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Theology for the Church

Theology for the Church

By Caleb Lenard

Theology for the Church aims to foster serious biblical and theological thinking that is framed by the biblical story, rooted in sound biblical interpretation, and applied to the Christian life. On this podcast, hosted by Caleb Lenard (DEdMin, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), you can expect to find meaningful interviews and conversations with authors, pastors, and seminary professors, who are helping to shape contemporary theological conversations that do not shy away from difficult concepts and ideas, yet have an eye toward applied theology and a heart for the local church.
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E2: Facing Criticism with Lewis Allen
E2: Facing Criticism with Lewis Allen
In this episode Caleb talks with Pastor Lewis Allen (ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary) who serves as senior pastor of Hope Church in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, which he helped plant after twelve years of pastoring a church in West London. Together Caleb and Lewis think through the topic of facing criticism in both the Christian life and ministry. How do we handle critique in a biblical way? How do we offer or share critique of/with others? How do we use criticism, well meaning or not, as a tool for discipleship and sanctification? Suggested Resources Mentioned in the episode: By Lewis Allen The Preachers Catechism Resilient Faith (coauthored with his wife Sarah The Glory of Grace: An Introduction to the Puritans in Their Own Words Article:https://www.crossway.org/articles/7-tips-for-navigating-criticism-as-a-pastor/ Joel Beeke and Nick Thompson Pastors and Their Critics By Paul Tripp Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands How People Change Reactivity Relationships By Ed Welch Side by Side Caring for One Another When People are Big and God is Small By Mark Dever & Jamie Dunlop Compelling Community Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation https://www.ccef.org/
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January 30, 2023
E1: Why Study Theology with Tim Wiebe
E1: Why Study Theology with Tim Wiebe
In this episode Caleb is joined by Dr. Tim Wiebe, pastor of spiritual formation, at Brookside Church in Omaha, Nebraska to discuss primarily three questions: (1) why study theology (2) What place does theological education have in the local church; and (3) how to implement theological thinking and education (both formally and informally) in the local church.  Recommend Book Resources: Deep Discipleship by J.T. English  Grounded in the Gospel by J.I. Packer Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful by Gary Parrett and Steve Kang The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor by John Piper and D.A. Carson Websites:   Center for Pastor Theologians: https://www.pastortheologians.com/ Training the Church: https://www.trainingthechurch.com/ Brookside Institute: https://www.thebrooksideinstitute.net/ 
41:08
January 18, 2023
Trailer: Introducing TFTC Podcast
Trailer: Introducing TFTC Podcast
In this episode Dr. Caleb Lenard, host of the show, shares with listeners his background, education, and ministry before diving into the purpose, goals, and format the podcast will take in future episodes. 
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January 04, 2023