The Gospel Project: Reading the Bible Through the Lens of the Gospel (w/Dr. Scott Adair) | Episode 9
Avenue for Faith
What are the essentials of the faith? How do we teach our members and remember them ourselves? We can look at the recurring themes in the speeches in Acts, or the 7 ones of Ephesians 4, or the basic elements laid out in the early Christian creeds. But what if those same basic elements are displayed dramatically in our baptism? In this ninth episode (and part 2 of our "theologically grounded" discussion), we explore the gospel which defines the essence of our faith, and learn how to read Scripture through the lens of that central message, confessed by every believer in the act of baptism itself. My featured guest today is Dr. Scott Adair. Scott is a professor of theology, Bible, and ministry at Harding University (Searcy, AR). In his speeches at lectureships, youth ministry conferences, in academic papers, and in a recent book, Dr. Adair is promoting his gospel project--which includes a very "handy" exercise which helps you teach anyone--at any age--the truths of the gospel that define our faith.In this episode, we cover several interesting topics, including:Was there a "gospel" or even a "word of God" before the New Testament? (1:40)How does our baptism ceremony proclaim and enact the gospel? (6:41)What is the theology IN baptism (not OF baptism)? (8:56)What are the core tenets of the Christian faith? (10:43)"Fingers of Faith": What is a handy way to remember the 7 core tenets? (12:13-28:16)How does the gospel project move us neither left nor right, but deeper? (29:33)And lots, lots more!Connect with Dr. Adair:Nathan's substack article featuring the interview with ScottScott Adair's Harding faculty bioScott's chapter in the new book Scripture FirstScott's earlier article "Reading Scripture Baptismally" in Christian StudiesShort videos for your church or class: Fingers of Faith 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 FaithNathan's weekly SubstackThe Teaching Guys
Sometimes we find ourselves majoring in the minors. Join Jonathan and Harding University Professor Scott Adair, as they look deeper into the importance of defining the Gospel and letting it define our churches and our daily lives.
A lot of issues, questions and practices have united and divided believers over the years. But what IS the Gospel... really; and why is it important to not only define the Gospel but to let it define our churches and our daily lives?
HW12: Investing, Financial Planning, Saving for Retirement w/Scott Adair
Scott Adair, a financial advisor associate, gives us the skinny on what we should all be doing to prepare for retirement. He tells us the difference between a stock and a bond and why investing in gold is probably not smart, talks about index funds, gives us strategies to get over fear of saving money and educate ourselves about investing with sites like investopedia. He also talks about socially responsible investing (SRI, investing strategies that consider both financial return and social good (e.g., green companies, companies that pay equally). We also talk about Wall Street, Gordan Gecko, and The Wolf of Wall Street, and learn why hiding money in your mattress isn't a good a investment strategy but could be a good idea if you're mattress needs extra support.