For too long, Christians have domesticated God, bringing Him down to our level as if He is a God who can be tamed. But He is a God who is high and lifted up, the Creator rather than the creature, someone whom none greater can be conceived. If God is the most perfect, supreme being, infinite and incomprehensible, then certain perfect-making attributes must be true of him. Perfections like aseity, simplicity, immutability, impassibility, and eternity shield God from being crippled by creaturely limitations. At the same time, this all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-wise God accommodates Himself, exhibiting perfect holiness, mercy, and love as He makes known who He is and how He will save us. Join us to learn more about our great God.
Creation and evolution; God-ordained violence; the historicity of people, places, and events; questions of human sexuality . . . today, our guest, a trusted Old Testament scholar will address these controversial issues head-on. Avoiding simplistic solutions and polarizing extremes, he paves the way for intelligent conversation regarding these difficult topics, and an informed approach to evangelism. Learn how to better ‘contend’ for the faith.
Matthew Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine, an evangelical publication making theology accessible to those in the church. He is the host of the Credo podcast, where he has conversations with the best theologians today to discuss the most important issues in theology. He is the author of numerous books, including None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God (Baker), God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan), 40 Questions about Salvation (Kregel), Owen on the Christian Life: Living for the Glory of God in Christ (Crossway), and Salvation by Grace: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration (P&R).
Dr. Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He earned a B.A. in Religion at Ohio Wesleyan University, an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in ancient Near Eastern studies from Yale University. Tremper has authored or co-authored over twenty books and written numerous articles. A number of these works are interdisciplinary. His Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation (Zondervan, 1987); Complete Literary Guide to the Bible (contributor and co-editor along with Leland Ryken; Zondervan, 1993) and numerous articles approach the study of the Bible through literary criticism.
In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God. In this fast-paced, caller-driven program, Janet evaluates newsworthy topics with guests and listeners using the Bible as a framework for discussion. This daily program addresses relevant issues important to Christians, with an engaging mix of listener interaction and commentary from highly respected guests.