Theologically Grounded (w/Dr. Ed Gallagher & Dr. Keith Stanglin) | Episode 8
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Theology is the pursuit of believing right and true things about God. This involves reading Scripture, studying church history, and engaging with Christians throughout the ages in reasoned reflection. Why is theology so important, and what value does it have for the church? In this eighth episode, we consider how theology provides a framework for uncovering the central truths of the Christian faith, and grounds the church in its mission, calling, and identity.My featured guests today are Dr. Edmon Gallagher and Dr. Keith Stanglin. Ed is a professor of Scripture and Biblical Interpretation at Heritage Christian University (in Florence, Alabama), and serves as the associate minister for the Sherrod Avenue Church of Christ. Keith is a professor of Scripture and historical theology at Austin Graduate School of Theology (in Austin, Texas), a school now in partnership with Lipscomb University. In the next episode (a part 2 of sorts on the topic of being theologically grounded), I will be joined by Dr. Scott Adair of Harding University.In this episode, we cover several interesting topics, including:The Need for Theology (1:08)Ed: When Bibles Were Uncommon, How Did Christian's Grow? (3:44)Keith: Why "Theologically Grounded" is an Important Principle (9:23)C. S. Lewis' Shared Hall of Faith (12:27)Keith: What Are the Central Truths of the Faith? (14:22)The Rule of Faith & The Early Creeds(17:48)Keith: Reading as a Church is Key for Theological Grounding (25:02)Ed: The End of Theology is to Live as Christ Would Have Us (28:46)And lots, lots more!Connect with our guests:Ed Gallagher's bio pageEd's Book, The Biblical Canon List from Early ChristianityEd's Book, The Book of Exodus: Explorations in Christian TheologyKeith Stanglin's bio page / links to books & articlesKeith's Article, "The Rule of Faith as Hermeneutic" (Christian Studies)Keith's Book, Letter and Spirit of Biblical InterpretationKeith's Book. From the Reformation to the Modern Church: A Reader in Christian TheologyMy "healthy theology" blogpost series And if you want more tips and guidance, visit us at avenueforfaith.org. Here you can sign up to our weekly substack email/newsletter, sign up for a zoom class or an online ministry course, or download free curriculum. --- In partnership with:Sherrod Avenue Church of ChristAvenue for FaithThe Teaching Guys
Biblically Rooted (w/Dr. Keith Stanglin, Jennifer Gerhardt, & Randy Harris) | Episode 7
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Scripture First. Sounds easy. But what does it look like for a stand-alone class as well as an entire adult ministry program to be "biblically rooted"? In this seventh episode, I sit down with a world-class theologian and get his take on the importance of putting Scripture first, and helping others learn to love the Bible.My featured guest today is Dr. Keith Stanglin. Keith is a professor of Scripture and historical theology at Austin Graduate School of Theology (in Austin, Texas), a school now in partnership with Lipscomb University. Keith earned his PhD from Calvin Seminary, and is one of the world's leading experts in biblical interpretation and the history of Christian theology. I am also privileged to be joined by two other guests. Jennifer Gerhardt has been on our program before, and spent 5 years as the Storytelling minister for the Round Rock Church of Christ in Austin. Randy Harris, who will be our featured guest on a later episode, spent his career teaching Scripture and theology first at Lipscomb University and then at Abilene Christian University.In this episode, we cover several interesting topics, including:Keith: We Need to Encourage Bible Reading (2:36)Randy: The Problem of Declining Literacy (4:05)Keith: Removing Distractions to Bible Reading (5:11)Keith: Provide Training on How To Read the Bible (10:04)Jennifer: Bible Class as Driver's Ed (11:32)Keith: The Lost Art of Memorization (17:07)And lots, lots more!Connect with Dr. Stanglin:Keith Stanglin's bio page / links to books & articles And if you want more tips and guidance, visit us at avenueforfaith.org. Here you can sign up to our weekly substack email/newsletter, sign up for a zoom class or an online ministry course, or download free curriculum. --- In partnership with:Sherrod Avenue Church of ChristAvenue for FaithThe Teaching Guys
Episode 101: Arminian Theology with Keith Stanglin (Part 3)
This is the final part of our interview with Keith Stanglin. In this episode we discuss the question of whether or not Arminius held to Middle Knowledge in his theology. Then we discuss the important question of whether or not Arminius could truly be categorized as "Reformed." Then we talk about whether or not the Synod of Dort truly condemned the theology of Arminius or only the theology of the Remonstrants who came after Arminius. We end by talking about whether or not Keith and Tom are going to make this a trilogy. Hopefully they will! Click the link below to Keith and Tom's new book: "After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology"
Episode 100: Arminian Theology with Keith Stanglin (Part 2)
In this episode we continue our interview with Keith Stanglin! In this episode we talk about his new book "After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology." Keith gives an overview of the new book which he co-authored with Thomas McCall. Then we discuss whether there is an inherent problem in Arminian Theology that leads it to take a "leftward shift" over time. Then we discuss how faithful John Wesley and the Early Methodist theologians were to the theology of Arminius. Then we ask Keith to weight in on the division between "Reformed Arminians" and "Wesleyan-Arminians." Should this division actually exist? Why or why not? Stay tuned for our next episode for the final part of our interview with Keith Stanglin. Order Keith and Tom's new book! According to Amazon it will be released today! "After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology"
Episode 99: Arminian Theology with Keith Stanglin (Part 1)
In this series of episodes, we had the opportunity to interview Keith Stanglin! In this episode, Keith discusses how he originally became interested in Arminian theology and a little about his theological journey. He also discusses what led him to write "Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace." Keith shares what it was like to study the theology of Arminius at Calvin Seminary under the guidance of Richard Muller. Keith then discusses what the greatest strengths of Arminian theology and why so few people have conducted scholarly studies of the theology of Arminius. In the next episode, we will discuss Keith's new book "After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology." Stay tuned! Keith Stanglin is the co-author of: Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace (Order Now!) After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology (Pre-Order Now!)