Credo Podcast
Credo Podcast
Matthew Barrett
Welcome to the Credo Podcast where doctrine matters. Eavesdrop on conversations between Matthew Barrett and top theologians about the most pressing and important theological issues today.
Credo Alliance: Why We Believe in the Beatific Vision
Theological convictions abound in matters of eschatology. But rather than focusing on secondary and often popular matters such as the rapture or the millennium, this episode of the Credo Alliance introduces listeners to the pinnacle of the Christian life: the blessed hope of the beatific vision. The doctrine of the beatific vision is often brushed… Download Audio
Aug 9, 2023
Credo Alliance: Why We Believe in Eternal Generation
“Begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father.” With these words, the Nicene Creed sets the standard of Christian orthodoxy for pastors and church members. As Christians confess the creed today, they link arms with brothers and sisters throughout the ages in affirming their belief in the eternal generation of the Son. In… Download Audio
Jul 24, 2023
Why did Calvin think the Fathers were on his side? Matthew Barrett and Ronni Kurtz
In the final episode of this Credo mini-series, Ronni Kurtz asks Matthew Barrett about his investigation of John Calvin in his new book,  The Reformation as Renewal. They discuss Calvin’s juxtaposition of dead icons and living icons and his doctrine of participation. They also wrestle with misnomers over Calvin’s reformed understanding of the Lord’s Supper… Download Audio
Jul 5, 2023
What was the Reformation debate over the Lord’s Supper really about? Matthew Barrett and Samuel Bierig
In episode 4 of this mini-series, Samuel Bierig asks Matthew Barrett, author of newly released book  The Reformation as Renewal (Zondervan Academic), about the intense divisions over the Lord’s Supper during the Reformation and whether there is more than meets the eye. As Barrett moves below the surface he shows that at the root of the… Download Audio
Jun 6, 2023
Will the real Luther please stand up? Matthew Barrett and Samuel Bierig
In episode 3 of this mini-series, Samuel Bierig asks Matthew Barrett, author of the new book  The Reformation as Renewal, to introduce us to another side of Martin Luther, that side of Luther often forgotten. Though the oppositional narrative claims Luther radically severed himself from tradition, Barrett shows there’s more to Luther than meets the… Download Audio
May 24, 2023
Should we blame the Reformation for secularism? Matthew Barrett and Samuel G. Parkison
The Reformation has often been lamented, blamed for secularism, as if the Reformers cut the cord of participation in God by perpetuating the voluntarism and nominalism of their age. But in episode 2 of this mini-series, Sam Parkison asks Matthew Barrett, author of The Reformation as Renewal, to address the philosophical context of the Reformation.… Download Audio
May 2, 2023
Why were the Reformers born out of Scholastic soil? Matthew Barrett and Samuel G. Parkison
The Reformation has often been lamented, blamed for everything from secularism to schism. Meanwhile, others celebrate the Reformation either as a modern liberation or a biblicist break from tradition. But in this new mini-series of interviews, Samuel Parkison asks Matthew Barrett what the Reformers themselves thought since he is the author of the soon-to-release book, The… Download Audio
Apr 19, 2023
The Credo Alliance: Why We Believe in the Classical Method
In the second episode of The Credo Alliance, Credo Fellows Fred Sanders, J.V. Fesko, Scott Swain, and Matthew Barrett discuss the importance of theological method for classical theology. The method of modern theology will only take you so far with its allergy to reason and philosophy, but the classical approach reserves a judicious place for… Download Audio
Apr 3, 2023
The Credo Alliance: Why We Are Classical Theists
In this special episode, Credo launches a new series called The Credo Alliance, which brings together today’s best theologians to unite around classical Christianity, collaborating for the sake of renewal in the church today. In this first episode, Credo Fellows Fred Sanders, J.V. Fesko, Scott Swain and Matthew Barrett share their stories, explaining how they… Download Audio
Mar 20, 2023
Why did Platonism help Augustine read the Bible like a Christian? John Peter Kenney and Matthew Barrett
What did Augustine and Athanasius, Origen and the Cappadocians, Boethius and Aquinas all have in common? They all critically appropriated Platonism. Platonism was not a set of doctrines that proved convenient. Rather, Platonism was an epic, even revolutionary outlook on transcendent reality that defied a materialistic understanding of God and the world. For example, Platonism… Download Audio
Mar 6, 2023
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