Theology Preconference Live-Stream: The Doctrine of Salvation: Unity in Essentials, Dialogue in Differences

Greg Strand – January 27, 2015 Leave a comment

The theme of our Theology Preconference is “Soteriological Essentials and the ‘Significance of Silence’: Arminianism, Calvinism, Lutheranism and the EFCA.”

You can “join us” for our Preconference on Wednesday, January 28 from 1:00-5:30 PM CST. The event will be live-streamed on Users will see the event listed and will need to click on it. No passwords are necessary.

Tom McCall, Associate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, will address the Arminian/Wesleyan view. D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, will represent the Calvinist/Reformed (Baptist) view. David Luy, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, will speak to the Lutheran view. These three lectures will be followed by a panel discussion in which David Dockery, President, will join them. All of these men serve at TEDS, our EFCA school.

This is an opportunity not only to present the various views of the doctrine of salvation, but to model how this “unity in essentials and dialogue in differences” can/ought to be done by those who share ministry in the same place. We will, Lord willing, give an example of how we affirm in principle and live in practice this commitment.

You can also link to our Theology Conference Notebook that has notes for lectures and bibliographies of each of the Preconference speakers (pp. 7-27).

The Conference on The Doctrine of the Scriptures will follow, although TIU is not planning to live-stream it. We will make recordings available after the Conference. You can see the rest of the Notebook contains material related to it.

Greg Strand


Affectionately called “Walking Bible” by his youngest daughter, Greg Strand has a ministry history that goes back to 1982. Since that time, he has served in local church ministry in a variety of ministry capacities: youth pastor, associate pastor of adult ministries and senior pastor. He is currently the EFCA's Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing. Greg reads voraciously and never stops learning — a passion reflected in the overflowing bookshelves that spill from his library to multiple offices. And he could tell you about each of those books! His hunger for learning pales in contrast to his great love for God and for teaching the Word of God.

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