Podcast Interviews on Reformed Baptist Seminaries of America [AUDIO | RBS, CBTS, & IRBS]

With the release of our latest podcast interview we now have an interview with each of the three Reformed Baptist [1689] seminaries in America.

These are helpful if you are looking into these particular seminaries but also give you a lot of wisdom regarding seminary life and continuing education.

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You can find them all tagged under Reformed Baptist Seminaries in America or below:

PodcastPromo012Interview #12 – Reformed Baptist Seminary – Bob Gonzales (1 of 2) + More [mp3]:

PodcastPromo13Interview #13 – Reformed Baptist Seminary – Bob Gonzales (2 of 2) + More [mp3]:

MCTS is now Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary!Interview #53 – Sam Waldron – Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary (formerly Midwest Center for Theological Studies) [Audio Podcast] [mp3]:

ARBCA IRBS BannerInterview #85 – Seminary Life at The Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies (at Westminster Seminary California in Escondido, CA) – Dabney Olguin & Nathan White [Audio Podcast] [mp3]:

‘Soul Care in the Ministry’ [Video] ep. 1 of CBTS’s new webcast ‘Pastoral Perspectives’ feat. Waldron, John Miller, Mike Waters + more

Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary prevHere is the video from the event CBTS’s new webcasts we told you about last month:

Pastoral Perspectives will be an online video discussion focusing on practical ministry issues and insights for the edification and encouragement of church leaders and fellow believers.

 

For our inaugural episode, the topic of discussion will be “Soul Care in the Ministry.” How should we take care of our own souls while leading and shepherding God’s people? What dangers should we beware of? How can one who is looking at going into the ministry prepare for the challenges he will face in his own soul care? 

Questions like these will be tackled by the following panelists:

Pastoral Perspectives Webcast

 

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1 hour 20 minute video:

[source: Practical Shepherding]

Midwest Center for Theological Study has a new name… Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary

When we interviewed Pastor and Dr. Sam Waldron, who is the Academic Dean of Midwest Center for Theological Studies (MCTS),  on episode 53 of our interview podcast he let us know that MCTS was going to get a new name. Well, the name was revealed last week:

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Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary

You can already see the new name at the bottom of their old website, and their newest webcast also revealed the new URL:

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Aug. 13, 2014 update:

Here is the formal announcement:

MCTS is now Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary!

July 31, 2014 MCTS’s new & free webcast “Pastoral Perspectives” feat. Waldron, John Miller, Mike Waters + more [Events]

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From today’s [July 14, 2014] Midwest Center for Theological Studies newsletter:

We are excited to announce our new webcast: Pastoral Perspectives!

 

Pastoral Perspectives will be an online video discussion focusing on practical ministry issues and insights for the edification and encouragement of church leaders and fellow believers.

 

For our inaugural episode, the topic of discussion will be “Soul Care in the Ministry.” How should we take care of our own souls while leading and shepherding God’s people? What dangers should we beware of? How can one who is looking at going into the ministry prepare for the challenges he will face in his own soul care? Questions like these will be tackled by the following panelists:

 

Pastoral Perspectives Webcast

 

With this in mind, please plan to watch our first Pastoral Perspectives webcast taking place on Thursday, July 31 starting at 7:30PM CDT. It is free upon registration through this link.

Can We Condemn Islamic Jihad When the Bible Condones “Holy War”? Bob Gonzales Answers [Video]

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Dr. Bob Gonzales

Dr. Bob Gonzales:

In light of September 11th 2001, Christians have been quick to contrast the violent tactics of Islamic Jihad with the gentler tendencies of Christian evangelism. For example, in an article entitled, “Christian or Muslim: What’s the difference?” Lutheran scholar Alvin Schmidt has argued, “Jihad is totally contrary to what Christ taught when he told Peter to put away his sword, or when he told individuals to turn the other cheek. Unlike Muslims, Christians have no command to advance their religion by killing unbelievers. Quite the opposite.”1 The problem with Dr. Schmidt’s article is the same problem that characterizes the arguments of many Christian apologists.

