The Expositors Collective

The Preacher as Hitman and Midwife – Dr. Scott Keith

By October 13, 2020No Comments

Mike speaks with Scott about the role of the Law and Gospel in Christian preaching. Dr Keith believes that the Law should first kill any hope of self-righteousness before the gospel brings life, so in a sense, a preacher is both a hitman (killing) and a midwife (bringing life). They also speak about beautiful feet, procrastination, liturgy and the value of forgiveness.

Dr. Scott Keith is the Executive Director of 1517 and adjunct professor of Theology at Concordia University, Irvine. He earned his doctorate from Foundation House Oxford, under the sponsorship of the Graduate Theological Foundation, studying under Dr. James A. Nestingen. Dr. Keith’s research focused on the doctrine of good works in the writings of Philip Melanchthon.

He is a co-host of The Thinking Fellows podcast, contributor to 1517, Christ Hold Fast and The Jagged Word blogs, and author of Being Dad: Father as a Picture of God’s Grace, and Where Two or Three are Gathered. Dr. Keith resides in California with his wife, Joy, dividing his time between the mountains and the beach. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.

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