This week, we welcome John Crotts to the program, author of the book Bitesize Biographies – John Newton. John Crotts is the Pastor-Teacher of Faith Bible Church in Sharpsburg, Georgia. He received his B.S. from Liberty University in 1990, and his M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles. He serves as a board member of FIRE (The Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals). John is also author of the books Mighty Men: The Starter’s Guide to Leading Your Family, Craftsmen: Christ Centered Proverbs for Men, and Loving the Church: God’s People Flourishing in God’s Family.
This week, we welcome Greg Dutcher, author of Killing Calvinism: How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology From the Inside. Greg pastored an Evangelical Free Church in Catonsville for six years before sensing a call to plant Christ Fellowship Church in Harford County. Greg has written two other books, You Are the Treasure That I Seek and Living Free In Enemy Territory. He also writes frequently at gregdutcher.com.
This week, we welcome Simonetta Carr, author of Bitesize Biographies – Renee of France. Simonetta Carr was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures. A former elementary school teacher, she has home-schooled her eight children for many years. She has written for newspapers and magazines around the world and has translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian. She is also author of several Christian biographies for young readers, including John Calvin, Athanasius, and John Owen. Presently, she lives in San Diego with her husband Thomas and family. She is a member and Sunday School teacher at Christ United Reformed Church.
We welcome Brian H. Cosby back to the broadcast. This time, we discuss his new book Suffering and Sovereignty: John Flavel and the Puritans on Afflictive Providence. Brian is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He serves as Lead Pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Churchon Signal Mountain, TN. He holds degrees from Samford University (B.A.), Beeson Divinity School (M.Div.), and The North American Reformed Seminary (D.Min.), and the Australian School of Theology (PhD). He is also the author of David Brainerd: A Love for the Lost (Trail Blazers), Be Still & Know: Meditations on the Character of God, Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture, and Trinitarian Theology: A Patristic and Reformed Overview.
This week, we have on the program Dr. Michael G. Brown, author of A Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored. Dr. Brown has served as pastor of Christ United Reformed Church in Santee since it began in 2003. He is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California, holding a Master of Divinity degree and an MA in Historical Theology. He has authored and contributed to five books, including Christ and the Condition: The Covenant Theology of Samuel Petto. He has also published numerous essays on historical theology in academic journals, as well as articles in popular magazines such as Modern Reformation, Banner of Truth, and Tabletalk.
This week, we welcome back to the program Ryan McGraw, author of the book Christ’s Glory, Your Good: Salvation Planned, Promised, Accomplished, and Applied. Ryan is Pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale, CA. Ryan holds a a BA in history from California State University Fullerton, a MDiv and a ThM (in Reformed worship) fromGreenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and is working on a PhD through the University of the Free State (South Africa). He is the recent-past president of the GPTS Alumni Association, and is also the author of the book By Good and Necessary Consequence.
This week, we welcome Dr. Jay Budziszewski, author of the book The Revenge of Conscience: Politics and the Fall of Man. Dr. Budziszewski is professor of government at the University of Texas, Austin, where he has taught since 1981. He specializes in ethics, political philosophy and the interaction of these two fields with religion and theology. Budziszewski has written widely, in both scholarly and popular venues, about a variety of moral and political issues including abortion, marriage, sexuality, capital punishment, and the role of judges in a constitutional republic. His principal area of publication is the theory of natural law. J. Budziszewski received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1981, and is also author of the books Evangelicals in the Public Square, What We Can’t Not Know: A Guide, and Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law.
This week, we welcome back to ReformedCast Dr. James R. White, and we’ll be discussing his new book What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an. Dr White is Director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, and is an Elder at the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. White has authored many books, including Pulpit Crimes: The Criminal Mishandling of God’s Word and The Potter’s Freedom.
We welcome John Samson this week for a continuation of our discussion in November 2012 on his book Twelve What Abouts – Answering Common Objections Concerning God’s Sovereignty In Election. John serves as the pastor of King’s Church in Phoenix, AZ. John is a graduate of Elim Bible College (now re-named Regents Theological College). His written articles have been included in three new E-Books: The Work of the Trinity in Salvation (The Spirit’s Effectual Application of Christ’s Redemption to All the Father Has Given Him), Intro to Reformed Theology – A Calvinist Survival Guide, and The Doctrine of Regeneration.
We welcome David Clark on a special Saturday edition of the program, author of You, Your Family and the Internet. David Clark was born and brought up in a missionary family working in France. A Bible believing Christian since the age of 15, he is active in his local Evangelical and Reformed church in England, where he lives after spending a number of years in the USA. He has worked with computer technology for over 30 years, has a degree in Computer Science and Electronics, and carried out Postgraduate research into the uses of Artificial Intelligence in the design of silicon chips. He owns and runs a consultancy company that carries out technology related work for the UK and US governments. He has published a number of technical papers at various conferences, ranging from the use of Artificial Intelligence, to Risk Analysis. He has also served on the boards of Evangelical Times and Evangelical Press, as well as working in publishing in the Russian and Chinese languages.
This week, we welcome back to the broadcast Brian H. Cosby. This time, we will discuss his book “Rebel’s Rescued: A Student’s Guide to Reformed Theology“ Brian is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He serves as Lead Pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Churchon Signal Mountain, TN and teaches historical theology at Metro Atlanta Seminary. He holds degrees from Samford University (B.A.), Beeson Divinity School (M.Div.), and The North American Reformed Seminary (D.Min.). He is also the author of David Brainerd: A Love for the Lost (Trail Blazers), Be Still & Know: Meditations on the Character of God, Trinitarian Theology: A Patristic and Reformed Overview, and Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture.