 

It’s not what they say. It’s what they often fail to say. They are quick to point out many NT passages that portray the gentleness of Christian evangelism. But they rarely ever acknowledge several Old Testament passages in which God commands the Israelites to use violence against entire populations of people in an effort to get control of the land of Canaan. Allow me to cite just a few examples…

 

Deut 7:1-2; 20:16-17; 1 Sam 15:1-3. Other important passages include Exodus 23:32-33, Exodus 34:12-16, and Numbers 31:7-18. In light of such biblical injunctions, how may we contrast the biblical religion with Islam?  Even if we limit the divine injunctions to an earlier stage of redemptive history, we must still justify their presence in an inspired Bible, which is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16). How can the Christian theologically and ethically justify God’s command to exterminate the Canaanites? And can we distinguish the “Holy Wars” of the Old Testament from Islamic Jihad?

Read the rest or watch the 57 minute video taken from MCTS “Old Testament Introduction”:

[HT: Reformed Baptist Blog]

Define Puritanism; Were the 17th-century Particular Baptists “missional”? + More [2-part video w/ James Renihan & Barcellos]

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In this two-part-series, Richard Barcellos interviews Dr. Jim Renihan on various issues.

 

Here are some of the issues pursued:

 

Part I

  • How would you define Puritanism?
  • What was life like in seventeenth-century England and how might that have affected believers in terms of evangelism, church-planting, and world missions?
  • How did the Puritans utilize the Church Fathers?

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Part II

  • Were the seventeenth-century Particular Baptists “missional”?

Video #2:

In the first video they talk about the lecture on life in the 17th century. You can see that entire class from the IRBS sample video from their “Puritanism in Context” course:

Interview #53 – Sam Waldron – Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary (formerly Midwest Center for Theological Studies) [Audio Podcast]

NOTE: As of August 2014 Midwest Center for Theological Studies (MCTS) was renamed to Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary (CBTS):


 

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Dr. Sam Waldron

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“Informed Scholarship with Pastoral Heart”

On episode 53 of our interview podcast we interview Pastor and Dr. Sam Waldron who is the Academic Dean of Midwest Center for Theological Studies (MCTS) in Owensboro, KY. We learned all about him on interview 14 of our podcast so we just jump straight into learning all about MCTS and what they have to offer:

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Waldron’s “Man as Priest of His Home” 10-part series $20 [MCTS] + sample video

mcts header From today’s [April 21, 2014] Midwest Center for Theological Studies newsletter:

Would you like to have a biblical understanding of a man’s ministry to his family?

 

In this new ten session study series, Dr. Sam Waldron paints a biblical portrait of a man’s calling to be a priest in his home.

 

You can gain online access to the videos of this series along with study questions for personal or group use (such as Sunday School or other small groups) for only $20

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Here is a sample from the class [26 min. video]:

“How to Defend the Faith” from James White’s “Polemics” Classes [Video]

Over at his blog It Is Written, Bob Gonzales writes:

In the winter of 2011, Reformed Baptist Seminaryjoined with the Midwest Center for Theological Studies and the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies to co-sponsor a theological module on Polemics. Dr James White, a Reformed Baptist pastor, author, and debater, served as our featured lecturer. In seventeen lectures he addresses and critiques the views of Islam, Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, and the New Atheism. I’ve featured the first two lectures below in which Dr White expounds 1 Peter 3:15 and explains how Christians are to defend the faith from a posture of faith in God’s word and commitment to Christ as Lord.

 

Note: if you’re interested in auditing all the lectures of this course or taking it for credit, click on one of the three seminary links above and inquire.

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Lecture 2:

A Reformed Baptist Systematic Theology – 38 Video Lectures From Sam Waldron

No, I am not talking about a Reformed Baptist Systematic Theology book (though I can’t wait for one), but I am talking about 38 lectures that Sam Waldron gave for the Systematic Theology: A Biblical and Confessional Overview class at Midwest Center for Theological Studies.

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These lectures were all live-streamed and recorded from Sep. 11, 2012  —  Dec. 18, 2012, and can be viewed for free here (note that there are a couple missing due to technical difficulties).

 

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Midwest Center for Theological Studies (MCTS) exists to provide ministerial training in the context of a confessional, local church by instructing the mind and cultivating the godliness of each student through careful informed scholarship and focused pastoral mentoring.