Theology

Oct 12

The Christian Creeds: An Introduction by Rhyne Putnam

From the very beginning, creeds and creedal formulations have played a crucial role in the beliefs and practices of Christian churches. Some Christians (usually in free church traditions) deny the creeds any authority in teaching or value in worship. But this rejection of tradition usually stems from a misunderstanding of the function of the creeds […]

Sep 28

Celebrating the Beauty of Complementarity in Corporate Worship by Sam Parkison

Here’s one way that our church seeks to celebrate the beauty of gender complementarity during our corporate worship gatherings.

Sep 21

Ten Truths About a Liar by Sam Bierig

Is Satan capable of inception? Does he whisper temptations in our ear? Is Satan’s authority, power, and relationship to unbelievers the same or different from Christians? These are all valid and, frankly, somewhat haunting questions. I am not left emotionally unmoved by the many destroyed marriages and ministries around me Satan has devoured. I trust […]

Aug 28

The Apostle’s Creed: Humble Beginnings and the Rule of Faith by Adriel Sanchez

The Apostles’ Creed is a summary confession of vital Christian doctrines used liturgically throughout the Western church.

Aug 23

The Gifts of This Age Point Us to the Age Still to Come by Jared C. Wilson

Jesus tells us that gifts like marriage are meant for this age to point us to the reality of the age to come.

Aug 11

Episode 130: Matthew Barrett on the Simple Trinity by Jared C. Wilson and Matthew Barrett

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson sits down with MBTS colleague Dr. Matthew Barrett to talk about the importance of Trinitarian theology for pastoral ministry, the orthodoxy of simplicity, what’s up with the EFS debate, and more.

Aug 10

The Force, the Spirit, and Romans 8 by Drake Burrows

I’ve got a confession: I often view the Holy Spirit as nothing but a useful tool. This thought dawned on me as my wife and I sat down to watch through the Star Wars Saga (wife’s first time, my second). The Force Anyone who knows anything about Star Wars has likely encountered talk of the […]

Aug 5

Finding the Right Hills to Die On: A Book Review by Cody Barnhart

This is a book that I want to get in the hands of every church member because it is the backbone of what we need in 2021: church unity.

Aug 5

God’s Incomprehensibility and Eternal Joy by Jaylenn Wong

During my childhood, it was commonplace to lose sleep over an irrational fear of heaven. Yes, heaven. As a child, I feared heaven more than I feared Hell. Of course, this was an irrational fear, but I had not yet been taught the Bible or discipled in areas of theology. Perhaps you wonder what would […]

Jul 27

Matt Emerson on How to Mature in Theology When Academic Books Seem Inaccessible by Matthew Emerson

FTC.co asks Matt Emerson, associate professor of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University, “What advice would you give Christians who want to mature in their theology but feel academic books are inaccessible?”