God regenerates us and then we believe, and hence regeneration precedes our conversion.
To put it another way, the local church itself is the best and biblically-prescribed “evangelism program.”
Walk into Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s “bookstall” and you’ll find these books on biblical theology for sale.
Biblical theology is an attempt to understand the whole Bible as Christian scripture telling the story of Christ.
We may say that Scripture is God’s inerrant word, yet still fail to proclaim it seriously from our pulpits.
I don’t think it’s individualistic, overly cerebral, or beholden to Western legal categories for me to want to know what you think about God.
To phrase the question another way, can a person go to Heaven who doesn’t live like a dedicated Christian?
The New Testament doesn’t seem to pronounce a chasm between teaching or preaching and leadership, yet some church leaders and church growth specialists do.
The Scriptures are sufficient. I know they are. God told me.
Preach always in such a way that God’s words are made clear and God’s message comes straight from the text.
William Taylor, rector of St. Helen’s in London, discusses good preaching, bad theology, training pastors and more.
If systematic theology is derivative of biblical theology, then pastoral theology is derivative of systematic theology.
I was privileged to serve with Jim Boice for five years at Tenth Presbyterian until his sudden death from liver cancer in 2000.