Archives For Triperspectivalism

Even though Christianity is historically a Trinitarian faith, Christianity Today reports a new study from Southern Wesleyan University that finds the Trinity almost never comes up in the songs sung by American Christians. The study finds that churches mostly sing about Jesus, with only occasional references to the Father and few (if any) mentions of the Holy Spirit. The relationships within the Godhead only rarely make an appearance in the 30 most popular hymns or the 30 most popular worship songs. “In the music we sing, it seems like we’re not as Trinitarian as we think we are,” said Michael Tapper, professor of religion at Southern Wesleyan.



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John Frame and Steve Childers record “3-D Discussions” for Applied Theology Project courses and books.

Professors John Frame and Steve Childers combine their almost 90 years of experience (Frame 49 Systematic Theology, Childers 22 Practical Theology and 15 in planting/pastoring) to help you apply theology to life and ministry. Learn how theology is the application of Scripture to all areas of life.

This series of courses and books are designed to help you understand all the major doctrines of the Christian faith and learn how to apply them to your life and ministry in practical ways.

Applied Theology is a very intentional, missional, practical approach to all the traditional loci of systematic theology. As such, it engages everything we are. It is not only an intellectual accumulation of information, but engages our head, heart, and hands as we receive the Kingdom and pass it on to others. . .This is our vision: providing high quality, accessible, affordable theology—especially to underserved church leaders worldwide, that is also intentionally biblical, trinitarian, covenantal, historic-redemptive, relational- restorative, personal-salvation, and gospel-kingdom focused. — Dr. John Frame, Preface to Applied Theology Series

The mission of the Applied Theology Project is to provide accessible, affordable, seminary-level courses to underserved church leaders in their language and adapted to their culture wherever they live and serve.


Applied Theology Project Series

Knowing the Triune God as Creator and Redeemer of All Things

APPLIED THEOLOGY: PROLEGOMENA
APPLIED THEOLOGY I: KNOWING GOD THE FATHER AS CREATOR
  • Course One: God’s Revelation in Creation
  • Course Two: God’s Revelation in Covenants
  • Course Three: God’s Revelation in Scripture
  • Course Four: God’s Revelation of Attributes
  • Course Five: God’s Nature as Triune Lord
  • Course Six: God’s Work as Creator and Sustainer
APPLIED THEOLOGY II: KNOWING THE FALL OF HUMANITY AND WORLD
  • Course One: Anthropology: Humanity, the Image of God
  • Course Two: Hamartiology: Sin, the Fall & Common Grace
  • Course Three: Hamartiology: The Consequences of the Fall
  • Course Four: Christology: The Person of Christ
  • Course Five: Christology: The Work of Christ
  • Course Six: Pneumatology: The Person & Work of the Spirit 
APPLIED THEOLOGY III: KNOWING GOD THE SON AS REDEEMER
  • Course One: Soteriology: Election, Calling, & Regeneration
  • Course Two: Soteriology: Conversion (Faith & Repentance)
  • Course Three: Soteriology: Justification & Adoption
  • Course Four: Soteriology: Sanctification & Assurance
  • Course Five: Soteriology: Perseverance & Glorification
  • Course Six: Ecclesiology: The Nature of the Church
APPLIED THEOLOGY IV: KNOWING GOD THE SPIRIT AS RESTORER
  • Course One: Ecclesiology: The Task of the Church
  • Course Two: Ecclesiology: The Means of Grace
  • Course Three: Ecclesiology: The Sacraments
  • Course Four: Eschatology: Heaven & Hell
  • Course Five: Eschatology: The Events of the Last Days
  • Course Six: Applied Theology: Christian Ethics






Chinese Government’s Harassment of Early Rain Covenant Church

Press Statement:

Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 15, 2018
We are deeply concerned by the Chinese government’s reported harassment of the Early Rain Covenant Church, in Chengdu, Sichuan Province after they planned to hold a memorial service on May 12, for the victims of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. The United States government joins the people of China in mourning the loss of tens of thousands of lives in the tragedy, and notes the value of memorializing their lives and calling for full accountability to prevent or mitigate future disasters. Regarding reports that Chinese authorities confiscated bibles, we call on China to uphold its international commitments to promote respect for religious freedom for all persons