John Piper and Douglas Wilson sat down together and videotaped a 2 hour conversation where they discussed their differences and similarities. These are 2 men who I have a great deal of admiration for. Neither of these men set out to become celebrities in Evangelical Christendom, but became such through their efforts in their churches, and following in their wake are a multiplicity of significant and lasting ministry efforts.
Category Archives: Discussion
Theology Night with Ferguson & Sproul (video)
R. C. Sproul and Sinclair Ferguson answered a wide variety of questions at a Theology Night held at Saint Andrews a few weeks ago. They answered questions on topics such as dispensationalism, Tim Tebow, doctrines of Grace, when to leave a church, impeccability and others.
Christ and Culture
Christ the Center tackled a lengthy debate of viewpoints posing the question of how Christ relates to the culture, and a variety of related issues such as politics, vocation, education and fine arts. Participants in the debate are Bill Dennison, Doug Wilson, Daryl Hart and Nelson Kloosterman. The result is 12 audio messages and responses.
To be honest, I didn’t make it through the whole series. If you want the gist of the series I suggest you listen to the Introduction and the final Roundup.
Modern Roman Catholicism
The boys at Christ the Center have assembled a panel to discuss contemporary Catholicism since Vatican II. Great discussion if you have any confusion about where the Catholic church stands today.
Amusing Ourselves To Death 25 Years Later
Al Mohler invited a number of guests to Southern Seminary to participate in a panel discussion about Neil Postman’s classic book Amusing Ourselves to Death 25 years after it’s publication. Was Neil right?
The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards
Steve Lawson joined the Christ the Center team to talk about his enriching little book The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards. The focus of the conversation centered around Edwards resolutions, which reveal a profound theology of dependence upon God’s power to pursue holiness. You will be challenged by Edwards single-minded devotion to practical holiness and it’s value in this life.
Perspectives on Pentecost
Christ the Center engages in a rich discussion with Richard Gaffin about the place of Pentecost in redemptive history. From their website:
Drawing from his book Perspectives on Pentecost and his “Acts and Paul” lecture notes, Dr. Gaffin explained the place of Pentecost as the culmination of that complex of events surrounding the person and work of Jesus Christ which includes his incarnation, death, resurrection, and ascension. Pentecost, then, occurs as part of the accomplishment of redemption and is therefore unrepeatable although its significance and effects reverberate throughout the Christian life. This is a rich biblical theological discussion that will repay frequent rehearsals.
Counseling Difficult Cases
CTC lead a very interesting discussion with George Scipione about the need and practice of biblical counseling. Scipione is professor of pastoral theology and Director of the Biblical Counseling Institute at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
The Historical Adam
The CTC boys discuss the importance of believing in a historical figure named Adam, who in some Christian circles believe him to be a mythical figure.
Pastoral Ministry: Learning or Doing?
Christ the Center tackles the false dichotomy that many Christian’s see in the role of a pastor — often choosing between his study of Scripture to teach his flock and his doing of pastoral ministry that focuses on caring for the flock.