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

Resources

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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