This week we welcome Dr. David Bourgeois, author of the book Ministry in the Digital Age: Strategies and Best Practices for the Post-Website World. Dr. Bourgeois has worked in information systems at Fortune 500 companies in such roles as systems analyst, programmer, project leader, trainer and consultant, and is director of innovation and associate professor of information systems at Crowell School of Business at Biola University. Dr. Bourgeois earned his PhD at Claremont Graduate University.
We welcome back Dr. Joel Beeke to the broadcast, this time to discuss his new book, co-authored with Mr Jones, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine For Life. Dr. Beeke serves asPresident and Professor of Systematic Theology, Church History, and Homiletics. at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, as well as Academic Dean for students from the Heritage Reformed Congregations. He is currently a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a position he has held for 20 years. He has been in the ministry for 28 years. He is also editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written, co-authored, or edited fifty books and contributed over fifteen hundred articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His Ph.D. (1988) from Westminster Theological Seminary is in Reformation and Post-Reformation Theology. He is frequently called upon to lecture at Reformed seminaries and to speak at conferences around the world. He and his wife, Mary, have 3 children: Calvin, Esther, and Lydia.
This week, we will have on the program Dr. Wayne Grudem, author of Politics According to the Bible. Dr. Grudem is Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary after teaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 20 years. He has served as the President of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, as President of the Evangelical Theological Society (1999), and as a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible. He also served as the General Editor for the ESV Study Bible (Crossway Bibles, 2008). Dr. Grudem holds a PhD from University of Cambridge, an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a BA from Harvard University.
This week, we welcome Dr. Ryan McIlhenny, author of the book Kingdoms Apart – Engaging the Two Kingdoms Perspective. Dr. McIlhenney is Associate Professor of History and Humanties at Providence Christian College. Dr. McIlhenney received a B.A. in history from Covenant College, an M.A. in history from California State University, East Bay, and later a Ph.D. in the same subject from the University of California, Irvine.
We welcome to the program Dr. Thomas Nettles, author of James Petigru Boyce: A Southern Baptist Statesman. Dr. Nettles is Professor of Historical Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Nettles earned his B.A. from Mississippi College, and his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with numerous journal articles and scholarly papers, Dr. Nettles is also the author and editor of nine books, including By His Grace and For His Glory, Baptists and the Bible, which he co-authored with L. Russ Bush, and Why I Am a Baptist, co-edited with Russell D. Moore.
We welcome Dr. John Fea to discuss his book Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? A Historical Introduction. Dr. Fea is Associate Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College. He is the author or editor of three books, including The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America, and his essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of scholarly and popular venues. He blogs daily at The Way of Improvement Leads Home. Dr. Fea earned hi Ph.D. in American History from Stony Brook University, his M.A. in Church History from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and his M.Div., Divinity, from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
This week we welcome Dr. Richard Belcher, Jr., and we will discuss his book Genesis: The Beginning of God’s Plan for Salvation. Dr. Belcher earned his Ph. D. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, his S. T.M. from Concordia Theological Seminary, his M. Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary, and B. A. from Covenant College. Dr. Belcher is the Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.
This week, we welcome Dr. John Frame, author of the book The Escondido Theology: A Reformed Response to Two Kingdom Theology. Dr. Frame serves as J.D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando FL. Dr. Frame earned his A.B. from Princeton University, his B.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary, B.D. his M.A. and M. Phil. from Yale University, M.A., M.Phil.,and D.D. from Belhaven College. Dr. Frame is also the author of the book No Other God: A Response to Open Theism, The Doctrine of God, The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God, and Apologetics to the Glory of God.
We welcome back to the ReformedCast Dr. R. Scott Clark, author of the book Always Reformed: Essays In Honor of W. Robert Godfrey. Dr. Clark is professor of church history and historical theology at Westminster Seminary California since 1997, has also served as Academic Dean (1997-2000), and has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS, and Concordia University Irvine. He has been a minister in the Reformed Church in the United States and is presently a minister in the United Reformed Churches in North America. He has served congregations in Missouri and California. At present, he is Associate Pastor of the Oceanside United Reformed Church in California, and also hosts the Office Hours and formerly the Heidelblog podcasts.
We welcome to the broadcast Steve C. Halbrook, author of the book God is Just: A Defense of the Old Testament Civil Laws. Steve C. Halbrook writes for, and manages, Theonomy Resources. He is also a teacher for The New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy (newgeneva.us). He holds an M.A. in Government from Regent University’s Robertson School of Government (2008), with a focus on biblical civil government. Halbrook’s master’s thesis was “God is Just: A Defense of the Old Testament Civil Laws,” which this book is an expansion of.
We welcome to the broadcast Dr. James E. Adams, author of the book Decisional Regeneration vs. Divine Regeneration. Dr. Adams is Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Mesa, AZ, and holds theological degrees from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church and Westminster Theological Seminary in California. Dr. Adams has served as a missionary in Latin America and has taught theology there and in the United States. Dr. Adams is also the author of War Psalms of the Prince of Peace, and also serves as a trustee of the denDulk Foundation.
We welcome Dr. Thomas Bergler this week to discuss his book Juvenilization of American Christianity. Dr. Bergler is associate professor of ministry and missions at Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana, and completed his Ph.D. in American Religious History from the University of Notre Dame and his M.A. in Theology and Church History from Wheaton College. He currently serves as senior associate editor of The Journal of Youth Ministry.
We welcome to the broadcast Terry Johnson, author of the book Reformed Worship: Worship that is According to Scripture. Terry is Pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, GA, and is also the author of The Case for Traditional Protestantism, and the trilogy, When Grace Comes Home, When Grace Transforms, and When Grace Comes Alive. Pastor Johnson attended Trinity College, Bristol, England (an Anglican theological college), and received his MDiv from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, and his DMin from Erskine Theological Seminary. Pastor Johnson is ordinaned in the Presbyterian Church in America.
