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What Can We Learn from The Early Church? Brandon Smith

By Phoenix Seminary | October 19, 2021

  Dr. Arnold interviews Brandon Smith about the early church fathers and their contributions to Christianity. Topics of conversation include: What do we mean by early church? How should we understand and respond to some common objections to reading the church fathers? What are some of the most significant doctrines established by the early church…

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What is the Mission of the Church? Greg Gilbert

By Phoenix Seminary | October 12, 2021

  Dr. Arnold interviews Greg Gilbert on the mission of the church. Topics of conversation include: A definition of the term mission A definition of the word church How the mission of the church is to proclaim the gospel and make disciples The difference between an individual Christian’s responsibility and the organized church’s role when…

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What is the Gospel? Greg Gilbert

By Phoenix Seminary | October 5, 2021

  Dr. Arnold interviews Greg Gilbert on the subject of the gospel. Topics of conversation include: A definition of the term gospel How there can be confusion over this word as it is commonly used today The four key principles that make up the gospel. Greg Gilbert is the senior pastor of Third Avenue Baptist…

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What is the Image of God? J. Michael Thigpen

By Phoenix Seminary | September 28, 2021

  Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Thigpen on how to best understand the image of God. Topics of conversation include: The relational and representational aspects of being created in God’s image How the fall affects humanity’s reflection of the image of God The transformational process Christians experience as they are conformed to the image of Christ…

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? – Luke Stamps

By Phoenix Seminary | September 21, 2021

  Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Stamps on the subject of Christ’s atonement for our sin. Topics of conversation include: A definition and explanation of penal-substitutionary atonement Where we see evidence and foreshadowing of the atonement in the Old Testament The importance of understanding the term propitiation  Some of the other metaphors and symbols the New…

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What are Deacons? – Matt Smethurst

By Phoenix Seminary | September 14, 2021

  Dr. Arnold interviews Matt Smethurst about the role of deacons. Topics of conversation include: The three ways deacons serve and assist elders Scripture passages where the office of deacon is mentioned, both implicitly and explicitly How we should understand a deacon’s role in regards to church leadership Whether women should serve as deacons Advice…

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How to Stay Christian in Secular Society – Michael Kruger

By Phoenix Seminary | September 7, 2021

  Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Kruger on how to stay Christian in a secular society. Topics of conversation include: Some of the issues most threatening to Christianity The presuppositions that have led to a majority secular worldview in modern universities How to give students the categories and framework for how to think The importance of…

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Am I Called to Ministry? – Bobby Jamieson

By Phoenix Seminary | August 31, 2021

  Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Jamieson about the call to ministry. Topics of conversation include: How the qualification passages should inform and guide self-reflection The importance of both internal and external calling Ways the church can encourage and facilitate raising up the next generation of pastors The role of seminaries in pursuing pastoral ministry Advice…

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Phoenix Seminary Announces New Partnership with Canyon Bible Church in Prescott, Arizona. 

By Phoenix Seminary | August 24, 2021

Phoenix Seminary has begun a new Ministry Apprenticeship Alliance (MAA) partnership with Canyon Bible Church in Prescott, Arizona. Through this partnership, 18 credit hours will be offered on-site at the church. Students will be able to complete 2 courses in pastoral care, 1 course in leadership and ecclesiology, and 1 course on the ministry of…

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Phoenix Seminary and Arizona Christian University Announce Partnership to Accelerate Ministry Training

By Phoenix Seminary | August 12, 2021

In an effort to establish strong partnerships with Christian institutions in the Valley and enable college students who have been called to ministry to enter into their desired roles sooner, Phoenix Seminary has entered into a partnership with Arizona Christian University that allows ACU graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies…

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