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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? – Luke Stamps

By Phoenix Seminary | Sep 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 | Sep 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 | Sep 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 | Aug 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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What is The Lord’s Supper? – Michael Haykin

By Phoenix Seminary | Jun 22, 2021 |

  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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When Will Jesus Return? – Sam Storms

By Phoenix Seminary | Jun 15, 2021 |

  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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What is Spiritual Warfare? – Sam Storms

By Phoenix Seminary | Jun 8, 2021 |

  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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What is the Problem of Evil? – Owen Anderson

By Phoenix Seminary | Jun 1, 2021 |

  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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What is the Heart of Christ? – Dane Ortlund

By Phoenix Seminary | May 25, 2021 |

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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