We welcome back to the program Dr. T. David Gordon, author of the book Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Re-Wrote the Hymnal. Dr. Gordon is Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College. Prior to that, Dr. Gordon taught New Testament (primarily Pauline studies) for thirteen years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in S. Hamilton, MA; and for nine years was pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashua, NH. Dr. Gordon is also author of Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers. Dr. Gordon graduated with a B.L.A. from Roanoke College, a M.A.R. and ThM from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph. D from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.
We welcome John Samson this week for a discussion on his book Twelve What Abouts – Answering Common Objections Concerning God’s Sovereignty In Election. John serves as the pastor of King’s Church in Phoenix, AZ. John is a graduate of Elim Bible College (now re-named Regents Theological College). His written articles have been included in three new E-Books: The Work of the Trinity in Salvation (The Spirit’s Effectual Application of Christ’s Redemption to All the Father Has Given Him), Intro to Reformed Theology – A Calvinist Survival Guide, and The Doctrine of Regeneration.
We welcome to the program Ryan McGraw, author of The Day of Worship: Reassessing the Christian Life In Light of the Sabbath. Ryan is Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Conway, SC. Ryan holds a a BA in history from California State University Fullerton, a MDiv and a ThM (in Reformed worship) from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and is working on a PhD through the University of the Free State (South Africa). He is the recent-past president of the GPTS Alumni Association, and is also the author of the book By Good and Necessary Consequence.
We wleocme to the program Dr. Michael J. Svigel, author of the book RetroChristianity: Reclaiming the Forgotten Faith. Dr. Dvigel is Assistant Professor at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX. He regularly presents papers at the Evangelical Theological Society and has published articles in Bibliotheca Sacraand Trinity Journal. His book titles include Heroes and Heretics: Solving the Modern Mystery of the Ancient Church and Heir of the Forgotten Realm, a work of Christian juvenile fantasy. Many of his written works—from scholarly articles to theological humor—can be found online at www.bible.org or www.svigel.com.
This week on a special Wednesday edition of ReformedCast, we will have on the program Dr. David Garner, author of the book Did God Really Say? Affirming the Truthfulness and Trustworthiness of Scripture. Dr. Garner is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Garner received his BS from University of North Carolina, his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and his PhD from Westminster Theological Seminary.
We welcome back to the program my own Pastor, David Sherwood. This time, we will discuss the role of the church. David Sherwood is Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Providence, RI. David received his B.A. from Duke University and his M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing his D.Min.
We welcome, this week, Dr. Duane Litfin. We will be discussing his book “Word Vs. Deed: Resetting the Scales to a Biblical Balance.” Dr. Litfin served as Wheaton College’s seventh president from 1993-2010. He is also the author of Conceiving the Christian College, Dr. Litfin holds an undergraduate degree in biblical studies and a master’s degree in theology from Philadelphia Biblical University (then Philadelphia College of Bible). His two doctoral degrees are from Purdue University (Ph.D., Communication) and Oxford University (D.Phil., New Testament). He also served the First Evangelical Church as senior pastor. Prior to that, he was an associate professor at the Dallas Theological Seminary. He also taught at Purdue University and Indiana University.
This week, we welcome Dr. John M. Barry, author of Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul. Dr. Barry is also the author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Floor of 1927 and How It Changed America, recipient of the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians and The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague In History, recipient of the Keck Award from the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Barry is Distinguished Scholar at the Center for Bioenvironmental Research of Tulane and Xavier Universities. Dr. Barry’s web site is www.johnmbarry.com
ReformedCast celebrates its 100th episode this week. This week, we welcome Brian H. Cosby to the broadcast. He is author of the book “Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture.” Brian is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He serves as Lead Pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain, TN and teaches historical theology at Metro Atlanta Seminary. He holds degrees from Samford University (B.A.), Beeson Divinity School (M.Div.), and The North American Reformed Seminary (D.Min.). He is also the author of David Brainerd: A Love for the Lost (Trail Blazers), Be Still & Know: Meditations on the Character of God, and Trinitarian Theology: A Patristic and Reformed Overview.
This week, we welcome Dr. Kelly M. Kapic, author of A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology. Dr. Kapic earned his Ph.D. in Systematic and Historical Theology from King’s College in the UK, his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary, and his B.A. from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. He is als co-author of God So Loved He Gave: Entering the Movement of Divine Generosity, Communion with the Triune God, and The Devoted Life: An Invitation to the Puritan Classics.
We welcome back to the ReformedCast Dr. Joel Beeke. This time, we will discuss his latest book Living Zealously, a book he co-authored with James La Belle. Dr. Beeke serves asPresident and Professor of Systematic Theology, Church History, and Homiletics. at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, as well as Academic Dean for students from the Heritage Reformed Congregations. He is currently a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a position he has held for 20 years. He has been in the ministry for 28 years. He is also editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written, co-authored, or edited fifty books and contributed over fifteen hundred articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His Ph.D. (1988) from Westminster Theological Seminary is in Reformation and Post-Reformation Theology. He is frequently called upon to lecture at Reformed seminaries and to speak at conferences around the world. He and his wife, Mary, have 3 children: Calvin, Esther, and Lydia.
We welcome this week Dr. Craig Blomberg to the program, author of the book A Case For Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to ‘Left Behind’ Theology. Dr. Blomberg is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, and completed his PhD in New Testament, specializing in the parables and the writings of Luke-Acts, at Aberdeen University in Scotland. He received an MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a BA from Augustana College. Before joining the faculty of Denver Seminary, he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic University and was a research fellow in Cambridge, England with Tyndale House. Dr. Blomberg has authored or edited 15 books, including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels (now revised in a 21st century edition), Interpreting the Parables, Matthew for the New American Commentary series, 1 Corinthians for the NIV Application Commentary series,and Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey.
