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Preaching Through Exodus: A Q&A with Pastor Chris Newkirk

By Chris Newkirk | June 9, 2022

For many pastors, expositing an entire Old Testament book like Exodus can feel daunting. Chris Newkirk, Pastor of Whitton Avenue Bible Church in Phoenix, AZ, recently did just that. We sat down with him to ask seven questions about his church’s experience walking through Exodus. We hope this Q&A encourages you to preach through entire…

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What Does It Mean to Imitate Christ? Dr. Nathan Tarr

By Phoenix Seminary | June 7, 2022

Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Tarr about what it means to imitate Christ. Topics of conversation include: How sanctification flows out of our union with Christ The role of humility as we disciple others and imitate Christ for them Whether it is appropriate to even talk about imitating Christ and how that fits into the message…

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Phoenix Seminary appoints Duby to associate professor; celebrates release of new book

By Phoenix Seminary | June 7, 2022

Steven Duby, a noted theologian and author, has been appointed as an associate professor of systematic theology at Phoenix Seminary, President Brian Arnold announced on June 7, 2022. Duby, who has been serving at Phoenix on a temporary provost appointment, officially began his new role on May 13. In hiring someone of Duby’s stature, Phoenix…

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Why Your Student Ministry Needs Theology Proper and Church History

By Will Standridge | June 6, 2022

If you take a look around most student ministry series, conferences, and curriculum you’ll see one word that consistently pops off the page—“apologetics.” The teen years are full of questions, debates, and crises of faith. So naturally the defense of the faith is a common subject.  Apologetics are good and important; this is not meant…

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What Is a Healthy Church? Dr. Chris Newkirk

By Phoenix Seminary | May 31, 2022

  Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Newkirk about how to judge whether a church is healthy or not. Topics of conversation include: Characteristics of a healthy church How a church can balance evangelism and discipleship Unhealthy trends in churches today Resources for further study on church health Dr. Chris Newkirk serves as lead pastor of Whitton…

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