How should we then live?

February 14, 2017Interviews, Matthew Barrett

Recently I was cleaning out an old box full of articles when I stumbled across a dated cassette and workbook packet that was designed for church groups. The cassette tapes (published by Gospel Films) were recordings of Francis Schaeffer’s teaching series, “How Shall I Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture.” … Read More

Are you a leader? Interview with Timothy Raymond

November 14, 2016Interviews, Timothy Raymond

Recently a friend interviewed me for a paper he was writing on the topic of leadership.  The interview wasn’t specifically on Christian leadership, but since I’m a pastor, the interview unavoidably went in the direction of pastoral and local church leadership.  After reading over the complied questions and answers, I thought our Credo readers might … Read More

Michael Haykin on the Importance of the Church Fathers

September 16, 2015Interviews

Fred Zaspel, at Books At a Glance, recently interviewed Michael A.G. Haykin on the Church Fathers. Haykin, a Credo Magazine contributor, is Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church (Crossway, 2011). Here is Zaspel’s … Read More

Recovering Eden: An Interview with Zack Eswine (Matt Claridge)

August 4, 2015Interviews

In the church traditions I grew up in, a popular favorite was the “Gospel Song” Victory in Jesus. It still makes me cringe. The theology of the song is actually not terribly bad; it’s even a bit Calvinistic–“he sought me and bo’t me with his redeeming blood; He loved me ere I knew Him, and … Read More

An Interview with J.V. Fesko on the Westminster Standards

July 27, 2015Interviews

The next best thing to reading a classic, is reading a literary guide that respects, explains, and inspires you to read again a classic with fresh eyes. My hope is that J.V. Fesko’s recent book The Theology of the Westminster Standards will do exactly that. We’ve invited Dr. Fesko to give us a brief guide … Read More

Calvin’s Company of Pastors: An interview with Scott Manetsch

July 22, 2015Interviews

Many things come to mind when you think of John Calvin. Is pastoral care among them? To bring that contribution closer to the top of our first thoughts, let me introduce you to Scott Manetsch’s fine new book, Calvin’s Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536-1609 (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology). … Read More

Bound for the Promised Land: An Interview with Oren Martin

July 6, 2015Biblical Theology, Covenants, Interviews, Kingdom, Matthew Claridge, NT Use of the OT, Old Testament Studies, Redemptive History, Theological Method, Typology

If the political fight over the land of Israel weren’t bad enough, the role of the Promised Land in Scripture has often divided American Evangelicals. Are the Land Promises–so prominent in the Old Testament covenants and deeply embedded in the future hopes of the prophetic literature–simply allegorized in the NT church’s gospel mission or do … Read More