Release Date: 12/27/2019
Dr. A. Craig Troxel speaks about (Crossway, 2020). Whereas contemporary culture identifies the "heart" with feelings and emotions, Craig Troxel speaks about the range of uses of the word "heart" in the Bible. The heart knows, desires, and chooses. This fuller conception of "heart" helps us understand our battle with sin and the redemption that has been wrought by Jesus Christ. Dr. Troxel is professor of practical theology at . He previously served as pastor of Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, Illinois and Calvary Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Glenside, Pennsylvania. ...info_outline The Kingdom of God and the Estate of Innocence
This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob begin a new series discussing the kingdom of God as it unfolds through the four-fold estate of man: the estate of innocence, fall, redemption, and glory.info_outline Politics after Christendom
David VanDrunen speaks about his forthcoming book, (Zondervan Academic), reflecting upon the status and responsibilities of Christians in their contemporary pluralistic political communities. Dr. VanDrunen presents a biblical-theological model of political engagement and exploring themes such as race, religious liberty, justice, authority, and civil resistance. David VanDrunen is Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at . He is the author and editor of several books, including , , , and . https://vimeo.com/389569968info_outline Rabboni!
This week on Theology Simply Profound, Bob continues reading from the 1922 edition of Grace and Glory, a collection of sermons delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary by Geerhardus Vos. The fourth of these sermons is on John 20:16, “Rabboni!”info_outline Vos Group Excursus: John 20:1–18 — Rabboni
We take a brief break from our regular schedule in Geerhardus Vos's book, , to discuss Vos's sermon "Rabboni," on John 20:16. This sermon is found in , a collection of Vos's sermons preached at the chapel of Princeton Seminary. John 20:1–18 (ESV) Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have...info_outline Abraham Kuyper's Public Theology
Dr. Jordan J. Ballor, senior research fellow and director of publishing for the , joins us to speak about Abraham Kuyper's public theology. Dr. Ballor is a general editor of Abraham Kuyper's Collected Works on Public Theology published by . Kuyper was something of a polymath/renaissance man. Along with being an influential theologian and also a journalist, he served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands between 1901 and 1905. He established the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, which upon its foundation became the second largest Reformed denomination in the country behind the...info_outline J. C. Ryle on Holiness
This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob discuss the subject of holiness with portions of J. C. Ryle's classic book, Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots.info_outline Hebrew Discourse Analysis
Matthew Patton speaks about his book, (Zondervan Academic, 2019). Dr. Patton is pastor of (OPC) in Vandalia, Ohio. This book, written by Matthew H. Patton, Frederic Clarke Putnam, and Miles V. Van Pelt, is a syntax resource for intermediate Hebrew students. This Basics book introduces students to the principles and exegetical benefits of discourse analysis (text linguistics) when applied to biblical Hebrew prose and poetry. Where standard Hebrew reference grammars have traditionally worked to describe the relationship between words and phrases within discrete clauses (micro...info_outline The Wonderful Tree
This week on Theology Simply Profound, Bob begins reading the 1922 edition of Grace and Glory, a collection of sermons delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary by Geerhardus Vos. The first of these sermons is on Hosea 14:8, "The Wonderful Tree."info_outline The Wonderful Works of God
Carlton Wynne and Charles Williams speak about the new edition of Herman Bavinck's published by Westminster Seminary Press. The book was first published in English under the title, Our Reasonable Faith. The new edition is re-typeset and includes an introduction by Dr. Wynne, Bavinck's original introduction translated by Nathaniel Gray Sutanto, and helpful indices collected by Charles Williams. Carlton Wynne is associate professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. Charles Williams is pastor of Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian...info_outline
Since Christ the Center began nearly twelve years ago, we have taken time to look back on the highlights of the year. Given that we now post highlights from each episode every week we have taken an analytic approach. These are this year's top ten clips from Christ the Center as determined by YouTube views.
- Episode 614 — Bracy Hill, Nimrod, the Mighty Hunter
- Episode 600 — Glen Clary, Praying in Tongues
- Episode 580 — Camden Bucey, Liberation Theology
- Episode 603 — Cornelis Venema, Karl Barth and the Doctrine of Election
- Episode 600 — Glen Clary, What Is Cessationism?
- Episode 598 — Christopher Watkin, The Problem of the One and Many
- Episode 603 — Cornelis Venema, Augustine and Pelagius
- Episode 578 — Carl Trueman, Luther and Zwingli at Marburg
- Episode 619 — Alan Strange and Brian DeJong, The Orthodox Presbyterian Church and the United Reformed Churches in North America
- Episode 613 — Will Wood, Schools of Biblical Criticism