We welcome Dr. T. David Gordon this week to discuss his book Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers. Dr. Gordon is Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College. Prior to that, Dr. Gordon taught New Testament (primarily Pauline studies) for thirteen years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in S. Hamilton, MA; and for nine years was pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashua, NH. Dr. Gordon is also author of Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Re-Wrote the Hymnal. Dr. Gordon graduated with a B.L.A. from Roanoke College, a M.A.R. and ThM from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph. D from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia
We welcome Dr. Hunter Baker to the program, author of the book The End of Secularism. Dr. Baker is Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Political Science at Union University, and is the co-founder of The City, a journal of Christian thought and is a contributing editor to Salvo. He is also the author of book chapters in the edited volumes Faith and Learning by David Dockery, The Great Books Reader by John Mark Reynolds, and The Baylor Project by Barry Hankins and Donald Schmeltekopf. Dr. Baker holds the bachelor of science in economics and political science from Florida State University, the master of public administration from the University of Georgia, the doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Houston, and the doctor of philosophy in religion, politics, and society from Baylor University. He served as president of the Florida State University chapter of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship as an undergraduate.
Dr. Gerald M. Bilkes joins us this week as we discuss his book Glory Veiled and Unveiled: A Heart-Searching Look at Christ’s Parables. Dr. Bilkes is Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and completed his Ph.D.from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has written several articles on biblical-theological themes and given addresses at several conferences. His areas of special interest include hermeneutics, the history of interpretation, and conversion in the Bible.
We welcome Dr. Phil Cary to the program, when we will discuss his book Good News For Anxious Christians: 10 Practical Things You Don’t Have To Do. Dr. Cary is Professor of Philosophy and and Scholar-in-Residence at Templeton Honors College at Eastern University. Professor Cary has also authored three books about Augustine published by Oxford University Press and a commentary on the book of Jonahpublished by Brazos press, most of which are about the life and thought of Saint Augustine. Dr. Cary is currently working on a book about the meaning of Protestant theology. Dr. Cary earned his PhD at Yale University in Philosophy and Religious Studies, his M.A. from Yale University in Philosophy, and his B.A. from Washington University, St. Louis in English Literature and Philosophy.
This week, we welcome Andy Crouch to the broadcast. We’ll discuss his book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling. From 1998 to 2003, Andy was the editor-in-chief of re:generation quarterly, a magazine for an emerging generation of culturally creative Christians. For ten years he was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. He studied classics at Cornell University and received an M.Div. summa cum laude from Boston University School of Theology. He is also a member of the editorial board of Books & Culture, a senior fellow of theInternational Justice Mission’s IJM Institute, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the John Templeton Foundation.
This week, we’ll have a discussion on Charles Hodge with our guest Dr. Andrew Hoffecker, the author of Charles Hodge: The Pride of Princeton. Dr. Hoffecker earned his B.A. from Dickinson College, his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from Brown University, and currently serves as Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary.
We welcome Colin S. Smith to the broadcast on a special Thursday edition of ReformedCast. We will discuss his book Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life. Colin is Senior Pastor of the Orchard Evangelical Free Church (previously called the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church). He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Master of Philosophy from London Bible College. Colin served as the Senior Pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London for 16 years. While in London, he was active in the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches in England, and has served the Fellowship as President. He can be heard daily on the Unlocking the Bible radio broadcast (www.unlockingthebible.org).
This week I welcome the Pastor of the church of which I am a member, David Sherwood, and we will discuss the Christian and their liberty. David Sherwood is Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church
in Providence, RI. David received his B.A. from Duke University and his M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing his D.Min.
This week, Dr. Greg Forster and I discuss his book The Joy of Calvinism: Knowing God’s Personal, Unconditional, Irresistible, Unbreakable Love. Greg Forster is the author of five books and numerous print articles. His writing covers theology, economics, political philosophy and education policy. He has a doctorate from Yale University, is a program director at the Kern Family Foundation and also a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation.
We welcome, this week, Dr. J. Todd Billings, author if the book Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church. Dr. Billings is Associate Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. He is also an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America, he received his M.Div. from Fuller Seminary and his Th.D. from Harvard University. He is also the author of Calvin, Participation, and the Gift: The Activity of Believers in Union With Christ and The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture. His website is at jtoddbillings.com.
This week, we welcome Dr. George M. Schwab, the author of Right In Their Own Eyes: The Gospel According to Judges. Dr. Schwab is Professor of Old Testament at Erskine Theological Seminary, and earned his B.S. from Drexel University, and his MDiv and PhD from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is also a teaching elder and a trained biblical counselor. Dr. Schwab has written numerous articles in Old Testament studies and is a contributor to the Expositor’s Bible Commentary series.
This week, we welcome a former instructor of mine at New England Baptist Theological Institute, James R. Wilkes. He is author of the book which we will discuss; The Glory Walk: Living On Purpose for the Glory of God. James Wilkes is the former Pastor of New England Baptist Church in West Bridgewater, MA., where he served for many years.
We welcome to the program Jared Moore, author of The Harry Potter Bible Study: Enjoying God Through the Final Four Harry Potter Movies. Jared Moore has served in ministry for 11 years and is currently the pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Hustonville, KY. He has an M.A.R. in Biblical Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.Div. in Christian Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently completing a Th.M. in Systematic Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
This week, we welcome Jared C. Wilson to the program, the author of Gospel Wakefulness. Jared is Pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, VT, and has websites at gospeldrivenchurch.com and jaredcwilson.com. Jared is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in English. Jared is also the author of Your Jesus is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior and Abide: Practicing Kingdom Rhythms in a Consumer Culture.
