This is a Q&A Session with Dr Rev Carl Trueman and Philip Hanson at Howick Baptist Church on 4 July 2014, during the 2015 Stand for the Gospel North Island Conference.
1. How did you come to know the Lord?
2. How should churches, pastors and seminaries prepare men and women for the increasing need for bivocational ministry?
3. How does your church intersect with the community in which you live?
4. How do you make a distinction between outreach and evangelism?
5. What are the benefits of studying church history?
6. What are your favourite books for studying church history?
7. How would you define the word Reformed? Do you equate Reformed with Calvinistic soteriology, or would you be more narrow in your definition?
8. How would you define the term Calvinism?
9. Can you elaborate on what "hyper-grace" is, and what it means?
10. How does excommunication work? How would you explain 1 Cor 5:5?
11. Does the Western church practice church discipline correctly today?
12. How important is it for Christians to know and meditate on various Protestant creeds and confessions? They are pretty old, so are they relevant today?
13. Should Christian laypeople be encouraged to interpret the Bible for themselves if they're not equipped with hermeneutical and theological training? To what extent should ordinary Christians rely on books and commentaries?
14. What commentaries would you recommend for Judges and Kings?
15. Have you had any bad remarks about your preaching?
16. What is the central message and theology behind preaching?
17. Is it legitimate for preachers to "find Christ" in an Old Testament passage (such as Judges 1)?
18. When preaching the same text, how do you guard against complacency or familiarity?
19. What is the most basic proposition for baptising infants? What is the most basic proposition why Baptists don't?
20. What books have most significantly changed your life (other than the Bible)?
21. "The Church in many countries is going to know what it means to be in exile." - what do you mean by that?
22. "The Church is the most dangerous place in the world" - what do you mean by that?
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