In this episode, Kirk sits down with professor and well-regarded church historian, Dr. Scott Manetsch, to discuss what church life was like in Reformation-era Geneva under the ministry the John Calvin.
Kirk and Dan close out their series on Bible translations by dispelling some misconceptions about Bible translations, as well as laying out some practical tips for making use of translations in your study of scripture.
Today Kirk and Dan talk about "Textual Criticism," and how some of the differences that lie behind the various translations actually have to do with different textual bases of what is being translated.
In this episode, Kirk and Dan illustrate some of the philosophical (or methodological) differences we find in the various translations. They also discuss some of the pros and cons of these differences.
Kirk and Dan continue their series on Bible translation by looking at the major reason for the differences in our available translations, namely, translation philosophy. We look at the difference between formal and dynamic equivalent methodologies, and where on the spectrum the various popular English translations tend to fall.
Kirk and Dan begin a new series on Bible translations. Today they talk about some introductory matters on Bible translations, as well as why this is an important topic for us to consider and understand.
Kirk and Dan continue their discussion on the message of Ecclesiastes by exploring the book's "above the sun" statements as it gestures towards and ultimately reaches its conclusive instruction for us.
In this episode, Dan and Kirk continue their discussion on Ecclesiastes by looking at the message (or main claim, or argument) of the book. They discuss the meaning of "vanity" (hevel), as well as some of the primary themes throughout the book.
Kirk and Dan begin there series on the book of Ecclesiastes. In this episode they look at the method that Ecclesiastes uses to communicate its message, namely how it functions as a unique expression of wisdom literature.
Kirk and Dan are gearing up to do a short series on Ecclesiastes. But before they do, they wanted to take a step back and ask, "What's the benefit of getting a Biblical book's big picture?" and "How do we do that?"
(This episode and the following will serve as an initial contribution to what will become an ongoing collection of episodes on How to Read the Bible.)
In this episode, Kirk and Dan conclude their discussion on the importance of doctrine and theology by finishing out talking about the hurdles we face along the way, as well as giving some practical tips and suggestions towards growing your discipline in theological learning.
Dan and Kirk continue their discussion on the importance of theology in the life of the believer and the life of the church. In this episode they talk about things like "theological triage" (or "dogmatic rank"), the Biblical spirit in which we are to hold to sound doctrine, as well as some initial hurdles we might face along the way.
In this episode Kirk and Dan continue their series on the concept of a "Church Theology" by digging into God's Biblical vision for the church. In the last two episodes we saw how God views the church, how he sees it. But now, what is God's vision for the church -- his desire for it and plan as it were to embody its calling and live out its mission?
Kirk and Dan continue their discussion on God's view of the church by now asking, "How does God's view of the church affect our own? And what does this mean for us practically when we adopt God's view?"
Church Theology is a podcast "on the church for the church." As such, we thought it'd be helpful to start off our podcast with an introduction series on that very idea of "church theology." We begin here in this episode by looking at the church, specifically God's view of the church and how that view should shape our own. In future episodes in this series we plan to look at God's vision for the church as well as the importance of the church's theology in living out that vision.
Announcing a new podcast, Church Theology: On the Church, For the Church. Join Kirk E. Miller and co-hosts as they dive into an array of topics, all the while asking, "How does this equip us for our mission as a church and as followers of Jesus?"