Spiritual Growth Challenge: Spiritual Dryness

By Andy McClurg, PhDCollege of Theology June 13, 2019 Does your love for God sometimes seem like it is like a feeble flame, ready to be blown out by the next strong wind? Do the spiritual disciplines seem at times to be drudgery? Does it sometimes seem as if your prayers are getting no higherContinue reading “Spiritual Growth Challenge: Spiritual Dryness”

Toward a Christian Maturity: The Importance of Reading the Bible

By Daniel Diffey, PhDCollege of Theology May 23, 2019 Why do you read the Bible? Or maybe I should ask the question, why do you not read the Bible? As someone who teaches the Bible in both the context of the university and the church it is clear that many Christians do not take readingContinue reading “Toward a Christian Maturity: The Importance of Reading the Bible”

Spiritual Growth Challenge: 3 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Life of Prayer

By Todd Forrest, MACollege of Theology May 16, 2019Prayer. As we look at our initial Spiritual Growth Challenge, it brings an immediate reaction to each of us. How can something so simple have volumes of books written about it, yet its effectiveness and consistent use in our lives, seem to elude us? We can pointContinue reading “Spiritual Growth Challenge: 3 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Life of Prayer”

Theology Thursday: How To Live for Christ

By Daniel Diffey, PhDCollege of Theology January 31, 2019 In the Gospels, Jesus called his disciples to live for him, to die to themselves, and to be radically different than the world around them. This can be seen in places like Mark 8:34 where Jesus says, “If anyone would come after me, let him denyContinue reading “Theology Thursday: How To Live for Christ”

Theology Thursday: Using Apologetics

By Numa Gomez, MDivCollege of Theology January 17, 2019 Many believe that Apologetics is a waste of time because no one has ever made a decision to follow Christ because of Apologetics. As one who teaches Worldview and Apologetics, I do agree that not many have been converted through apologetics, I would also argue thatContinue reading “Theology Thursday: Using Apologetics”

Theology Thursday: Fruitful Disciples

By Pete Charpentier, D. MinCollege of Theology January 03, 2019 It’s a new year, and many people are focused on becoming more productive. They want to get better grades, lose more weight, make more money, etc. When it comes to living as a disciple of Jesus, the idea of “productivity” has a place. An importantContinue reading “Theology Thursday: Fruitful Disciples”

Theology Thursday: Loving God with Our Minds, Intellectual Activity as Discipleship

By Rich Holland, PhDCollege of Theology December 20, 2018 Following Jesus as his disciple requires full commitment and obedience to Jesus. As expressed in Matthew 22:37, Jesus said that the great commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.” Jesus’ reference toContinue reading “Theology Thursday: Loving God with Our Minds, Intellectual Activity as Discipleship”

Theology Thursday: Before the Face of God

By Justin McLendon, PhDCollege of Theology October 11, 2018 Over the years, I have accepted the reality I certainly will face when reading through any one of the great Christian classics again. Whether it is J. I. Packer’s “Knowing God,” John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress,” or perhaps less familiar, that time where the boy Shasta, in his perilous emptiness,Continue reading “Theology Thursday: Before the Face of God”

Theology Thursday: The Long Obedience of Christian Discipleship

By Peter Anderson, PhDCollege of Theology September 13, 2018 We live in an unprecedented age of immediacy. Do you need to know the best Mediterranean restaurant within walking distance? No problem. Just ask Siri or Google. Do you want to visit with family or friends across the country or around the world? Sounds great. JustContinue reading “Theology Thursday: The Long Obedience of Christian Discipleship”

Theology Thursday: Sanctification and the Holy Trinity

By Christina Larsen, PhDCollege of theology April 26, 2018 These past couple of weeks students in my theology classes have been considering the trickiness of discussing God’s sanctification of His people without collapsing this work into either His work of justification or Christian ethics. As many of you no doubt experience, the challenges in thisContinue reading “Theology Thursday: Sanctification and the Holy Trinity”