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Calvinism and the Assurance of Salvation

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on November 6, 2018 at 9:49 AM

In earlier blog posts, I discussed the resurgence of “New Calvinism”in evangelicalism and described some of its main tenets and implications.  In this long-delayed continuation of the series, I want to raise the issue of assurance of salvation.

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Topics: Calvinism, Arminianism, Assurance of Salvation, Security

Fourth Annual "Austin Grad—First Things" Lecture

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on October 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM


The fourth annual “Austin Graduate School of Theology – First Things Lecture” is now complete.  Once again, the event was a great success. 

On Monday evening, October 8, about 130 people braved the heavy rain to hear Ephraim Radner, Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. The lecture topic was “Ecumenism in a Post-Christian Society.”

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Topics: First Things Lecture, About Austin Grad

Is Theology a Science?

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on October 2, 2018 at 11:32 AM


A friend of mine in Russia asked me whether theology can be considered a science.  And I suspect that, lurking behind this question, is the question whether theology should have a place as a discipline or field of study at a modern university.  This video is a brief response to the question and related concerns.

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Topics: Theology, Science, Modern University, Scientism

"One Is Too Small a Number" and Other Lessons I have Learned

Posted by Dr. Mark Shipp on September 20, 2018 at 9:26 AM

 

A chapel talk originally delivered at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, September 10, 2018.

My vocational journey can be summed up in four lessons I have learned: to pray and seek guidance for direction; one is too small a number to ever achieve success; grasp tradition with one hand, while seeking new ways to express those traditions; and look for a need in your community or church and try to fill that need. I learned these four lessons as I sought to find a way to use music in ministry and especially in the development of the Timeless Psalter/commentary project.

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Topics: Timeless, Vocational Ministry, Metrical Psalters

"Ecumenism in a Post-Christian Society" Austin Graduate School of Theology – First Things Lecture

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on September 11, 2018 at 10:55 AM

 

I am pleased to announce the fourth annual Austin Graduate School of Theology – First Things Lecture, to be held in Austin, Texas, on Monday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m.  This year’s speaker will be Ephraim Radner.  Radner is Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College, an evangelical seminary of the Anglican tradition at the University of Toronto.

Austin Graduate School of Theology is excited to cooperate in this lecture once again with First Things, which is one of the most widely read and influential religious journals in the United States.  As an ecumenical endeavor—featuring regular contributions from Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and evangelical Protestant writers—the publication shares many of the same concerns dear to the original Restoration Movement.  The journal also shares much in common with Austin Grad in particular, whose mission is to promote knowledge, understanding, and practice of the Christian faith by equipping Christians and churches for service in the Kingdom of God.

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Topics: About Austin Grad, Events, First Things Lecture

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