This week, we welcome back to the program Dr. Leland Ryken, author of The ESV and the English Bible Legacy. Dr. Ryken is a professor of English at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, and has served as a member of the faculty there for 40 years. He has also served as literary stylist for The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Dr. Ryken is also the author of several books, including “Realms of Gold: The Classics in Christian Perspective”, “Translating Truth: The Case for Essentially Literal Bible Translation”, “The Word of God in English: Criteria for Excellence in Bible Translation”, “Wordly Saints – The Puritans as They Really Were”. Dr. Ryken also edited the “ESV Literary Study Bible”. Dr. Ryken received his PhD from the University of Oregon.
We welcome to the program Dr. Andreas Kostenberger, author of Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue, a book that discusses excellence in life and scholarly pursuits. Dr. Kostenberger is the founder of Biblical Foundations and the author, editor, and translator of over 20 books. He also serves as professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Kostenberger holds doctorates awarded by Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) and the Vienna University of Economics. His publications include the commentary on John in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series, and God, Marriage, and Family. With Peter O’Brien, he wrote Salvation to the Ends of the Earth, and The Book Study Concordance with Raymond Bouchoc
This week, we welcome Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer to the program. We will discuss his book Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion, and Authorship. Dr. Vanhoozer is Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College. He received his B.A. from Westmont College, California, his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. from Cambridge University. Dr. Vanhoozer is also author or editor of sixteen books, including The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology, named best theology book of 2006 by Christianity Today.
This week, we are pleased to have with us Tullian Tchividjian, author of the book Jesus Plus Nothing Equals Everything. Tullian is the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and is a visiting professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and a grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham. Tullian is a graduate of Columbia International University and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. Tullian is the author of The Kingdom of God: A Primer on the Christian Life , Do I Know God? Finding Certainty in Life’s Most Important Relationship, Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different (Multnomah) and Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels. Tullian is also a contributing editor to Leadership Journal. He speaks at conferences throughout the US and his sermons are broadcast daily on the radio program Godward Living.
Dr. Darryl G. Hart is our guest once again, and this time, we will discuss his book Between the Times: The Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Transition, 1945-1990. In it, he explores the history of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church between its founding and contemporary periods. Dr. Hart is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Hillsdale College. He earned his B.A in film from Temple University, his M.A.R. in Theology/Church History from Westminster Theological Seminary, his M.T.S. in American Religious History from Harvard University, his M.A. in history from Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in American History from Johns Hopkins University. He blogs regularly at oldlife.org.
This week, we welcome Todd Murphy back to the program to discuss his book Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew. Todd is the Lead Pastor of Sacred Journey Church in Providence, RI, a church plant of the Christian Reformed Church and Acts 29 Network. Todd is an accomplished Bible teacher with an BA in Biblical studies and MA in Hebrew Bible studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has also taught biblical studies for the department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University. He also plans to write a commentary on the Didache.
A discussion on Pietism within American Christianity with Dr. Daniel van Voorhis, the department chair for History and Political Science at Concordia University, Irvine. Dr. van Voorhis received his B.A. in Theology from Concordia University, Irvine and earned his Ph.D in History from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). at Concordia University, Irvine.
We welcome D.A. Carson to the program this week as we discuss the relationship of Christ and culture and his book Christ and Culture Revisited. Dr. Carson is Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Dr. Carson received the Bachelor of Science in chemistry from McGill University, the Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto, and the Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from Cambridge University. Dr. Carson is also the author of The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism, is co-author of God and Culture, and An Introduction to the New Testament
We discuss the subject of the various points on the spectrum of evangelicalism with Dr. Kevin Bauder, one of the authors of the book ”Four Views of the Spectrum of Evangelicalism”. Dr. Bauder’s part deals with fundamentalism. Dr. Bauder is Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis, MN., and served as president of the seminary from 2003-2011. Dr. Bauder received his B.A. from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa; his M.Div. from Denver Baptist Theological Seminary in Broomfield, Colorado; his Th.M. from Denver Baptist Theological Seminary in Broomfield, Colorado; his D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois; and his Ph.D. in Systematic and Historical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary
This week, we welcome Dr. Cornelius Venema to the broadcast as we discuss his book Christ and the Future. Dr. Venema served as pastor of the Christian Reformed Church of Ontario, California, and now serves as President of the Mid-America Reformed Seminary. Dr. Venema is also author of Heinrich Bullinger and the Doctrine of Predestination: Author of “The Other Reformed Tradition”?, Accepted and Renewed in Christ: The “Twofold Grace of God” and the Interpretation of Calvin’s Theology, But for the Grace of God: An Exposition of the Canons of Dort, and What We Believe: An Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed. Dr. Venema is a co-editor and frequent contributor to The Outlook and the Mid-America Journal of Theology.
We welcome Phillip L. Simpson to the program, author of A Life of Gospel Peace: A Biography of Jeremiah Burroughs. Phillip developed and maintains the Jeremiah Burroughs Homepage website, a site dedicated to collecting resources by and about Jeremiah Burroughs. He is a lay teacher and member of Crew Church in Huntington, WV. Phil Simpson graduated from Marshall University and Eastern Kentucky University, and is employed as an occupational therapist, helping people with dizziness and balance disorders. He also serves on the West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy
A look at the life of the Apostle Paul is featured tonight as we have as our guest Robert Ventura, co-author (with Jeremy Walker) of the book A Portrait Of Paul: Identifying a True Minister of Christ. Rob Ventura is Pastor of Grace Community Baptist Church in North Providence, RI, and is a graduate of Reformed Baptist Seminary He is the editor of the Scriptural and Systematic Studies Series. Rob has also written for Reformation 21, the on-line magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Rob also is the creator of the new blog called www.books2look4.wordpress.com
This week, we welcome Dr. Michael A. Milton to the program, and we will be discussing his book Songs In the Night: How God Transforms Our Pain to Praise. Dr. Milton is Chancellor and CEO elect of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He served as 12th Senior Pastor of the historic First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dr. Milton is also the host and speaker on Faith for Living: an Outreach Ministry of Michael Milton and Reformed Theological Seminary, and is also the author of Small Things, Big Things: Inspiring Stories of God’s Everyday Grace, What is the Doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints, and Hit by Friendly Fire: What to do when you are hurt by other believers. Dr. Milton received his M.Div. from Knox Theological Seminary, sand his Ph. D from University of Wales, Lampeter. Dr. Milton’s website is michaelmilton.org.
