Welcome to the 138th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Dr. Greg Allison about his book, 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology (Baker, 2018).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- How ministry leaders can create safe places in our churches where people can learn theology and ask questions.
- Christian doctrine in its four applications.
- The most neglected area of theology in contemporary theology and what the church can do about it.
- The most under attack aspect of systematic theology in contemporary theology.
- How Christians should engage with one another on theological topics.
- How Christians should engage with one another on theological topics, especially where we may disagree.
- The doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement, how it’s under attack, and how to stand against the side of this attack by preaching the Word.
- Why so few Christians read and study historical theology.
- How ministry leaders can promote historical theology in the church.
- How ministry leaders can encourage young men to study theology in a world that is dominated by technology.
- How Reformed theology has impacted Dr. Allison personally.
- How ministry leaders can address the problem of doubt as a virtue.
About the Guest
Gregg R. Allison (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms, Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine, and Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church. He serves as secretary of the Evangelical Theological Society and is a book review editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Gregg is also a pastor of Sojourn Community Church.
Here’s a ton of resources on penal substitutionary atonement over at Mongerism.
Dr. Allison’s book on Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine.
Dr. Allison’s class at Zondervan on his book Historical Theology.
Episode 14 of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast on The Meaning of Good Friday http://servantsofgrace.org/meaning-good-friday/
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