Spirituality - Old and New: Testing the Spirits Then and Now

March 7th-9th, 2023

We are so pleased to announce our next Theology Matters Conference.

Registration is now open.

Latest Articles

Lord God and Lord Jesus – Part 1

This address was delivered on Oct. 6, 2021, at the second theology conference sponsored by Theology Matters at Providence Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Six Observations about Presbyterian Theological Education: The View from My Window

This address was delivered on Oct. 6, 2021, at the second theology conference sponsored by Theology Matters at Providence Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Why and How Theology Matters

Dr. Joseph Small - Theology Matters 2021 Conference

Struggling to “Live Not by Lies”

Earlier this summer, I met with a couple of my seminary classmates and their wives to tell boring stories of glory days. When we turned to the present situation, the transgender phenomenon came...

Overcoming the Juvenilization of American Christianity

In our last issue, we introduced Thomas Bergler’s book, 'The Juvenilization of American Christianity'. Here we introduce, 'From Here to Maturity: Overcoming the Juvenilization of American Christianity'. We do not do justice to...

The Significance of Ernst Lohmeyer for Christian Witness

A Chance Encounter I had never heard of Ernst Lohmeyer until I was in my late twenties. I came across his name in the same way I came across many names at the time,...

The Juvenilization of American Christianity

“Governed by elders,” Presbyterians are those who, by definition, place a premium on mature leadership. Yet maturity is not valued as highly among Christians in America today as it once was, either as...

Ministry During a Time of Great Change

Our lives will bear signs of the new COVID realities for some time. Since this is so for all, not least pastors, lay leaders, and church members, we are asking one another important...

The Holy Spirit and Presbyterians

The history of Presbyterianism is more but not less than a history of the interpretation of the work of the Holy Spirit. It is a history of actions and reactions, movements and countermovements...

Theological Mystery of Words

Once upon a time, when I was only fifteen years old, I boarded a weather-beaten old passenger liner and sailed out from the New York harbor. I was on my way, by a...

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My Body, Broken for Zoom?

The internet remains an individual and isolated experience even when we must attempt online worship.

John Calvin on Death and Grief

It is difficult for many of us to imagine John Calvin doing something so human and vulnerable as grieving. Nor is it any easier...

Jesus Christ is the Life – Part 1

Jesus offers us life, true life, life that endures, eternal life. And Jesus himself is nothing less than the life.

Jesus Christ is the Life – Part 1

Jesus offers us life, true life, life that endures, eternal life. And Jesus himself is nothing less than the life.

The Holy Spirit and Presbyterians

The history of Presbyterianism is more but not less than a history of the interpretation of the work of the Holy Spirit. It is...

Struggling to “Live Not by Lies”

Earlier this summer, I met with a couple of my seminary classmates and their wives to tell boring stories of glory days. When we...

Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Protestant Reformation

It is not the church as an institutional structure, but the “most holy gospel of the glory and grace of God, the true treasure of the church” which offers the free gift of forgiveness.

Lands of Promise and Conflict: The Middle East in Biblical Understanding

Anyone seeking to understand the Middle East cannot avoid this fact: it is the region where the events of the Bible took place. Jews...