God Save the King!

The very faith that prompts the prayer, “God save the King,” is the faith that realizes that though an earthly throne may be empty, the heavenly one is always full; the Lord omnipotent reigns eternally.

Rodrick K. Durst
Chair, History/Theological Studies | Professor of Historical Theology
Dr. Rodrick Durst has served as Professor of Historical Theology and a variety of administration roles at Gateway Seminary since 1991. His current research includes a study of emerging church movements, ecclesiology for rapid cell and simple church multiplication, new paths for apologetics, single adults in the church, and faith and film.

Anger or Acceptance

Dr. Iorg offers three ways leaders can better respond to change.

Jeff Iorg
President
Dr. Jeff Iorg is the president of Gateway Seminary. Prior to his service at the Seminary, Dr. Iorg was the Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention for almost ten years. He was also the founding pastor of Greater Gresham Baptist Church in Gresham, Oregon, and has served as a pastor in Missouri and a staff pastor in Texas.

Being Young: A Biblical Theology of Youth – An Excerpt

Dr. Paul Kelly provides a biblically informed theology of youth that gives youth ministers and pastors a deeper understanding of the common experience and divine purpose of teenage years. You can find an excerpt of his new publication here.

Paul G. Kelly
Chair, Educational Leadership | Professor of Educational Leadership
Dr. Paul Kelly began his service at Gateway Seminary in Fall 2009 as the chair and professor of Educational Leadership. Prior to Gateway, Kelly served as vice president of ministry resources at Student Life Publishing, editor-in-chief of discipleship resources in Student Ministry Publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources, as well as a youth specialist in Discipleship at LifeWay.

Articles

Faculty Dialogues: Baptist Ecclesiology

In this episode, Dr. Chris Chun and Dr. David Rathel unpack their views on infant baptism, their experiences as Southern Baptists, common myths and misconceptions of Baptist life, and more.

David Rathel
Associate Professor of Christian Theology
Dr. Rathel is the associate professor of Chrisitian Theology at Gateway Seminary. Prior to Gateway, Dr. Rathel supplied pastoral care to churches in the United States and Scotland, served as an Adjunct Professor of Theology and Philosophy for the Baptist College of Florida, and provided teaching assistance for the University of St Andrews.
Ministry

Dawson Trotman: The Navigators and the Discipleship Movement – An Excerpt

Step back from the edge

D. James Kennedy Training the Laity in Personal Evangelism – An Excerpt

Henrietta Mears and Sunday School Evangelism – An Excerpt

An Outside Perspective

Laundry of Love

People’s material needs matter, and meeting them can be a bridge to the gospel. Joshua Ray writes about his church’s participation in sharing the love of Jesus through laundry.

Joshua Ray is co-director of music ministry at his church and associate government program analyst for the state of California. He earned a master of divinity from Gateway Seminary in 2017 and a BA in literature from CSULB in 2010.

Terminally Missional

“Living missionally” was something so clear throughout Dr. Reed’s years in ministry and education. However, a recent diagnosis of terminal cancer brings a new and different meaning.

J.T. served as the associate director of the doctor of ministry program and professor of leadership formation. As retired faculty, he continues to teach as senior professor of leadership formation. While pastoring he earned a M.Div., Th.M. and D.Min. from Gateway.

Followers of Jesus, Ohana in Practice

Ministry does not only entail meeting the needs of the church but one’s entire community. Stacey and Ikaika Higa tell their story about their ministry calling in Oahu and their mission to instill the value of ‘aloha ‘aina’.

Ikaika and Stacey Higa
Church Planters | Hamama Community Church
Ikaika was raised on Maui while his wife, Stacey grew up in Indiana. They met at Gateway Seminary when it was in San Francisco; and both shared a desire to tell others about Jesus in ways that speak to their hearts.

Spirituality of Jonathan Edwards | JEC at Gateway Seminary

Dr. Chris Chun hosted a digital symposium with Dr. Michael Haykin and Dr. Robert Caldwell to discuss Edwards’ spirituality, devotional life and theological impact in American Christianity.

Chris Chun
Professor of Church History | Director, Jonathan Edwards Center
Dr. Chris Chun is the professor of Church History and the director of Jonathan Edwards Center at Gateway Seminary. Chris’ doctoral research at St. Andrews University was focused on the eighteenth-century Edwardsean Baptists in Britain. He also has served as president of The Evangelical Theological Society (Far West Region).

Apologetics: Five Ways to Equip Yourself for Tough Questions

Many Christians face challenging criticisms about the validity of their faith and the existence of God. Dr. Adam Groza provides five tips on how to equip Christians for tough questions.

Adam P. Groza
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services | Associate Professor of Philosophy
Adam is a native Californian and has taught philosophy-related classes at a variety of institutions including California Baptist University, Tarleton State University, Scarborough College, and Korea Baptist Theological Seminary. Adam joined the Gateway family in June 2010 after serving on faculty and as director of admissions at Southwestern.

Podcasts

Study Isaiah
September 26, 2022

Woes on Israel – Isaiah 5 & 10-12

This week on Study Isaiah, Dr. Paul Wegner and host Tyler Sanders jump from the beginning to the end of a major palistrophe to talk about the Song of the Vineyard, the Song of Thanksgiving and the woe oracles.
Lead On Podcast
September 25, 2022

Effective Listening for Ministry Leaders

Dr. Iorg explains how leaders can be more effective by learning how to be better listeners. Listening is a skill and like all skills it can be improved.
Study Isaiah
September 19, 2022

Future Peace in Israel – Isaiah 2-4

Dr. Wegner and host Tyler Sanders discuss Isaiah 2-4, in which the people of Israel rebel and God continues to call them to obedience.