Seminary Dropout 139: Todd Adkins, Host of “5 Leadership Questions”

Todd Adkins is the Director of Leadership at Lifeway Christian Resources. He is passionate about the development of leaders, especially within the church. Todd served in student ministry and as an executive pastor for several years before joining the leadership at Lifeway to head up Ministry Grid, Lifeway’s dynamic new leadership development platform featuring over 3,700 videos and a fully customizable learning management system for churches.
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Pastoral Tip: Policing Facts = Failure

Why does it seem that more information does not lead to better transformation? Why does correcting false facts always seem to backfire on us? From political conflicts to pastoral care, we must dig deeper in every conversation.
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Seminary Dropout 138: Morgan Guyton, Author of “How Jesus Saves the World From Us”

Christianity has always been about being saved. But today what Christians need saving from most is the toxic understanding of salvation we’ve received through bad theology. The loudest voices in Christianity today sound exactly like the religious authorities who crucified Jesus. How Jesus Saves the World from Us: 12 Antidotes to Toxic Christianity This is a book for Christians who are troubled by what we’ve become and who want Jesus to save us from the toxic behaviors and attitudes we’ve embraced.
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Science and Scripture, a Search for Purity

What has authority for you? Where do you find answers to your deepest questions? PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND WRITE US A REVIEW TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD. Too often Science and Scripture are pitted against each other as people swing from one “pure and uncorrupted” authority to another, from Scripture to Science.
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3 Kinds of Jesus and Why It Matters

  Does the missional movement have a low Christology? Does our view of Jesus affect how we understand his mission? Does Christology matter for everyday living for us? Is Christology practical in any way? Northern Seminary is Live Streaming Seminary to you.
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Seminary Dropout 136: Gerald McDermott, Author of “The Great Theologians: A Brief Guide”

Gerald R. McDermott (PhD, University of Iowa) is Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also associate pastor at Christ the King Anglican Church. His books include The Other Jonathan Edwards: Readings in Love, Society, and Justice (with Ronald Story), The Theology of Jonathan Edwards (with Michael McClymond), A Trinitarian Theology of Religions (with Harold Netland), Cancer: A Medical and Spiritual Guide (with William Fintel, MD), Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods and World Religions: An Indispensable Guide. The Great Theologians: A Brief Guide Who are the church’s great theologians?
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Evangelicals Discover the Trinity: Recent Debate

  What does the Trinity have to do with anything anyway? Well, a lot!  But sometimes it feels like Evangelicals are just discovering the Trinity. In this special crossover episode Geoff Holsclaw, with the hosts of “New Persuasive Words“, Scott Jones and Bill Borror, talks about the Trinity, reading the Bible, and connecting with the tradition.  PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND WRITE US A REVIEW TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD. For a little bit of an on-ramp on this conversation see Geoff’s “Don’t Crash the Trinity” and “Eternal Submission?
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Seminary Dropout 128: Soong-Chan Rah, on Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times

  Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity and Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church, as well as coauthor of Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith and contributing author for Growing Healthy Asian American Churches.
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The Pursuing God (with Joshua Ryan Butler)

Are we pursuing God, or is God pursuing us? And what does it matter if we reverse the emphasis? With special guest Joshua Ryan Butler, Geoff and Dave discuss talk about God’s pursuit of us. Please Subscribe and write us a Review to show your appreciation. Evangelicals of the contemplative lean or activist bent have their own set of practices they feel helps them pursue God.
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The Aftermath of Revival

Is it always great to experience revival? Or is there pain and waiting in the coming of new life? Mandy Smith and Cyd Holsclaw join Geoff to talk about the hopes and disappointments of the Spirit at work among us as things are torn down and built up.
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Is There a Future for The Reformation?

Is there a future for Reformed theology? Yes, there is! But it might look different. This internationally diverse panel discusses how the Reformation can still impact the West. This round table consists of Ruth Padilla Deborst, Carl Ellis, Jin Kim, Cherith Fee Nordling and David Fitch, hosted as ever by Geoff Holsclaw.
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Joining God & Changing the World (with special guest Alan Roxburgh)

  Is the Spirit at work in the world? Or in the Church? Yes, the Spirit is.  The Spirit of Mission is at work in the neighborhoods in and through the local churches. SUBSCRIBE TO AND REVIEW THEOLOGY ON MISSION (view in iTunes) With special guest Alan Roxburgh, Geoff Holsclaw and David Fitch discuss the church in Northern America, the God who is on mission, and the opportunity we all have to participate.
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The Spirit of Leadership

What does Pentecost have to do with leadership? And how does it look in a local church? Beyond Hierarchy (one on top) and Democracy (all on bottom) is a Spirit-guided leadership through gifts and calling.
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The Art of Bi-Vocational

Is being a bi-vocational pastor a necessary evil or a positive opportunity? In this re-broadcast of the most popular episode of “Theology on Mission”, David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw discuss bi-vocational ministry, how it is an opportunity to rethink pastoral vocation and church ministry, all wrapped in personal stories.
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