How Mere is Our Christianity?
Is there a core set of doctrinal beliefs required to be a Christian? How much theological agreement do we need to be fellow church members or partners in ministry? Anglican, Baptist, and Presbyterian panelists discuss the concentric circles of doctrine that undergird various levels of Christian unity.
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R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mohler is a theologian and an ordained minister, having served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches. He came to the presidency of Southern Seminary from service as editor of The Christian Index, the oldest of the state papers serving the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Mohler is a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church, The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down, We Cannot Be Silent, The Conviction to Lead, He is Not Silent, Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth, and Atheism Remix. He is also the general editor of the new Grace and Truth Study Bible. He is married to Mary, and they have two children, and are the proud grandparents of Benjamin, Henry, and Margaret.
Brian was born and mostly raised in Detroit. Though he was not born into a Christian family, he came to know the love of Christ in his late teens. Now, he claims the same testimony of Paul, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Gal. 2:20). In 2010 he married his wife, Sonia, and they have three beautiful children: Spurgeon, Sibbes and Noelle. After completing some pastoral training opportunities, they moved back to Philadelphia in 2014 to help plant Risen Christ Fellowship. Brian pastored there until the summer of 2021, and he now serves at Del Ray Baptist Church.
Ligon Duncan is Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary, and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, and reared in a Christian home, he did his studies at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (MDiv & MA); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (PhD). Ligon and his wife, Anne, have two children. Ligon has edited, written, and contributed to numerous books, most recently including: The Gospel As Center, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Preaching the Cross, Fear Not: Death and the Afterlife from a Christian Perspective, In My Place Condemned He Stood, and Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?.
Sam Allberry is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, a global speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and a pastor based in Maidenhead, UK. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay? (Good Book, 2013), James For You, and, most recently, Why Bother with Church? He is a founding editor of Living Out, a ministry for those struggling with same-sex attraction.