Theology from the Cornfields

From the Podcast

Calvinism

A Case For Calvinism

Calvinism is hotly debated. What is Calvinism and is it biblical? In this podcast, Lagan and I talk about my favorite flower, a TULIP.

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Ashley Baker

Together for Good

Together for Good creates pathways for the church to come alongside vulnerable families in Christ-centered ministry. In this podcast, I sit down with Ashley Baker, the Iowa Director of TFG, and we discuss this ministry and how the church can partner to care for the vulnerable.

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Brooks Szewczyk

The Priority of Missions

Taking the gospel to the ends of the earth has always been the goal of evangelicalism. But what is a missionary, and what is the end goal of missions? I take up this topic with my good friend, Brooks Szewczyk. I think you will appreciate his insight.

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From the Blog

anthropology

Anthropology 101

The debate between complementarianism and egalitarianism has been raging on for years. But these terms are meaningless for Christians to discuss and debate unless a foundation is laid. Only after biblical anthropology is laid from Genesis 1 will Genesis 2 and the rest of Scripture make sense.

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Confession of Faith

Subscription to a Confession (Part 4 of 4) 

In confessional denominations, one of the most debated issues is about subscription. Here is the question at hand: To what degree should an elder or eldership subscribe to a denomination’s Confession of Faith?

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Confession of Faith

A Vision of Confessionalism (Part 3 of 4)

A Confession of Faith serves as a tool for discipleship. Because of its robust theology – unlike most statements of faith – a confession can help a Christian understand the depth of Holy Scripture in great detail.

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Advent

Advent (Week 2) – The Plan of Love

I think it’s fair to say the love offered by the culture is wildly confusing, and the definition of love changes with the wind. But what if we could know a love that is consistent, true, and pure? I think Holy Scripture provides a way for us to think about love that edifies and endures.

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Church and Culture

Substance Over Style

The church exists to make disciples. Got it. But Jesus did not stop at what the church is supposed to do. He told us what to do. When a person becomes a disciple of Jesus Christ, the church responds in two ways. First, the church is to baptize. Second, the church is to teach. In particular, elders teach (1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1). And Jesus is specific about what is taught to disciples of Jesus Christ. What Jesus commanded his disciples, those disciples are to teach others. 

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Advent

Advent (Week 1) – The Hope of a Promised Savior

Advent means the arrival of a noble person. Other than my parents, no one was talking about the advent of Shawn Powers. So, when I arrived in the world, my mom was just grateful to survive the arrival of another set of sons. (Yes, there are two sets of twins in my family.) But the birth of Christ is different. We observe advent because the arrival of Jesus changed the world.

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