Solid Food Podcast: Ecclesiology, Angelology, Eschatology

The podcast episode can be found here.

Further resources can be found on these sites:

Solid Food Podcast: Man, Sin, and Salvation

The podcast on anthropology, hamartiology, and soteriology (man, sin, and salvation) can be found here.

Anthropology Resources:
Blog post on anthropology
Articles on anthropology from Monergism
The Nature of Man by Ligonier

Hamartiology –
Blog post on hamartiology
The Westminster Confession on Sin
The Fall of Humanity by Michael Horton

Soteriology –
Blog post on soteriology
The Holy Spirit’s Work in Salvation by A.W. Pink
God’s Part and Man’s Part
Justification by Faith Alone from Ligonier

Solid Food Podcast: Theology & Apologetics

The podcast is up here.

Theology Resources –

Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem (Disclaimer: I urge caution regarding some of Grudem’s theology, however, this book is a basic primer on theology and is easy to read and understand without getting too bogged down into controversial issues. As always please use discernment in what you read and watch)
Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris
Everyone’s a Theologian by R.C. Sproul
Crucial Questions series by R.C. Sproul (these are all free for Kindle on Amazon)
Exploring Christian Theology 
editors Michael Svigel and Nathan Holsteen (3 volumes)

Theology for Life
Theology Articles

Video or Audio:
Foundations: An Overview of Systematic Theology – dvd series by R.C. Sproul
Drive By Theology – Todd Friel and Steve Lawson

Apologetics Resources –

Tactics by Greg Koukl
Cold Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace
Contend: Defending the Faith in a Fallen World by Aaron Armstrong
Smooth Stones by Joe Coffey

Stand to Reason
CARM (Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry)

Boice: The Word of God

Most systematic theologies start with the doctrine of the Word of God or the Bible, as that is the foundation of all the doctrines. What we believe about the Word of God will determine what we believe about God.  2 Timothy 3:16 is usually used as a foundational verse for the doctrine of Scripture: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” (ESV). “…the Scriptures are the direct result of the breathing out of God.” and “…product of a specifically Divine operation.”

This of course leads to the authority of Scripture since it is from God. “For a proper perspective on Scripture and for a valid understanding of revelation there must be a constant interworking of these factors: an infallible and authoritative Word, the activity of the Holy Spirit in interpreting and applying that Word and a receptive human heart. No true knowledge of God takes place without these elements.” The Bible is our final authority. This is the doctrine of Sola Scriptura – Scripture alone.

The subject of the Bible is Jesus. “…the object of the Bible in each of its parts is to point to Jesus…” One of the themes is our sin and thus our need for rescue. “The truth of our sin and need is expounded in the Bible because the Bible is also able to point to Christ as the solution to the dilemma.” It also shows a God of love who redeems sinners.

“The power of the living Christ operating by means of the Holy Spirit through the written Word changes lives. This has been true throughout history. It is a powerful proof that the Bible is indeed the Word of God.” Boice has a whole chapter on the proof of the Scriptures. Some of the arguments for the truth of God’s Word include: “the claims of the Scriptures themselves”, “the testimony of Jesus”, “the doctrinal and ethical superiority of the Bible to all other books”, and “the power of the Bible to affect us as we read it.” Another reason given that arises out of arguments from a Puritan Thomas Watson is “the biblical writers would not have claimed divine origin for a book they knew to be purely their own.” There is also the unity of the Bible even in its vast diversity of 66 books. Its historical accuracy continues to be shown again and again. The fulfillment of prophecies and the preservation of the Bible down through the centuries are other proofs of the validity of the Bible.

Boice also spends some time dealing with the inerrancy of Scripture and modern criticism. Then he gives a brief overview on how to interpret the Bible.

The next section of Boice is on the attributes of God.