How have preachers throughout the centuries called for their hearers to put their trust in the saving work of Jesus Christ? How can preachers today extend the offer of forgiveness and hope to our unbelieving congregants? In this conversation between Dr Ian Clary and Mike Neglia they learn from Basil of Caesarerea, Jonathan Whitefield and their own personal experiences of evangelism done well (and done poorly!) They also discuss baptism, the Lord’s Supper, altar calls, catechism and a bunch of other fun stuff!
Dr. Ian Clary is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Colorado Christian University, he is a native of Canada and lived for the past half of his life in Toronto, Ontario, where he served as a minister in a Baptist church there.
Dr. Clary’s doctoral work looked at issues dealing with the Christian interpretation of history with a particular focus on early-modern British evangelicalism. His master’s work looked at the reception history of patristics into the post-Reformation period with a focus on Christology. He is a fellow of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies; the Center for Baptist Renewal; the Center for Ancient Christian Studies; and is a board member with the Davenant Institute. Dr. Clary and his wife Vicky live in Lakewood with their four children, Jack, Molly, Kate, and Tom.
“Into Theology” Podcast: https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/into-theology/
The article that is referenced throughout the interview: https://www.academia.edu/28324065/Ancient_Evangelism_Lessons_on_Sharing_the_Faith_from_Basil_of_Caesarea
On the Holy Spirit: St. Basil the Great : https://svspress.com/on-the-holy-spirit-st-basil-the-great/
Hear Ian’s previous interview on the Expositors Collective podcast here: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2020/5/14/episode-107-learning-from-the-puritans
You can watch the video of this conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0puqApxOhoU
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