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Guest: Dr. Steve Duby | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Duby about the doctrine of God’s impassibility. Topics of conversation include: The importance of asking the question, “Does God have emotions?” How to understand passages in Scripture where it appears God changes his mind How the doctrine of impassibility affects our understanding of the person of…

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Guest: Dr. Trevin Wax | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Wax about his new book, The Thrill of Orthodoxy: Rediscovering the Adventure of Christian Faith. Topics of conversation include: A definition of orthodoxy The role of creeds in establishing guardrails for orthodox theology A definition of heresy, using the categories of orthodoxy, theological error, and heresy…

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Guest: Dr. Jason Dees | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Dees about biblical literacy. Topics of conversation include: The reason Bible knowledge is decreasing today How to define biblical literacy The importance of the preaching ministry in a church The role of catechizing in the church, and what that can look like A resource for growing…

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Guest: Dr. J. Michael Thigpen | Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Thigpen about covenants. Topics of conversation include: A definition of covenant The significance of covenants in understanding the Biblical narrative What the Old Testament covenants illustrate The difference between dispensational and covenant theology Practical implications of God’s covenant to us Resources for further reading on…

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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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