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

By Phoenix Seminary | Jun 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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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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What Does Nature Reveal About God? Dr. Tyler Wittman

By Phoenix Seminary | May 24, 2022 |

  Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Wittman about natural theology. Topics of conversation include: The knowability of God The distinction between general revelation and special revelation The role of natural theology and special revelation in the book of Romans The usefulness and limitations of natural theology Resources for further reading on this subject Dr. Tyler Wittman…

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Why Should Christians Defend Religious Liberty? Dr. Andrew Walker

By Phoenix Seminary | May 17, 2022 |

Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Walker about religious liberty. Topics of conversation include: A definition of religious liberty Where we find support for religious liberty in Scripture The original intent behind the phrase “separation of church and state” What’s at stake for Christians in protecting religious rights for all Dr. Andrew Walker is associate professor of…

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How Can We Understand Jesus’ Parables? Dr. Peter Gurry

By Phoenix Seminary | May 10, 2022 |

Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Peter Gurry about the parables of Jesus. Topics of conversation include: What is a parable? Why did Jesus choose this method of teaching? How should we interpret parables? How should we apply the parables to our lives? What are some challenging or surprising parables? Resources for understanding the parables Dr. Peter…

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Why Are There So Many Translations of the Bible? Dr. Peter Gurry

By Phoenix Seminary | May 3, 2022 |

Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Gurry about the various translations of the Bible. Topics of conversation include: A history of the English Bible The most popular English translations used today The translation spectrum from literal to paraphrase The five questions a translator must answer when deciding how to translate from the original text Resources for further…

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How Does Theology Help Us Read the Bible? Dr. Bobby Jamieson

By Phoenix Seminary | Apr 26, 2022 |

Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Jamieson on how good theology helps us to better read the Bible. Topics of conversation include: A description of this circular process: allowing theology to guide our Scriptural interpretation and using Scripture to inform our theology How rules and principles for interpretation emerge from Scripture itself A response to the recent…

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What Does It Mean to be Human? Dr. Kelly Kapic

By Phoenix Seminary | Apr 19, 2022 |

Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Kapic on how to understand the limitations that come with being human. Topics of conversation include: How our limitations as humans are not sinful Why unrealistic expectations cause guilt and anger The misunderstanding of humility, rest, and identity that leads to resisting dependency How community helps to balance work and limitation…

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What is the Foundation for Christian Ethics? Dr. Kenneth Magnuson

By Phoenix Seminary | Apr 12, 2022 |

Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Magnuson on the foundation for Christian ethics. Topics of conversation include:  Why it is important for Christians to develop a strong ethical foundation Various perspectives for framing ethics, such as deontology, consequentialism, virtue ethics, and teleology Scriptural guidelines for determining a Christian ethic Why churches aren’t addressing ethical issues today Recommended…

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