Audio

To listen to over 180 lessons that Wayne Grudem has taught to an adult Bible class at Scottsdale Bible Church since 2005, go to http://christianessentialssbc.com/messages/  These lessons are in the following categories:

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: For audio recordings of Wayne Grudem’s lessons on all the chapters in his book Systematic Theology, which he taught at Scottsdale Bible Church, go to the link:  http://christianessentialssbc.com/messages/ and see lectures dated 2005-2009.

POLITICS AND THE BIBLE: For audio recordings of Wayne Grudem’s lessons on all the chapters in his book Politics According to the Bible, which he taught at Scottsdale Bible Church, go to the link: http://christianessentialssbc.com/messages/ and see lectures dated 2009-2011.

DVD VIDEO SET: To purchase a 20-part DVD series of videos of Wayne Grudem teaching on the 20 most important doctrinal topics of the Christian faith, see http://www.clearcutmedia.tv/  Each session consists of a 40 minute lecture followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers from a live audience in England representing many denominational backgrounds.

ETHICS -NEW SERIES: For audio recordings of Wayne Grudem’s new series of lessons on Christian ethics, which he is now teaching each Sunday at Scottsdale Bible Church, go to the link: http://christianessentialssbc.com/messages/ and  see lectures starting in November, 2011.  The most recent lesson will be posted each week after he teaches the class.

SERMONS and LECTURES: For audio recordings of various sermons and lectures by Wayne Grudem, go to the link: Sermons

PODCASTS: For a podcast on “A Solution to World Poverty from Economics and the Bible” (New Orleans, Oct. 2013), go to the link: New Orleans, Oct. 2013

For a podcast on “Are Only Some Words of Scripture Breathed Out By God? Why plenary inspiration favors ‘essentially literal’ Bible translation” (at the ETS Conference, Nov. 2004),  go to the link: ETS Conference- San Antonio, Texas

For a podcast on “The Meaning Of kephale (“Head”): An Evaluation Of New Evidence, Real And Alleged” (at the ETS Conference, Nov. 1997), go to the link: ETS Conference- Santa Clara, CA

For a podcast on “Does Our Culture Sometimes Reflect a ‘Better Ethic’ than the Bible? A critique of William Webb’s ‘redemptive movement’ hermeneutic” (at the ETS Conference, Nov. 2003), go to the link: ETS Conference- Atlanta, GA

For a podcast on “For What Doctrinal & Ethical Matters should Evangelical Organizations Draw New Boundaries” (at the ETS Conference, Nov. 2001), go to the link: ETS Conference- Colorado Springs, CO

For a podcast on “Politics and the Bible Parts 1 and 2″ (Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk Radio Program, July, 2012), go to the link: Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk Radio Program, CO

For a podcast on “Do We Act Like We Really Believe that the Bible Alone and the Bible in its Entirety is the Word OF GOD Written?” (President’s address at the ETS Conference, Nov, 1999), go to the link: ETS Conference- Danvers, MA

For the audio of a message on conversion presented at Trinity Bible Church at a Together for the Gospel conference in February 2013 go to the link: TGC Conference, Phoenix, AZ

Note about my talk on “conversion”: My faculty colleague Dr. Fred Chay at Phoenix Seminary has pointed out to me that both he and the Free Grace movement in general hold that saving faith must include trust in Christ as a person (not just facts about a person) and in the work of Christ on the cross. Therefore he did not think I was representing his view accurately when I said I was disagreeing with him in my point 2, “Saving faith requires trust in the person of Christ, and mere mental assent to facts about Christ without personal trust is not saving faith.”

 

In trying to reconstruct why I had said what I said in my Feb. 21 lecture, apparently I had misunderstood what Dr. Chay holds as a result of previous conversations about faith which involved three Latin terms that have been used in the history of theological discussion. In those conversations, he had affirmed that saving faith requires notitia (Latin for knowledge) and assensus (Latin for agreement) but not fiducia (Latin for trust). Therefore I said what I said about his view.

 

But in conversations subsequent to my Feb. 21 talk, he has told me that he objects to saying that fiducia is part of saving faith because some Reformed writers have said it includes not just personal trust but also a component of obedience (however, I do not hold that view). In previous conversations, I did not understand fiducia to mean anything more than trust (and I still don’t), and so when he said he did not want to include fiducia in saving faith, I thought that he did not think that faith included personal trust.

 

In his own words, here is how Dr. Chay explained his view in an email to me: He said he “believes that knowledge of the gospel (notitia) and agreement with the gospel (assensus) result in the reception of eternal life. When one agrees with the truth of the gospel (I am a sinner and Jesus is my Savior) he or she has accepted and received the gift of eternal life. The fact is notitia and the act is assensusFiducia understood as a further or distinct action or step is unnecessary since in the act of ‘belief in’ and ‘acceptance of the truth’ is the reception of eternal life.”

 

I am happy to be able to post this clarification, and to post Dr. Chay’s statement of his position in his own words.

– Wayne Grudem

Christian Ethics

Politics According to the Bible