

Matt serves as the pastor of Lanse Evangelical Free Church in Lanse, Pennsylvania. He also serves on the EFCA's Spiritual Heritage Committee.