A look at competing views of the Sabbath with Christopher John Donato, editor of Perspective On the Sabbath: Four Views. Chris is Communications director at Trinity International University and is former senior associate editor of Tabletalk magazine. Chris received his MA from Reformed Theological Seminary and his BS (Journalism) and BA (English Literature) from John Brown University.
The incredible grace of Christ is explored as we welcome Dane Ortlund on the program, author of Defiant Grace: The Surprising Message and Mission of Jesus. Dane serves as Senior Editor in the Bible Division at Crossway Books in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of A New Inner Relish: Christian Motivation in the Thought of Jonathan Edwards. Dane received his M.Div and Th.M from Covenant Theological Seminary and a B.A. and Ph.D from Wheaton College (B.A., Ph.D.). Dane blogs at Strawberry-Rhubarb Theology.
This week, we welcome Douglas O’Donnell to the first program of 2012 as we discuss his book The Beginning and End of Wisdom: Preaching Christ from the First and Last Chapters of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job. Douglas holds MAs from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Wheaton College, and is senior pastor of New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is also the author of God’s Lyrics: Rediscovering Worship Through Old Testament Songs.
This week we welcome Simon Vibert as we look at his book Excellence In Preaching: Learning From the Best. Simon teaches homiletics and hermeneutics and is Vice Principal at Wycliffe Hall, and is an ordained minister in the Church of England. Further study has involved a M.Th. in New Testament from Glasgow University, and a D.Min from Reformed Theological Seminary.
We welcome Dr. Paul Foster to the program. Dr. Foster is the editor of Early Christian Thinkers: The Lives and Legacies of Twelve Key Figures, a book which highlights the lives of early Christian figures such as Justin, Irenaeus, Theophilus, and many others. Dr. Foster is Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and is also author of The Non-Canonical Gospel and The Apocryphal Gospels – A Very Short Introduction.
Today, we welcome to our podcast Dr. Harry Reeder to discuss his book “From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church.” Dr. Reeder is Pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL, and also completed his completed his Master of Divinity Degree with Westminster Seminary through the Florida Theological Center, and his doctoral dissertation on The Biblical Paradigm of Church Revitalization and received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina.
This week, we welcome Dr. David F. Wells to discuss his book The Courage to be Protestant, calling evangelicalism to a serious, Reformational church model. Dr. Wells is Distinguished Senior Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He received his B.D. from the University of London; his Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; and his Ph.D. from Manchester University, England, and is a post-doctoral Research Fellow at Yale Divinity School. He is also the author of Above All Earthly Pow’rs: Christ in a Postmodern World, Losing our Virtue: Why the Church Must Recover Its Moral Vision, and God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams, and No Place for Truth or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology?
We discuss the early church and catechesis this week with Todd Murphy, Pastor of Sacred Journey Church in Providence, RI, a church plant of the Christian Reformed Church and Acts 29 Network. Todd is an accomplished Bible teacher with an BA in Biblical studies and MA in Hebrew Bible studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has also taught biblical studies for the department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University, and is the author of the Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew.
We welcome to the program Doug Wilson, author of “Is Christianity Good For the World?“, a book he co-authored with Christopher Hitchens. Doug Wilson is Pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, ID, and has authored several books, including The Deluded Atheist: A Response to Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, and God Is: How Christianity Explains Everything.
A discussion about the importance of creeds will take place this week as we welcome Burk Parsons to discuss his upcoming book Why Do We Have Creeds? Burk Parsons serves as associate pastor at Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, FL, and he is also editor of Tabletalk magazine. Pastor Parsons holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biblical studies from Trinity College and the Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, where he is also completing his Doctor of Ministry degree.
Dr. Tedd Tripp joins us this week. He is the author of Shepherding A Child’s Heart, a book assisting parents in the rearing of Godly children. Dr. Tripp has been a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Hazleton, Pennsylvania since June 1983. For several years, he served as a counselor for Christian Counseling and Education Foundation. Tedd and his wife, Margy, founded Immanuel Christian School in 1979, where he also served as a teacher and principal for four years. He continues to serve as the administrator on the board of Immanuel Christian School. Tedd received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Geneva College, a Master of Divinity from Reformed Episcopal Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary.
This week, we will look to prayer with Paul Miller, author of A Praying Life: Connecting With God In a Distracting World. In 1983, he helped his father found World Harvest Mission, where he served as the associate director from 1983 until 1996. In 1999, he completed a master of divinity at Biblical Seminary and founded seeJesus.net, a mission that helps Christians and non-Christians alike “see Jesus” through inductive Bible studies. Paul is also the author of Love Walked Among Us: Learning To Love Like Jesus.
This week, we welcome Joe Thorn to the program, author of Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching To Yourself. Joe also blogs at joethorn.net, and is Lead Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, IL. Joe earned his B.A. from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, and his M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.
A look at Christians leaving home and going to college is the subject today as we speak with Dr. Alex Chediak, the author of Thriving At College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready For the Real World! Dr. Chediak earned a B.S. Degree at Alfred University in Ceramic Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Material Science & Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. From 2005-2007 he was one of about twenty-four apprentices at The Bethlehem Institute, a masters-level theological training program overseen by Pastors John Piper and Tom Steller. Dr. Chediak is now an Associate Professor of Engineering and Physics at California Baptist University. You may learn more about Dr. Chediak’s work from his website.
This week, we welcome Rev. James A. La Belle to discuss the book he co-authored with Joel Beeke titled Living By God’s Promises. Rev. La Belle is Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod in West Barnstable, MA. Rev. La Belle was ordained and installed by the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) as the Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod on Apr 27, 2007. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in May 2006 with a Master of Divinity.
