Voices of Renewal is a series devoted to rediscovering the renewing power of the Holy Spirit throughout the history of God’s Church. Each episode, we will interview a leader in the field of Church History, Theology or Ministry about a key figure and how they thought of and experienced the renewing power of God in their time. It is our desire to not only learn from these Fathers and Mothers of the faith, but to seek God’s renewal in our own time in name of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Keith Stanglin on Jacob Arminius
Jacob Arminius was a Dutch theologian and reformer whose views became the basis of Arminianism. Although, much like John Calvin, his views themselves evolved after his death, Arminius is known today for his faithful ministry of renewal and his later impact on John Wesley and the Methodist movement. We welcome Dr. Keith Stanglin, Professor of Theology at Heritage Christian College and Executive Director for the Center of Christian Studies, to speak on Arminius on this week's episode of Voices of Renewal.
Dr. Joel Woodruff on C.S. Lewis
C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis is one of the 20th century’s most notable Christian thinkers and lay theologians. He held academic positions in the area of English literature at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. Today, he is most well-known for his novels, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy, and apologetic texts, such as Mere Christianity and Surprised by Joy. Hear more about Lewis’ life and renewal ministry from Dr. Joel Woodruff, President of the C.S. Lewis Institute, in this week’s episode of Voices of Renewal.
Dr. Seth Osborne on Richard Baxter
Richard Baxter was a 17th century English Puritan pastor, poet, and theologian. Throughout his life, Baxter emphasized the necessity of repentance and faithfulness in the life of believers, and his most famous work, The Reformed Pastor, is still in print today and used in training Christian Leaders to Change the World. In this week’s episode of Voices of Renewal, Dr. Seth Osborne, an adjunct faculty member for the Regent University School of Divinity, walks us through Baxter’s life, ministry, and renewal legacy.
Dr. Jonathan Taylor on Maximus the Confessor
Maximus the Confessor was a late 6th early 7th-century Christian monk, theologian, and scholar who suffered for his faith. Maximus is venerated in both Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches and called a Father of the Church. Today, he is primarily known for his formulation of the two wills of Christ (both human and divine). Hear more about his life, ministry, and legacy from Dr. Jonathan Taylor, Adjunct Professor at the Regent University School of Divinity.
Rev. Danny Hyde on John Owen
John Owen was an English nonconformist church leader, theologian, and academic administrator at the University of Oxford during the 17th century. John helped revive the idea that it is only by the grace of God and merits of Christ that the sinner receives the gift of faith to believe in Christ. Owen's most famous work, which is read widely today, is The Mortification of Sin. To learn more about Owen's life and legacy, hear from Rev. Daniel Hyde, Pastor of Oceanside United Reformed Church. Rev. Danny has written numerous books to help people of all backgrounds grow in the knowledge of Christ and is a leading scholar in the study of John Owen.
Dr. Jesse Payne on Carl F. H. Henry
Carl F. H. Henry was a 20th-century American evangelical theologian who provided leadership to the neo-evangelical movement and helped found several influential Christian organizations such as Christianity Today, Evangelical Theological Society, and Fuller Theological Seminary. It is not an understatement to say that every evangelical community has been influenced by Carl Henry. To hear more about his life and his ministry of renewal, hear from Dr. Jesse Payne. Jesse is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Burkburnett and author of the recently published Carl F. H. Henry on the Holy Spirit.