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Should theology inform exegesis? Matthew Barrett and Bobby Jamieson

We often approach the Scriptures as if we must keep all that theology out. We might even read the Old Testament as if we should not look ahead to the New Testament, lest we introduce theological doctrines which prejudice our exegesis. But could this approach rob us of those many riches that the history of… Download Audio

Why I became an Evangelical Theologian: Matthew Barrett and Daniel Treier

Many view evangelicalism only in the political sense of the term, which may overlook and even diminish the rich theological tradition that is evangelical theology. Whether you joyfully consider yourself an evangelical or prefer to ditch the term altogether, evangelicals continue to work together with a steadfast commitment to primary doctrines of the faith despite secondary differences. To… Download Audio

Inseparable Operations: Good News for Salvation? Matthew Barrett and Adonis Vidu

The external works of the Trinity are undivided. Until recently, this statement was an uncontroversial affirmation of the doctrine of inseparable operations. In fact, for nearly two millennia, inseparable operations were simply assumed to be an integral premise of the Christian faith. Yet modern treatments of the Trinity have left the essential unity of the… Download Audio

What made Calvin a theologian and a pastor? Matthew Barrett and Bruce Gordon

John Calvin was one of the most influential figures of the Reformation. But have you ever thought about Calvin’s life? What were some of the events, enemies, friendships, relationships, and influences that shaped such monumental works as his Institutes and biblical commentaries? What inspired Calvin to write these works and what was the context in… Download Audio

What Does Plato have to do with Jesus? Matthew Barrett and Louis Markos

It’s all in Plato, all in Plato: Bless me, what do they teach them at these schools? ― C. S. Lewis, The Last Battle If you are doing theology, you are seeking an understanding of the truth. In the ancient world, few claimed the title of truth-seeker more wholeheartedly than Plato. Though he lived before Christ… Download Audio

What does Jesus have to do with Frankenstein? Matthew Barrett and Karen Swallow Prior

“I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel…” ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Can regular encounters with the Great Books shape us in ways that mere information intake cannot? Matthew Barrett and Karen Swallow Prior believe classical literature possesses a special magic that can help us develop Christian virtues, such as… Download Audio

Can the past help us live less anxiously in the present? Matthew Barrett and Alan Jacobs

The tyranny of the present is a cruel evil. For many, the routine to-do’s and the barrage of breaking news renders us numb to anything outside our immediate field of vision. While the present moment is indeed important, we must remember that it is still merely a moment. As moments come and go, the future… Download Audio

Nietzsche, Freud, and the Politics of Sex: Carl R. Trueman and Matthew Barrett

There’s been a drastic shift in the understanding of the self over the last 200 years. We now tend to think of ourselves as unencumbered, expressive individuals who are most authentic when we are able to act outwardly on those things that really define us, our inward feelings and our inward desires. Additionally, our imaginations… Download Audio

Can Thomas Aquinas save us from (post)modernism? Peter Kreeft and Matthew Barrett

Why does contemporary theology display a historical amnesia towards medieval philosophy? Medieval philosophy is sometimes neglected altogether and where medieval philosophy is discussed today, it is often misunderstood or caricatured in negative ways. One of the more common mischaracterizations is that Thomas Aquinas is a pure rationalist who subverts the Scriptures at the expense of… Download Audio

Where is God’s Goodness in a Hell-bent World? Christopher Holmes and Matthew Barrett

You are good and do good; teach me your statutes (Psalm 119:68). When we read, sing, and meditate on the Psalms, we are confronted with an abundance of references to God’s goodness. But it seems that today many find it all too easy to overlook the goodness of God. Yet the constant echoes of God’s goodness… Download Audio

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