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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. DiRoberts about prayer. Topics of conversation include: A definition of prayer Common barriers/obstacles to prayer How to use Scripture as a guide for prayer What it means to pray without ceasing Resources for further reading on prayer. Dr. Kyle DiRoberts is Department Chair and associate professor of Biblical and Theological Studies…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Thigpen about repentance and forgiveness. Topics of conversation include: The distinction between the corporate blessings and curses in the Mosaic Covenant and individual salvation The anticipatory, partial, and pedagogical aspects of God’s forgiveness in response to repentance How sin was forgiven in the Old Testament God’s role in our repentance Resources…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Adam Bailie about church planting. Topics of conversation include: Adam’s experience with church planting How to measure success in church planting How to determine a call to church planting The church’s role in commissioning church planters The importance of contextualization in church planting. Adam Bailie serves as the lead pastor of Christ…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Waters about the Sabbath. Topics of conversation include: The beginning of the Sabbath at creation The significance of the Sabbath commandment The distinction between laws unique to Israel and moral laws continuing into the New Testament Why the death penalty was required for violating the Sabbath Why it is important for…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Hogg about the Reformation. Topics of conversation include: Some of the circumstances that led to the Reformation Common misconceptions about Christianity during the Dark Ages What the Reformers were responding to specifically The value of learning from the Reformers’ theology A brief history of Protestantism Dr. David Hogg serves as Vice…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Will Standridge about youth ministry. Topics of conversation include: What is youth ministry? What is the goal of youth ministry? How can youth ministry best prepare students for college and adulthood? Why all of Scripture is relevant and important to teach in youth ministry Resources for faithful youth ministry Will Standridge serves…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Holmes on the person of the Holy Spirit. Topics of conversation include: The being of the Holy Spirit The identity of the Holy Spirit The activity of the Holy Spirit Resources for both devotional and technical study on the Holy Spirit Dr. Christopher Holmes is professor of Systematic Theology at the…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Tarr on what it means to be united with Christ. Topics of conversation include: What we mean when we use the phrase “in Christ” Why union with Christ is a foundational to understanding the gospel How a person becomes united with Christ The relation of suffering to being in Christ The…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Whitney about how to be sure of your salvation. Topics of conversation include: How one becomes a Christian How to respond to those who do not believe assurance is possible Marks of a being a true believer from 1 John Presence vs. perfection when it comes to evidence of salvation Common…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Gentry about the Biblical prophets and their role in understanding modern social justice. Topics of conversation include: How to define the terms justice and righteousness in the Old Testament The role of covenants, and how they affect how we understand the differences between Old Testament Israel and the church today Errors…

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