Reading John Owen: An Interview with Ryan McGraw

This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob had an opportunity to sit down with the Rev. Dr. Ryan M. McGraw to talk about John Owen and his major writings. Following this interview Rob and Bob take a few minutes to talk about their appreciation of Owen.

Dr. McGraw serves as Professor of Systematic Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, as well as a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He is the author of several books including The Foundation of Communion with God: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen.

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Hiram R. Diaz III

2 years ago

Why is it so hard for some to just state that Baxter was a heretic? He taught another Gospel and was, therefore, anathema, cf. Gal 1:8-9.

I enjoy your podcasts, brothers, but I had to stop listening to this one as your guest seemed to make Owen’s controversy with Baxter more of a matter of personality conflicts than a concern for the Gospel.


Rob McKenzie

2 years ago

Thanks for the comment Hiram. The subject was an introduction to Owen so we were not getting into those kinds of specifics. You are correct that Owen disagreed more because of Baxter’s theology and Ryan and I would agree with Owen. But I tried to keep us on the subject of Owen and his life and writings rather than specific disagreements. I will keep a follow up interview on that subject in mind.



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