Archives For Theology
This is the inaugural Black and White Theology episode. Here’s a description of the new show: Continue Reading…
You can listen to Noah Filipiak’s “Behind the Curtain” Podcast interview with Dr. Mike Wittmer on the Podbean Player below or you can subscribe to all “Behind the Curtain” Ministry Podcast episodes on iTunes. (Podcast listening tip: use the podcasts app on your smartphone and listen while driving, doing chores, or working out)
Noah Filipiak interviews Dr. Mike Wittmer on the effects Christian celebrityism is having on the Church at large. Prior to the internet explosion, good content would get a book published. Nowadays, the only thing that will get someone published is popularity (called “platform” in the publishing industry). Noah and Mike explore the effects this trend has on the souls of authors (namely, themselves!) and on the type of theology being put into the hands of Christians.
Dr. Michael Wittmer is the Professor of Systematic & Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
Mike’s blog: MikeWittmer.blog
- Heaven Is a Place on Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters to God by Zondervan
- Becoming Worldly Saints: Can You Serve Jesus and Still Enjoy Your Life? by Zondervan
- The Last Enemy: Preparing to Win the Fight of Your Life by Discovery House
- Despite Doubt: Embracing a Confident Faith by Discovery House
- Don’t Stop Believing: Why Living Like Jesus Is Not Enough by Zondervan
- Christ Alone: An Evangelical Response to Rob Bell’s “Love Wins” by Edenridge Press LLC
Noel Castellanos is the CEO of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and the author of Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God Is at the Center. Noah Filipiak interviews Noel about the downside of American Evangelicals being obsessed with going to heaven, but neglecting much of Jesus’s example and teaching. Noel talks “behind the curtain” about the challenge of doing urban ministry, but also the call behind it and the purpose it brings.
The CCDA National Conference is coming to Detroit, MI on October 4-7th, 2017 so be sure to save the date to join us. Continue Reading…
This is a continuation of Part 1 Is a Far-Fetched Story Like Noah’s Ark Enough to Dismiss Jesus? and Part 2 Fact or Fiction: Four Ways to View the Old Testament and responds to the question, “Where is the dividing line between what someone needs to believe to be saved and what they need to believe about the authority of all of Scripture?”
A fourth view, one of the middle views, and one that I do not ascribe to, looks at the Old Testament as pure mythology and/or culturally subjective history, including the historical (e.g. 1-2 Kings, etc.) and the prophetic (e.g. Isaiah, etc.) books that were written in real time. The thought here is that the Jews needed a way to explain their history so they made one up and as things transpired around them, they recorded these things in an embellished and exaggerated way. Continue Reading…