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Christ the Center: Doctrine for Life is an audio program centered on Christian reformed theology. In each episode a group of informed panelists discusses important issues and stimulate listeners to critical thinking and a better understanding of reformed doctrine designed to yield godly living.

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Hermeneutics in Light of the Divine Author of Scripture

Dr. Vern Poythress joins us to discuss divine and human authorship, in connection with his recent article in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS), “Dispensing with Merely Human Meaning: Gains and Losses from Focusing on the Human Author, Illustrated by Zephaniah 1:2-3.” The major emphasis in current biblical scholarship is upon the Bible’s human […]

2014 Theology Conference

Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutics, Divine Authorship, and the Christotelism Debate

Reformed Forum kicks off their 2014 Theology Conference with a live recording of Christ the Center. In this special episode, Lane G. Tipton speaks about the differences Christotelism and Christocentrism with regard to biblical hermeneutics. A debate has been raging for several years, and the panel seeks to clarify the issues and what is at stake. Links […]

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The Reformation: Now and Then

Camden Bucey and Jim Cassidy discuss the significance of the Reformation in its own time and its continuing relevance for today.

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Vos Group #10 – Between Noah and the Patriarchs, Part 1

Dr. Lane Tipton returns for Vos Group #10, to speak about the first two points of chapter six of Vos’ Biblical Theology (pp. 56-59). The first point of chapter six is The prophetic deliverances of Noah [Gen. 9:20-27], and The table of the nations. Roughly each month, Lane and Camden will work through the pages of Vos’ Biblical Theology. While Vos’ […]

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Calvinism Today

Christ the Center regular Dr. Jim Cassidy discusses the present state of Calvinism in evangelical Christianity. Following up on a previous Christ the Center and Reformed Forum blog post, Dr. Cassidy highlights some of his concerns for the contemporary Calvinistic movement. Links John Piper’s lecture from the 2014 WTS Gaffin lecture. Collin Hansen’s book, Young, Restless, […]

How God Became Jesus

How God Became Jesus

Drs. Michael J. Kruger and Charles E. Hill speak about a book to which Dr. Hill contributed, How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature, a response to Bart D. Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee. The thesis of Dr. Ehrman’s book is that […]

Vos, Biblical Theology (hardcover)

Vos Group #9 – The Noachian Revelation, Part 2

Dr. Lane Tipton joins us to speak about the rest of chapter 5 (pgs. 51-55) of Geerhardus Vos’s Biblical Theology, “The Noachian Revelation and the Development Leading Up to It.” In this portion, Vos explains the significance of the Noahic covenant in its common application to the blessed line of Seth and even to the cursed line […]

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Calvin’s Vision and Legacy for Missions

Drs. Michael Haykin and Jeffrey Robinson Sr. join us to speak about John Calvin and Calvinism’s legacy in missions. Their book To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy explores John Calvin’s theology concerning missions, the history of his involvement in foreign missions, and the influence of other Calvinistic missionaries of later […]

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The Origin of the Suffering Servant Idea

The Christ the Center panel discuss Edward J. Young’s “The Origin of the Suffering Servant Idea.” While Isaiah 53’s well-known figure bears similarities to the myths of “dying and rising gods” in other ancient near east cultures, none of those figures is quite like the suffering servant of that chapter, which is the Lord Jesus Christ. […]

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The Practice of Ecclesiology

Several contributors are on location in Green Lake, Wisconsin as we discuss the practice of ecclesiology. Although ecclesiology is one of the traditional loci of systematic theology, it is often under-studied and even under-appreciated. Even if we do study the subject thoroughly, we can fail to put biblical ecclesiology into practice as we ought. In this episode we discuss the […]