Meet Your Commission Member: J. Matthew Pinson

I am the fifth president of Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee, an office I’ve served in for thirteen years. Originally from Pensacola, Florida, I attended Welch in the 1980s and went on to graduate from the University of West Florida with a B.A. in humanities and M.A. in history. I received my Master of Arts in Religion from Yale University, …

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Meet Your Commission Member: Kevin Hester

I am the chairman of the Department of Theological Studies at Welch College. I joined the faculty in 2003 and teach classes in church history, theology, philosophy, and New Testament. I hold a B. A. in Bible and Pastoral Training from Welch College (1993), an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary (1997, Historical Theology Emphasis), and the Ph.D. in Historical Theology …

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Meet Your Commission Member: Randy Corn

I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee with East Nashville FWB as my home church.  I graduated from Free Will Baptist Bible College (now Welch College) in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in 1982 with a Master of Divinity.  I also studied at Temple Baptist Theological Seminary and Covenant Theological Seminary, receiving the …

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Welch College to Host 2014 Theological Symposium

October 21, 2014 NASHVILLE, TN—The 2014 Theological Symposium will meet October 27-28 on the campus of Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee. The symposium begins at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 27, and will end at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28. The symposium will be a time for presentation of papers and lively discussion of important issues facing the church …

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A Problem in Calvinism’s Order of Salvation

by J. Matthew Pinson  In Calvinism, Regeneration comes before faith, whereas in Arminianism regeneration comes after faith. In other words, the “timing” of what Scripture describes as the “new birth” is decisive in the debate between Calvinism and Arminianism. In Calvinism, God gives His elect a new birth. This is the result of their effectual calling (sometimes called “irresistible grace”). …

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