Theology

Engage in hermeneutics, dogmatics, church history, and theology to deepen your understanding of the Triune God.

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).

Faculty Dialogues: Dispensationalism or Not

In this episode of Faculty Dialogues, Dr. David Rathel and Dr. Paul Wegner held a live discussion on their views on dispensationalism.

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.

Faculty Dialogues: Christology

In this episode of the Faculty Dialogues, Dr. David Rathel and Dr. Rick Durst have a candid and enlightening conversation on Christology.

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.

Faculty Dialogues: Providence, Prayer & Evil

In this episode, Gateway faculty from the department of theology discuss integral doctrines of providence, prayer and evil.

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.

Armenian Christianity in Iran

Dr. Hopkins gives an overview of the historical development of the Armenian Christian population in Iran throughout the years and explains the significance of their presence in the country.

Philip O. Hopkins
Associate Professor of Church History
Philip O. Hopkins is the associate professor of Church history at Gateway Seminary. He earned Ph.D. in applied theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a second Ph.D. in Iranian history from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). He is also a research fellow for the Institute of Iranian Studies at the University of St. Andrews, guest lecturer at Russian-Armenian University in Yerevan, Armenia, and part of the editorial board for Iran and the Caucasus (Brill).

Faculty Dialogues: Who is Christ? Engaging the Doctrine of Christ

Watch the full panel of Gateway faculty members from the department of theology discussing the doctrine of Christ.

Joshua Navarro
Student | Master of Theological Studies
Joshua is a Master of Theological Studies student and serves as part of the administrative staff at Gateway Seminary. He is currently working on his thesis in Pauline hermeneutics. His other research interests include Pauline studies and early Christianity.

Jonathan Edwards and the Natural World

In the recent Jonathan Edwards Center Lunch and Lecture event, Dr. Winslow explores themes from her recently published books: "A Great and Remarkable Analogy: Jonathan Edwards' Onto-Typology of Nature" and "A Trinitarian Theology of Nature".

Joshua Navarro
Student | Master of Theological Studies
Joshua is a Master of Theological Studies student and serves as part of the administrative staff at Gateway Seminary. He is currently working on his thesis in Pauline hermeneutics. His other research interests include Pauline studies and early Christianity.

The Joshua Effect

Naïvely we often think freedom is found through pursuing our own ends. Yet, the Bible declares that such freedom is actually a type of bondage. Freedom is only found through becoming a servant of God, as counter-intuitive as that may be.

Jesse Harris
PhD Student at Gateway
Jesse is a PhD candidate in Biblical Studies with a focus in Old Testament. His passion is serving and equipping the church both locally and abroad.

Jonathan Edwards and Slavery

In anticipation of the upcoming Jonathan Edwards Lunch and Lecture with Lisanne Winslow, Dr. Chun reflects on an online panel we hosted in November of 2020 covering the topic of Jonathan Edwards and Slavery.

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).

Original Sin: American, Political, Theological

The doctrine of original sin has entered the cultural lexicon in explanations of socio-political issues. Dr. Jenkins describes this phenomenon and provides critical reflection on the proper understanding of this crucial Christian doctrine.

Ryan Rindels
Pastor of FBC Sonoma
Pastor Ryan Rindels resides with his wife Janai in Sonoma. Ryan received his Master of Divinity in 2014 and recently completed his Ph.D. in Theology from Gateway Seminary.