What do respectable sins look like? To answer this question, we welcome Dr. Jerry Bridges, author of Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate. Dr. Bridges is former vice-president for corporate affairs of The Navigators, and continues to serve as a Navigators staff member, ministering to college students, churches, and other groups around the world. His first book, The Pursuit of Holiness, is a modern classic with sales over one million copies. He is also the author of I Exalt You, The Practice of Godliness, Trusting God, The Discipline of Grace (winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion award), and The Joy of Fearing God.
As ReformedCast celebrates its one-year anniversary, we welcome Dr. Brian Vickers to the program to talk about his book Jesus Blood and Righteousness: Paul’s Theology of Imputation. Dr. Vickers holds a B.A. from West Virginia University; an M.A. from Wheaton College, an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to his appointment to the faculty, Dr. Vickers served as Adjunct Professor of New Testament Interpretation. He currently serves as the Assistant Editor of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. Dr. Vickers is actively involved in leading short-term mission trips and teaching overseas. Dr. Vickers has also published articles in Trinity Journal, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, Eusebia, Gospel Witness, and The New Holman Bible Dictionary. He is a member of The Evangelical Theological Society and The Institute for Biblical Research.
We welcome Dr. Rick Cornish to the podcast this week, as we will discuss his books “The 5 Minute Theologian: Maximum Truth In Minimum Time” and “The 5 Minute Historian.” Dr. Cornish is a former Marine Officer and has earned his doctorate from Denver Seminary as well as a master’s degree in Greek and history from the University of Nebraska. He has seventeen years experience as a pastor in the U.S., and is currently a missionary teacher of theology, New Testament, and church history with “Teaching Truth International” (TTI). He teaches in several places around the world, but mostly in China. He previously served as U.S. Director and teacher of New Testament and systematic theology at Donetsk Christian University in Ukraine. Rick is also the author of The 5 Minute Apologist, also published by NavPress, and is currently working on a fourth book for NavPress. He is married to Tracy, who works as the assistant to the women’s ministry director at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. They have two sons.
The topic will be the Pentateuch as we welcome Arie C. Leder to the program. Arie received his A.B. from Calvin College, his B.D., Th.M. from Calvin Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. from University of Toronto. Arie is also Martin J. Wyngaarden Senior Professor in Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary, and is also a former pastor and missionary.
We welcome back to ReformedCast Dr. Darryl G. Hart, and we will discuss Christ Culture and Politics from a Two-Kingdom perspective, and his new book From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American Conservatism. Dr. Hart is a visiting professor of history at Hillsdale College, and has also authored A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the
Separation of Church and State, The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies and American Higher Education, and The Lost Soul of American Protestantism.
We are joined this week by Dr. James D. Bratt, co-author of “John Calvin Rediscovered: The Impact of His Social and Economic Thought.” Dr. Bratt holds a B.A. in History from Calvin College and earned his Ph.D., specialties in American intellectual and religious history and the history of immigration, Yale University, and is currently a professor of history at Calvin College.
Dr. Ron Gleason joins us this week as we will discuss his book Herman Bavinck: Pastor, Churchman, Statesman & Theologian, a portrait on this influential Dutch theologian. Dr. Gleason is head of Renewed Life Ministries and is the pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Yorba Linda, California. Dr. Gleason currently holds a Ph.D. (Systematic Theology) from Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. He has studied at the Free University of Amsterdam, and then at the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, where he earned a Drs. (doctorandus) degree, with honors. He has also studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he earned an M.Div. His B.S. degree in Economics was earned at The Citadel.
We will be joined by Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin, the author of “Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church.” Dr. Haykin is currently Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored The Spirit of God: The Exegesis of 1 and 2 Corinthians in the Pneumatomachian Controversy of the Fourth Century, Kiffin, Knollys and Keach: Rediscovering Our English Baptist Heritage, At the Pure Fountain of Thy Word’: Andrew Fuller as an Apologist, Jonathan Edwards: The Holy Spirit in Revival, and The God Who Draws Near: An Introduction to Biblical Spirituality. Dr. Haykin received his B.A. from the University of Toronto, an M.Rel. from Wycliffe College and Univ. of Toronto; Th.D., Wycliffe College and Univ. of Toronto.
We welcome Dr. Mark Noll to the program to discuss his book The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys. Dr. Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at Notre Dame University since 2006, and formerly taught at Wheaton College for 27 years. Dr. Noll is a graduate of Wheaton College, Illinois (B.A, English), the University of Iowa (M.A., English), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A., Church History and Theology), and Vanderbilt University (Ph.D, History of Christianity). Dr. Noll is also the author of The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith, Is the Reformation Over? An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism, and The Old Religion in a New World: The History of North American Christianity
Rev. Daniel R. Hyde will be our guest this week as we discuss his book Welcome To a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims. Rev. Hyde is Pastor of the Oceanside United Reformed Church in Oceanside, California, and is the author of several books, including In Defense of the Descent (Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology), and Why Believe In God? (Basics of Faith). He has an M.Div. from Westminster Seminary California, and blogs here.
We will look at the necessity of careful listening to expositional preaching as we are joined by Ken Ramey, author of Expository Listening. Ken Ramey serves as the Pastor-Teacher of Lakeside Bible Church. Ken attended Word of Life Bible Institute and School of Youth Ministries in New York and then transferred to The Master’s College in Los Angeles, CA where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry. He went on to receive his M. Div. from The Master’s Seminary and joined the pastoral staff at Grace Community Church where he served as the High School Pastor for four years and as professor of Youth Ministry at TMC. He recently completed his D. Min. in Expository Preaching at TMS. Ken and his wife Kelli have been married 20 years and have three children; Zachariah, Hannah, and Jacob.
