A discussion of theology and ministry practice, all for a holy, happy church. A ministry of holyjoys.org.
Practical Ways to Nurture Children in the Faith
In this episode, David Fry and Johnathan Arnold discuss practical ways that Christian parents can nurture their children in the faith.
Topics addressed include:
Praying the Lord's Prayer as a familyReciting the Creed at the dinner tableSinging and memorizing hymnsScripture memorizationChildren's Bibles and translationsUsing the ProverbsCatechesisDeuteronomy 6
The Salvation and Nurture of Children
In this episode, David Fry and Johnathan Arnold discuss the salvation of children and the early Methodist practice of infant baptism, nurture, and confirmation.
Topics addressed include:
Sunday School and Christian nurture movementChild salvationInfant baptism and communionConfirmationChristian parentingThe church's role in forming children
Infant Baptism and Christian Parenting
Johnathan Arnold and David Fry discuss the long tradition of infant baptism in early Methodism, the Reformers, and the church fathers, its scriptural basis, and what it means for Christian parenting.
Israel and the Church, Dispensationalism, and Replacement Theology
In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, Dr. David Fry and Johnathan Arnold discuss several views on Israel and the church, addressing the common accusation that those who recognize continuity between Israel and the church are proponents of replacement theology and somehow “anti-Israel.”
John 20:23, the Forgiveness of Sins, and the Fear of Church Authority
In this episode, David Fry and Johnathan Arnold discuss several questions about concerns about a recent article on "The Church’s Authority and Responsibility to Forgive Sins." Topics addressed include:
The church's authority to forgive sins (John 20:23)The office of the keys (Matthew 16; 18)Corporate salvationThe sacraments and excommunicationProtestant vs. Catholic understandings of the church and its leadersSacerdotalismThe abuse of church authorityAbusus non tollit usum ("abuse does not take away use")Spirit-filled exercise of authorityUsing authority for building up, not tearing down (2 Cor. 13:10)Eldership requirements
The Church, Salvation, and Assurance
David Fry and Johnathan Arnold discuss the church's role in a believer's salvation and assurance, the church in God's plan of redemption, various images of the church in Scripture and the Great Tradition (ark, bride, guardian, mother), and the ecclesiology of the church fathers and Reformers.