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Articles for Introduction Theology Class

Please notice that I have indicated a must read article in each of the sections.  The other articles (mind candy) are to help you expand your mental real estate further in that area.

General Articles

You Cannot Serve Both God and Theology

Establishing a Doctrinal Taxonomy: A Hierarchy of Doctrinal Commitments

Representing Christ to a Postmodern World (Must Read)

Charismata and the Authority of Personal Experience

Orthodoxy, Theological Maturity, and the Development of Doctrine: From Theological DNA to Maturity

Building Your Theology Course

Gospel in 6 Minutes (Video)

Primer on Perspectivalism

Orthodoxy Test (Please take)

Taxonomy of Belief Test

Catoriztation of the Levels of Belief (Examples)


Theological Triage:

Video from Albert Mohler explaning Theologyical Triage

A Call for Theological Triage and Christian Maturity (Article) (Must Read)

Let’s Get Our Theological Priorities Straight



Levels of belief in the Pauline Epistles

A Very Brief Summary Outline of a fuller paper on Convictions, Persuasions, and Opinions Levels of belief in the Pauline Epistles: A Paradigm for Evangelical Unity (Must Read)

Levels of Belief in the Pauline Epistles – A Paradigm for Evangelical Unity Alan K. Scholes and Stephen M. Clinton (Must read as it is the fuller paper of the above outline)

Distinguishing Between Essentials and Non-Essentials

Would the Real Emerger Please Stand Up (Older article but gives a good illustration of  a possible belief spectrum)


The Different Disciplines of Biblical Theology & Systematic Theology (only read till you understand)

What is the Discipline of Biblical Theology? (Must Read)

What is the difference between Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology?

What is Biblical Theology?

Biblical versus Systematic Theology?

The Relationship between Systematic Theology  and Bibliccal Theology

Biblical and Systematic Confusion Yields Gospel Delusions

A Book Review of Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry

Model of integrated Theology

A Mark of a Healthy Church Member


Confessions and the roll of Confessions in our lives:

2000 Baptist Faith & Message (with links to an explanation on each article of faith)

Exposition of the 2000 Baptist faith and Message (Must Read)

“Who Packed Your Bags?”: Factors That Influence Our Preunderstandings

A Clash of Cultures: Evangelism in a Postmodern World (Part I)

Levels of Doctrine

An Emerging Understanding of Orthodox


Prolegomena -What you need to undestand before you do theology

Theology: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning (Must Read)

Prolegomena Definition

Hardening of the Categories: Why Theologians Have Opposed “New Knowledge”

The Nature, Method, and Cultural Contextualization of Christian Theology (Bruce Ware)

Is God less Glorious that He Ordained that Evil be?

Greg Koukl: The Intolerance of Tolerance


Defining Human Responsibility

God’s Sovereignty and Man’s Responsibility is not a Contradiction

How Does God Render Things Certain But Not Necessary (Must Read)


Understanding the Different Wills of God

Are There Two Wills in God? by Sam Storms (Must Read)

Does God have Two Wills by R.C. Sproul (Video) (Must Watch)

Are there two wills in God? by Matt Chandler (Audio)

Does God desire for All to Be Saved (Yes and No) by John Piper (Booklet)

Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives on Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace  Edited by Thomas R. Schreiner & Bruce Ware (professors of New Testament interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) (Book)

God’s job of election and my job of obedience

ON ABSOLUTE WILL AND PERMISSIVE WILL (Does God have two wills, or know what is happening?)

Why everybody believes that God has at least 2 wills.

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