Sound Doctrine: Essential to Faithful Pastoral Ministry (Session I)
Doctrine, theology, and systematic theology are under great suspicion within the church today. However, systematic theology is necessary, important and unavoidable. The pastor needs to teach that the truth is for joy and growth and doctrine is for delight and godliness. Systematic theology is unavoidable. The question is: where is your source?
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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?.