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Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr., the President and founder of Third Millennium Ministries, is adjunct professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary and a visiting professor at Covenant Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister, and travels extensively to evangelize and teach. Richard received his B.A. from Roanoke College, studied at Westminster Theological Seminary and received his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. He earned his Th.D. in Old Testament Studies from Harvard University. Richard is the general editor of the NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible and a translator for the New Living Translation. He has also authored numerous articles and books, including: Pray with Your Eyes Open, Every Thought Captive, Designed for Dignity, He Gave Us Stories, Commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles and Commentary on 1 & 2 Corinthians.

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  • Exploring Christian Theology by: Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
    A companion video to lesson 2 of the same series that asks the following questions:
    • What is tradition?
    • Which traditions are good?
    • Why is theology a form of tradition?
    • How can we distinguish what the Bible teaches from what we believe it teaches?
    • Should churches try to balance orthodoxy, orthopraxis and orthopathos?
    • Should orthodoxy, orthopraxis and orthopathos all be emphasized in the local church?
    • What's wrong with theology being bound by tradition?
    • Should we avoid rationalism?
    • Why do we need to be aware of ourselves if the goal of theology is objective truth?
    • Are these lessons designed to convert students to a particular tradition?
    • Is it possible for different denominations to benefit from each other?
    • What are the five solas of the Reformation?
    • How do creeds and confessions relate to the solas?
    • Do the solas of the Reformation ignore the Father and the Holy Spirit?
    • If justification is by faith alone, why does the Bible emphasize good works?
    • If everything should be done for God's glory, where does our glorification fit?
    • How can the Old and New Testaments be unified when they look so different?
    • Is the New Testament more relevant to us than the Old Testament?
    • Does the Bible emphasize God's transcendence over his immanence?
    • Does the modern church need to hear more about God's transcendence or his immanence?
    • How much of the world's culture should the church try to transform?
    • Why does the modern church have a hard time trying to transform culture?
    • Is Christian theology defined as what Christians believe?
    • Is there a core set of beliefs that all Christians can affirm?
    • How much theological diversity is acceptable?
    • Why are some religions closer to Christianity than others are?
    • Do believers sometimes suppress the truth that God has revealed?

    Lesson 2 of the course: Building Your Theology
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    Manuscript: Word
    Topic: Introduction to Theological Studies
  • Diachronic Developments in the Old Testament by: Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
    A companion video to lesson 3 of the same series that asks the following questions:
    • What is the difference between "diachronic" and "synchronic"?
    • Do we start with synchronic or diachronic analysis?
    • Does synchronic or diachronic analysis have priority over the other?
    • Did biblical authors ever use synchronic and diachronic approaches at the same time?
    • Why does the theology of the Bible change?
    • How do we reconcile God s sovereignty with theological development in the Bible?
    • Do theological developments ever occur simply because God changes his mind?
    • Do all biblical theologians divide the Bible according to covenants?
    • Besides matching epochs to covenants, how else do biblical theologians divide the Bible?
    • Why did God establish so many covenants?
    • What does the multiplicity of covenants teach us about God's character?
    • Are there both conditional and unconditional covenants?
    • Are some covenants more conditional than others?
    • Is the new covenant conditional?
    • How do we fulfill our covenant obligations under the new covenant?
    • What is the difference between epochal and topical development?
    • What are the dangers of a topical approach to Scripture?
    • What is the proper way to use typology in studies of Scripture?
    • Is it always necessary to look for types of Christ when we study the Old Testament?
    • Is a type a figure of speech?
    • What are the elements of a type?
    • How do types depend on and reflect theological development?

    Lesson 3 of the course: Building Biblical Theology
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    Manuscript: Word
    Topics: Introduction to Theological Studies, Biblical Theology
  • What is Biblical Theology? by: Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
    A companion video to lesson 1 of the same series that asks the following questions:
    • What is the difference between systematic theology and biblical theology?
    • Which is more important: systematic theology or biblical theology?
    • Do systematic theology and biblical theology inform each other?
    • Does biblical theology reflect the content and priorities of the Bible?
    • Why do biblical theologians focus on extraordinary acts of God?
    • How might biblical theology make use of an ordinary act of God?
    • Do Christians always reformulate theology in response to culture?
    • Is it dangerous to reformulate theology in response to culture?
    • What is the difference between critical and evangelical biblical theology?
    • Why do critical biblical theologians value Heilsgeschichte or redemptive history?
    • Why is it important to realize that the Bible records actual history?
    • How can we prove that the Bible records true history?
    • How did Hodge's view of evangelical biblical theology differ from Warfield's view?
    • What was Vos' view of evangelical biblical theology?
    • If we focus entirely on Jesus and redemptive history, what might we miss?
    • Why are both act and word revelation important?
    • How is act revelation "radial" and "ambiguous"?
    • How do epochal shifts correspond to periods of increased revelation?
    • Doesn't God constantly provide revelation?
    • How should shifts in revelation influence modern application?
    • How is the history of revelation "organic"?

    Lesson 1 of the course: Building Biblical Theology
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    Manuscript: Word
    Topics: Introduction to Theological Studies, Biblical Theology

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