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John P. Burgess

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Dr. John P. Burgess, Ph.D., is James Henry Snowden Professor of Systematic Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Jesus Christ is the Life – Part 2

Just how, as Christians, do we receive this 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.

Preparing for Baptisms And Supporting the Baptized

Opening prayer: Great God, we thank you for the gift of baptism, in which Jesus forgives us our sins yet lays your mighty claim...

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Calvin Meets Voltaire – An Interview with Jennifer Powell McNutt

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A Theology of the Ordinary

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life––your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life––and place it...

Is Theology Practical?

This address was delivered at Theology Matters’ first conference on Hilton Head Island, Feb. 19, 2020. I made an off-hand comment to Richard Burnett one...

On Reconciliation – Honoring the Work of Jesus Christ

Christ Jesus . . . has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility. Eph. 2:...

A Provocative Confession: Jesus as the Truth

The fact is confessing Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life has always been provocative. It’s always been contested. It’s...