Book Suggestion: 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology

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Daniel Radke | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Apr 24 2018 10:22 AM

I would love to see Gregg Allison's unique resource 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology (Baker, 2018) available in Logos format.

Here is Allison describing his book in a recent interview:

"After a brief introduction in which I talk about doctrine to be believed, practiced, confessed and taught, I treat 50 essential doctrines, 50 core doctrines. And this is how each chapter is laid out – I start with a summary statement, one sentence, a definition of the doctrine. Then, I do main themes, some key affirmations that must be made with regard to this doctrine. Some five, six, or seven affirmations, bullet pointed. Then I do a list of key Scriptures that support the doctrine. It’s a list of passages so if someone is preaching or teaching through those passages, they can refer to the chapter and, if they want to go into more depth about the doctrine that is taught in those verses. Then there is a section on understanding the doctrine. I narrate the major themes; I describe what the themes are; and, I also provide biblical support, I discuss the biblical passages in support of each doctrine. And then I talk about major errors to avoid. So, heresy – you do not want to affirm these things, you don’t want to teach these matters. For example, if you’re talking about the Trinity or the Incarnation, these are major errors to avoid. I then move into enacting the doctrine. So, living the doctrine, both for us as individual Christians as well as how we live out these doctrines in our churches. And then, how to teach the doctrine. How to not only go through the biblical material, but, for example, on the doctrine of baptism, why don’t you go to a baptismal service, observe it, and then talk about it; similarly for the Lord’s supper; similarly for worship. Observe baptism, the Lord’s supper, worship, and then discuss the doctrine behind those matters. I also have a section, perennial questions and problematic issues, told from the point of view of someone who would be in the audience of your teaching. These would be questions they’re going to have, the problematic issues they’re going to raise. For example, ‘the doctrine of the Trinity is just impossible to understand.” Or, “why does God create a world in which there is evil?” So, to tip off the teachers, these are going to be the questions and issues that will inevitably be raised as you cover this doctrine. And then I give a teaching outline, five or six points, how to teach this doctrine and I provide resources for them to consult to go deeper into each of the doctrines. For example, I have references in the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, Grudem’s Systematic Theology, Erik Thoennes’s Life’s Big Questions. So, if they want to do more study, here’s seven different references that they can turn to. In addition to their denominational teachings and major monographs that they would consult, here’s some other basic sources."

This is such a helpful resource for pastors, Sunday School teachers, small group leaders, Christian school teachers, lay Christians, etc.

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2018 10:54 AM

Yes

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2018 10:55 AM

I would buy this.

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Leo Wee Fah | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2018 5:21 PM

Yes

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2018 5:30 PM

Given it’s on been published this year we’ll probably have to wait for it to be bundled up with a whole lot of other books and sit on prepub for 2 to 3 years after the bundle had been put together.

Agree though this should be in Logos.

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2018 6:50 PM

Disciple of Christ (doc):
Given it’s on been published this year we’ll probably have to wait for it to be bundled up with a whole lot of other books and sit on prepub for 2 to 3 years after the bundle had been put together.

I am becoming a bit more optimistic lately, as more books are going thru as onesies, rather than waiting at the refried bus stop for the transport that comes too late.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2018 7:32 PM

I hope your optimism translates to to reality Scoote. It would be good to see this in Logos this year. 

scooter:

Disciple of Christ (doc):
Given it’s on been published this year we’ll probably have to wait for it to be bundled up with a whole lot of other books and sit on prepub for 2 to 3 years after the bundle had been put together.

I am becoming a bit more optimistic lately, as more books are going thru as onesies, rather than waiting at the refried bus stop for the transport that comes too late.

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2018 7:56 PM

Disciple of Christ (doc):
I hope your optimism translates to to reality Scoote.

My optimism is only tiny, doc.  Its not enough air to inflate a tire.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2018 10:24 PM

As long as it’s as big as a mustard seed Scooter.

scooter:

Disciple of Christ (doc):
I hope your optimism translates to to reality Scoote.

My optimism is only tiny, doc.  Its not enough air to inflate a tire.

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Leo Wee Fah | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2018 10:41 PM

New book from Crossway (year 2018) already in prepub now! So there is still hope for Allison's book to come in Logos format soon...Confused

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 25 2018 2:29 AM

Let’s hope there’s a light in a dark place for Gregg Allison’s book also...

Leo Wee Fah:

New book from Crossway (year 2018) already in prepub now! So there is still hope for Allison's book to come in Logos format soon...Confused

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Daniel Radke | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 9 2018 12:04 AM

Gregg Allison's 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology is now available for pre-order in Logos format! Thanks Faithlife!

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 9 2018 1:54 AM

Thanks for telling, Daniel!

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Nord Zootman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 9 2018 6:07 AM

I bought this in paperback and am currently using it as the basis for a Sunday evening doctrinal study. Well worth acquiring!

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