Tuesday, May 05, 2009

New Founders podcast: Wyman Richardson interviews James Leo GarretP

Dr. Wyman Richardson interviews Distinguished Professor of Theology Emeritus, Dr. James Leo Garrett, in the newest Founders Podcast. Dr. Garrett was my major professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the embodiment of a faithful, careful, humble Christian Scholar and was a great encouragement to me in my MDiv and especially PhD work. His most recent book, Baptist Theology: A Four-Century Study (Mercer University Press, 2009) provides an overview of Baptist theology by examining books, confessions and leaders across the last four centuries. Dr. Richardson interviews him about the book and other issues related to Baptist theology and practice. Listen to the podcast here.

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Founders Podcast: Part 2 of an interview with missionary to Muslims

The second part of my interview with an IMB missionary working with an unreached Muslim people group is now available. Part 1 as well as Part 2 are available at the Founders Podcast Center.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

New Founders Podcast available

Part 1 of a 2-part interview with an International Mission Board missionary who works in a Muslim country is now available. For 15 years "Calvin Walters" has worked in Indonesia. For the last 10 of those years he has lived among and focused on a people that has no church and very little Gospel witness. To listen, click here, or go to iTunes and search for Founders Ministries.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Founders Podcast, Tom Nettles, pt. 3

The the third and final installment of my interview with Dr. Tom Nettles of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In it he addresses the issue of what constitutes genuine baptism. He also discusses the examples of Benjamin Keach and Abraham Booth as well-known Baptists from earlier generations who were baptized in Arminian churches and later moved to Particular Baptist convictions.

Dr. Nettles also provides an outline for defining true Baptist identity and gives his assessment of the last 30 years of Southern Baptist life, including the conservative resurgence and the more recent debates over Calvinism.

The first two parts of this interview have been posted previously (part 1) (part 2).

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Founders Podcast, Tom Nettles, pt. 2

The new Founders podcast has been posted online. It's about 20 minutes long.

The second part of my interview with Tom Nettles delves further into the question of Baptist identity. I ask him about Landmarkism, and learned one very good thing that J.R. Graves and the Landmarkers did for the annual meetings of the SBC. Dr. Nettles also gives a very interesting--some might even call it ironic--geographical delineation of early Landmarkism within Southern Baptist life.

The identity crisis that provoked the Landmark movement and the outcome of it are incredibly relevant to modern SBC life. Anyone who is interested in the contemporary discussions about Baptist identity should listen to Dr. Nettles' insights. He, more than any other living Baptist scholar, has explored and written about Baptist identity in helpful, historical and theological ways. His 3 volume work, The Baptists, is unparalled in our day.

Toward this end of this part of the interview, Dr. Nettles gives a wonderful argument for Baptists to stay in Baptist churches rather than joining Presbyterian churches, even when the latter may have a much healthier ministry than the former.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Tom Nettles interviewed on Founders Podcast

A few weeks ago I interviewed Tom Nettles, professor of historical theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, for the Founders Podcast. The first part of that interview is available here. In it Dr. Nettles talks about how he became a seminary professor and the book, Baptists and the Bible, which he co-authored with the late Russ Bush just as the inerrancy controversy was beginning in the SBC. Part 1 is 13 minutes.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Founders Ministries Podcast

Founders has begun to podcast. Our goal is to average one Founders Podcast per week addressing topics related to recovering the Gospel and reforming local churches. The podcasts will feature interviews, lectures, sermons and discussions with pastors and church leaders who are praying and working toward this end to God’s glory.

In the first podcast Tim Brister interviews me on topics that include the 2008 National Founders Conference (held June 24 - 27 in Owasso, OK), church planting, church renewal, and Resolution #6 on Recovering Regenerate Church Membership and Church Discipline, that was passed this past June at the Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis.

You can access it at www.recoveringthegospel.net (click on "Go to Podcasts" on the Welcome page)

The Founders Ministries Podcast is also available on iTunes.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Founders Podcast

Tim Brister interviewed me in the first of what we hope will be many Founders Podcasts. You can read about it and download it over at his blog. We talked about the upcoming Founders Conference on church planting and church renewal next week in Owasso, Oklahoma (there is still time to register) and a little about last week's Southern Baptist Convention, particularly the issues surrounding Resolution #6 on recovering regenerate church membership and church discipline in our congregations.

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