Building a Theological Library: Old Testament Introductory Material

By Daniel Diffey, PhDCollege of Theology July 15, 2016 One of the questions that I am asked the most by my theology students is for good book recommendations on certain topics.  In an attempt to help my students, and anyone else who may see this, I wanted to do a series of blog posts overContinue reading “Building a Theological Library: Old Testament Introductory Material”

Distinguishing Between Essential and Nonessential Christian Beliefs

By Jason Hiles, PhDCollege of Theology July 13, 2016 In order to model the value of evangelical unity to students, the faculty at Grand Canyon Theological Seminary are careful to make key distinctions in their teaching and classroom interaction. Theologians and other Christian leaders have long distinguished between doctrine that is absolutely essential to theContinue reading “Distinguishing Between Essential and Nonessential Christian Beliefs”

Focusing on Scripture to Foster Evangelical Unity

By Pete Charpentier, D. MinCollege of Theology July 01, 2016 Fostering unity has always been a challenge for Christians. For example, Paul challenged the Church at Corinth to embrace unity and reject factions (1 Corinthians 1:10-13). But this might be expected since the believers at Corinth struggled on many fronts. However, Paul also called apparentContinue reading “Focusing on Scripture to Foster Evangelical Unity”

Seminary Preparation and the Local Church

By Jason Hiles, PhDCollege of Theology June 28, 2016 No other environment offers quite the same opportunity to cultivate unity with fellow Christians as the local church. It is easy to speak of unity theoretically and in isolation from others. It is another thing altogether to speak of unity when dealing with real human beingsContinue reading “Seminary Preparation and the Local Church”

The Importance of Instruction in the Christian Life

By Daniel Diffey, PhDCollege of Theology  August 12, 2015 School is about to start again. Near the beginning of each of my classes, I give a short lecture on the importance of instruction (and particularly accepting instruction) within the Christian life. Whether you are in class, at church or at your job, it is importantContinue reading “The Importance of Instruction in the Christian Life”

Overcome Pride, for Heaven’s Sake

By Jim Uhley, D. MinCollege of Theology June 29, 2015 Luke 23:32-43 tells the story of three men on crosses. Two of the three men were from the bottom of society. We don’t know their crimes, but Matthew tells us they were robbers, implying violent thefts. The Romans were law-and-order people, and there was noContinue reading “Overcome Pride, for Heaven’s Sake”

Theology and Ministry Grounded in Biblical Truth

By Jason Hiles, PhDCollege of Theology February 13, 2015 It is difficult to overestimate the significance of Holy Scripture when you consider the theological task and the goals of Christian ministry. Certainly other sources of knowledge are of value as we formulate theology and minister to God’s people. Often personal experience is brought to bearContinue reading “Theology and Ministry Grounded in Biblical Truth”

Part 2: Are You Biblically Qualified for Ministry?

By Jason Hiles, PhDCollege of Theology December 20, 2014 “[An elder] must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” (Titus 1:9) Qualifications for ministers are listed in several New Testament passages, including 1 TimothyContinue reading “Part 2: Are You Biblically Qualified for Ministry?”

Part 1: Are You Biblically Qualified for Ministry?

By Jason Hiles, PhDCollege of Theology December 14, 2014 All who sense God’s calling to ministry will be wise to consider the biblical requirements of a minister. Qualifications for ministers are listed in several New Testament passages including 1 Timothy 3 where the apostle Paul writes: “The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to theContinue reading “Part 1: Are You Biblically Qualified for Ministry?”

Preach the Word

By Jason Hiles, PhDCollege of Theology December 10, 2014 In the fourth chapter of 2 Timothy, the apostle Paul charges his young protégé, Timothy, to carry out the chief duties of his office as an elder: “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience andContinue reading “Preach the Word”