Reimagining Apologetics: A Review Essay

W. Jackson Watts (This is the first of a two-part review essay. Part two will post next week) The proper way to do apologetics has preoccupied many theologians and philosophers. But anyone who talks to skeptical neighbors about Christ has some guiding assumptions about apologetic methodology, even if they’ve never considered it in those terms. Most of us have made …

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In Memoriam: Thomas L. Marberry (1949-2021)

Theological Commission Dr. Thomas Marberry, valued member of the Commission for Theological Integrity, went to be with the Lord this past Friday night after an illness. He was 71. Marberry had served on the Commission since 2018, yet he is best known for the many ministry hats he wore over the last 45+ years. Among those was Distinguished Professor of …

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Charles and Laura Thigpen: In Memoriam

W. Jackson Watts Many of our hearts were saddened to learn of the recent deaths of Dr. Charles A. Thigpen and his wife Sister Laura. They died just days apart, having reached their mid-90s. Their deaths came in fairly close proximity to Leroy Forlines. It’s sobering to watch the “builder generation” pass off the scene. It’s also humbling to consider …

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In Memoriam: F. Leroy Forlines (1926-2020)

Theological Commission By now many Free Will Baptists have been saddened by the news of the passing of F. Leroy Forlines, long-time theology professor, author, Commission chairman, and denominational leader. Of course, we think especially of his precious wife, sons, and grandchildren. Our prayers are with them all. In the coming weeks we anticipate offering several tributes to Bro. Forlines …

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Leroy Forlines and the Heidelberg Catechism on Sanctification

Matt Pinson Recently I was reading through the Heidelberg Catechism again. This catechism is still in use by Reformed denominations such as the Christian Reformed Church, but it is not a Calvinistic confession in its doctrine of salvation. Jacobus Arminius, the forerunner of Arminianism, loved and affirmed the Catechism. It was one of his favorite documents to give people to …

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