‘Hearers and Doers,’ with Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer

Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer joins Matt and Alastair to discuss how we can connect hearing (and confessing) the Word and doing it.

In the Christian Life, there is often a disconnect between our hearing and confessing and our doing. In light of this perennial problem, Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer joins Matt, Alastair, and Derek to discuss his work, Hearers and Doers: A Pastor’s Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine, and share why we should never be content to let doctrine live in the abstract untethered from our hearts.

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Pictures at a Theological Exhibition: Scenes of the Church’s Worship, Witness and Wisdom by Kevin Vanhoozer

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Dr. Vanhoozer’s writing policy
How do we become “doers of the word”?
The imagination as the pivot point in living the Christian life
How doctrines help us to inhabit the Christian story
Theological interpretation as essential for stabilizing and balancing us in Christ
Which doctrines we need to “shape-up” on
The church’s struggle as Israel’s struggle
Where do you see the need for better pedagogy in the church?
Encouragement for the pastor theologian
Whose imagination matters in the church?
How can the church practice formation in its members?

Follow DerekAndrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Caleb Wait for keeping us organized. Special thanks to Tim Motte for sound editing. And thanks to The Joy Eternal for lending us their music, which everybody should download out of gratitude for their kindness.

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