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  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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  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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  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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  Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Haykin about the Lord’s Supper. Questions addressed include: What is happening during the Lord’s Supper? Do the elements actually transform into the body and blood of Christ? Or is the Supper a memorial of Christ’s death for sinners? How often should we take the Lord’s Supper? Dr. Michael Haykin is…

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  Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Storms about the end times. Topics of conversation include a summary and analysis of the four main eschatological positions held by Christians throughout time: Dispensational Premillennialism Historic Premillennialism Amillennialism Postmillennialism Dr. Sam Storms is lead pastor of Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He holds a PhD…

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  Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Storms on the matter of spiritual warfare. Topics of conversation include: Why are people reluctant to acknowledge the reality of a spiritual realm? Who is Satan, and where did he come from? What are demons? How should we understand demon-possession, and is this something Christians can experience? What can we…

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  Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Anderson on how to make sense of evil and suffering. Topics of conversation include: How the story of Job speaks to the problem of evil The difference between discipline and punishment What the story of Job teaches us about ourselves and about God Philosophical resources for understanding the problem of…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Ortlund about his recent book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers. Topics of conversation include: 1) How we see Jesus’s gentle and lowly heart in his actions throughout the gospels, 2) How Jesus’s happiness pairs with our sinfulness, 3) How the incarnation illustrates God’s gentle and…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Schreiner on the doctrine of eternal security. Topics of conversation include: New Testament and Old Testament support for the doctrine of eternal security How to understand some of the more difficult and controversial verses, including the warning passages in Hebrews 6 and 10 How Christians should view the perseverance of saints…

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Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Sanders on the doctrine of salvation and God’s mission to save humanity. Topics of conversation include: The ordo salutis, the specific categories of salvation, including justification, regeneration, sanctification, and glorification Key distinctions between evangelicals and Catholics on the doctrine of justification How Christians should approach sanctification/growth in Christ Helpful resources for…

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