Theologians discussing the Christian faith from their areas of expertise. https://rts.edu/campuses/washington-dc/faculty/podcast/
Science and Faith (ft. Vern Poythress)
Episode 58: Today’s guest is Dr. Vern Poythress, distinguished professor of New Testament, biblical interpretation, and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, PA, and author of books on pretty much every topic under the sun. Dr. Poythress and the faculty talk about the relationship between science and faith, particularly a Christian approach to science. Topics discussed include science and the interpretation of Scripture, the Bible and sociology, philosophy, history, and computer science; and how doctrine should inform our love for one another. Enjoy the conversation!
Vern Poythress’s books. https://www.amazon.com/Vern-S-Poythress/e/B001HD38BM/
Ramm, Bernard. Christian View of Science and Scripture. https://www.amazon.com/Christian-View-Science-Scripture-Bernard/dp/0802814298/
Frame, John. The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God. https://www.amazon.com/Doctrine-Knowledge-God-Theology-Lordship/dp/0875522629/
Frame, John. The Doctrine of the Christian Life. https://www.amazon.com/Doctrine-Christian-Life-Theology-Lordship/dp/0875527965/
“The Communion of Saints” (Apostles’ Creed: Part 15)
Episode 57: Today the profs tackle the Apostles’ Creed article on “the communion of saints”—its meaning, distinction from belief in “the catholic church,” and implications for the Christian life and ministry. Also, Dr. Keene explains why Christians aren’t special snowflakes.
Vanhoozer, Kevin. Biblical Authority After Babel. https://www.amazon.com/Biblical-Authority-after-Babel-Christianity/dp/1587433931/
Gaffin, Richard. By Faith, Not By Sight. https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Not-Sight-Order-Salvation/dp/1596384433/
Gaffin, Richard. “The Mystery of Union with Christ.” https://www.monergism.com/legacy/mt/mp3/mystery-union-christ-mp3-series-richard-b-gaffin-jr
Gaffin, Richard. Perspectives on Pentecost. https://www.amazon.com/Perspectives-Pentecost-Richard-Gaffin-Jr/dp/0875522696/
“The Holy Catholic Church” (Apostles’ Creed: Part 14)
Episode 56: Is the church an epilogue to the gospel? A club for people of similar faith? A corporation? Today’s conversation centers on the Apostles’ Creed article on “the holy catholic church.” Topics include church vs. kingdom, catholicity, universality, de-churched spirituality, ethnic and theological diversity, the maturing/becoming of the church, and more. Enjoy the episode!
Bavinck, Herman. Reformed Dogmatics: Prolegomena, Vol. I, p. 85. https://www.amazon.com/Reformed-Dogmatics-Vol-1-Prolegomena/dp/0801026326/
Hurtado, Larry. Destroyer of The Gods, https://www.amazon.com/Destroyer-gods-Early-Christian-Distinctiveness/dp/1481304747
Bavinck, Herman. The Catholicity of Christianity and The Church, https://bavinck.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/bavinck-catholicity.pdf
Trueman, Carl. The Creedal Imperative, https://www.amazon.com/Creedal-Imperative-Carl-R-Trueman/dp/1433521903/
Allen, Michael. Reformed Catholicity, https://www.amazon.com/Reformed-Catholicity-Retrieval-Theology-Interpretation/dp/0801049792/
Clowney, Edmund. The Church, https://www.amazon.com/Church-Contours-Christian-Theology/dp/0830815341/
Robert’s Rules of Order, https://www.amazon.com/Roberts-Rules-Order-Newly-Revised/dp/1541736699/
Ferguson, Sinclair. The Holy Spirit, https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Spirit-Contours-Christian-Theology/dp/0830815368/
Concerning Hesitation Forms
Today the profs have extended and very technical conversation on hesitation forms from a biblical, theological, systematic, and covenantal perspective. Enjoy!
Christian–Muslim Relations (ft. Joshua Ralston)
Today’s guest is Dr. Joshua Ralston, Reader in Christian-Muslim Relations at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh and director and co-founder of the Christian-Muslim Studies Network. Dr. Ralston and the profs talk about diversity within Islam, conceptions and misconceptions of shari’a, anti-secularist discourse in Islam, Muslim critiques of Christianity and its relation to the state, as well as friendships and constructive approaches to dialogue with Muslims.
Ralston, Law and the Rule of God: A Christian Engagement with Shari’a, https://www.amazon.com/Law-Rule-God-Christian-Engagement-dp-1108489826/dp/1108489826/
Siddiqui, Christians, Muslims, and Jesus, https://www.amazon.com/Law-Rule-God-Christian-Engagement-dp-1108489826/dp/1108489826/
Ayoub, A Muslim View of Christianity: Essays on Dialogue, https://www.amazon.com/Muslim-View-Christianity-Essays-Dialogue/dp/1570756902
Goddard, A History of Christian-Muslim Relations, https://www.amazon.com/History-Christian-Muslim-Relations-Hugh-Goddard/dp/1566633400/
Accad, Reynolds, Sacred Misinterpretation: Reaching across the Christian-Muslim Divide, https://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Misinterpretation-Reaching-across-Christian-Muslim-ebook/dp/B07SW8HZ5B/
Ralston, Islam as a Christian Trope: The Place and Function of Islam in Reformed Dogmatic Theology, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/muwo.12220
Reflections on Our First Year
Episode 53: In the first episode of our second year as a podcast—woot, woot!—we take time to reflect on the things we’ve learned and enjoyed so far. Listen as we give all honor and praise to our producer and editor, and discuss some of our favorite interviews, the ubiquity of uhms, ahhs, and duhs, and why we love RTS. Enjoy!
Consistently interesting and helpful
Theological rigor and wonder as well as personal devotion consistently comes through in these very natural conversations between colleagues and friends.
Heartwarming dialogue from an offbeat perspective. These theologians tackle life’s pressing questions with equal parts clarity and orthodoxy and a touch of whimsy. Come for the doctrinal insight, stay for the Harry Potter hot takes and the latest in academic Kultivierheit.