In Part I, we discussed the importance of apologetics with Dr. James White. In Part II, we will have as our guest Greg Koukl of “Stand to Reason” and discuss his apologetics ministry.
Greg is author of Tactics—A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air with Francis J. Beckwith, and Precious Unborn Human Persons. Greg has published more than 180 articles and has spoken on nearly 60 university and college campuses both in the U.S. and abroad.
Greg received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, graduating with high honors, and his Masters in Christian Apologetics from Simon Greenleaf University (now Trinity International University). He is an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University. He’s hosted his own radio talk show for over 20 years advocating clear-thinking Christianity and defending the Christian worldview.
We will discuss the 75th Anniversary of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) with John R. Muether this week. John Muether is Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary, and also serves as library director there. He is the coauthored several books with Darryl G. Hart including Fighting the Good Fight: A Brief History of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, With Reverence and Awe: Returning to the Basics of Reformed Worship, and Seeking a Better Country: 300 Years of American Presbyterianism, and is also author of The First Forty Years: Reformed Theological Seminary and Cornelius Van Til: Reformed Apologist and Churchman. He is also a ruling elder in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and received his M.A.R. from Westminster Theological Seminary an M.S.L.S. at Simmons College, and a B.A. from Gordon College.
We welcome as our guest this week R.C. Sproul Jr. as we will talk about his book “Believing God: Twelve Biblical Promises Christians Struggle To Accept.” Dr. Sproul is the associate professor of philosophy and apologetics at Reformation Bible College and a tutor in the Ligonier Academy Certificate Program. He also serves as a teaching fellow with Ligonier Ministries and as director and teacher for Highlands Ministries. He is the editor of Every Thought Captive and travels extensively as a conference speaker. He earned his M.A. in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, and his D.Min. from Whitefield Theological Seminary. He has contributed numerous articles to publications such as Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, World Magazine, and Homeschool Digest. R.C. Jr. has authored several books, including When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling, Bound For Glory, and Biblical Economics: A Commonsense Guide to Our Daily Bread.
We will have as our guest Dr. Michael Horton on a special Tuesday edition of the program to discuss his book Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church, and how evangelicalism has compromised the Gospel. Dr. Horton is Professor Of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California, and is co-host of the White Horse Inn podcast. He has authored several other books, including Putting Amazing Back Into Grace: Embracing the Heart of the Gospel, Introducing Covenant Theology, and the new systematic theology The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims On the Way. Dr. Horton holds a Ph.D at the University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and an M.A. at Westminster Seminary California.
We return once again to the subject of Christ and Culture, turning our attention to the issue of the separation of church and state. We will have Dr. Peter A. Lillback, the President of Westminster Theological Seminary and Professor of Historical Theology at the seminary. Dr. Lillback is the author of Wall Of Misconception, which we will discuss today, and received his Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a B.A. from Cedarville University in Ohio. Besides being the President at WTS, Dr. Lillback is also the president of The Providence Forum (www.providenceforum.org), a non for profit educational organization whose mission is to preserve, defend and advance the faith and values consistent with our nation’s founding. Dr. Lillback is also the author of George Washington’s Sacred Fire.
This week, we will have Dr. Kenneth Stewart on the program. Dr. Stewart is the author of the book Ten Myths About Calvinism, a book to dispel the many erroneous misconceptions of the Five Points of Calvinism and Reformed Theology in general. Dr. Stewart is Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College, and has also written several other books, including The Advent of Evangelicalism: Exploring Historical Continuities, and Restoring the Reformation: British Evangelicals and the Francophone ‘Reveil’ 1816-1849. Dr. Stewart earned his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, as well as an M.Div and Th.M from Westminster Theological Seminary.
This week, we continue our series on Christ and Culture, and will be joined by Dr. Stephen J. Nichols, as we will discuss his book “Jesus Made In America: A Cultural History From the Puritans to ‘The Passion Of the Christ‘” and the issue of how American Christians have distorted Christianity. Dr. Nichols is a professor at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School, and is Guest Faculty at Reformed Theological Seminary. He earned a Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and has written several books, including The Pages of Church History, Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought, An Absolute Sort of Certainty: The Holy Spirit and the Apologetics of Jonathan Edwards, J. Gresham Machen: A Guided Tour of His Life and Work, and Ancient Word, Changing Worlds: The Doctrine Of Scripture In a Modern Age. A member of the Evangelical Theological Society, he chairs the society’s Jonathan Edwards Study Group.
We continue our series of episodes on Christ and Culture with Rev. M. Jay Bennett, and we will discuss the issue of Christ, culture, and pastoral ministry. Rev. Bennett received his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, and is the author of the Light and Heat blog. He has served as Assistant Pastor of Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church in Ballwin, MO.
We will continue with our discussion on culture with Tim Challies, of the blog challies.com. We will discuss the new media, the importance of reading, and other topics. Tim’s blog is a commentary on the contemporary church and its interaction with the culture around us. Tim writes books and blogs for fun while doing web consulting for a living. Tim worships and serves at Grace Fellowship Church, edits Discerning Reader and is the co-founder of Cruciform Press. He is also author of a new book “The Next Story: Life and Faith After the Digital Explosion, the audiobook which is available for free during the month of May 2011 here.
We continue our series on the doctrine of the two kingdoms. This one will feature a conversation with Dr. Brian Lee, Pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Washington, DC. (URCNA). We will discuss the issue of Christ, culture and two-kingdom theology. Dr. Lee formerly worked as a Communications Director both on Capitol Hill, and at the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the Missile Defense Agency. Brian also holds degrees from Stanford University, as well as Calvin Theological Seminary, where he studied historical theology. He also studied the exegetical roots of the Reformed doctrine of the covenant as a Fulbright Scholar in the Netherlands. His dissertation was published in 2009.