Dear Renew Network Subscribers,

Would you be interested in some really great Biblical teaching this week? We have two opportunities for you and one other upcoming event that is sure to offer you great encouragement! The first teaching is a webinar on Progressive Christianity coming up on Thursday night and the second is a link to the webinar from last week. Last week’s webinar was really good, it covered our theology of the Gospel and faith with New Testament scholar Matthew Bates.

First, Why is Progressive Christianity dangerous?

Alisa Childers wrote a very popular blog about one year ago on this topic. The title was “5 Signs Your Church Might be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity,” which we recommend to everyone as a precursor for our webinar -Click Here to read.

Then join us on Thursday, September 20th at 8PM Central Time. David Young (a baby boomer) and David Hunzicker (a millennial) will talk about this issue. Click Here to register

David Young completed his PhD in New Testament at Vanderbilt University; he has seen first hand the bankrupt nature of the Progressive and Liberal approach. David Hunzicker is a young minister who has found many of his peers being drawn into this approach and believes it should be a big concern for everyone. Sign up now - this is a webinar you do not want to miss. Click Here to register

Second, if you missed last week’s webinar with Matthew Bates, we urge you to watch the recordingClick Here to watch

So far, we have had several very good webinars, but this is one of the best. Here are four reasons we think you will find this to be an outstanding webinar:

  • If a theological conversation can be both pleasant and riveting at the same time, then this webinar achieved it. The church leaders we spoke with afterward loved it - from beginning to end. Several said they want to watch it again as soon as they can.
  • Bate's book, Salvation by Allegiance Alone is a hot topic today. Scholars like Scot McKnight are raving about it.
  • Bate’s argues for an understanding of the Gospel and of faith that is a good expression of Renew Network Theology.
  • Bates does a great job articulating the view of baptism that is being championed by Renew Network.

The encouraging thing about people like Matthew Bates and Shodankeh Johnson (more on him in weeks to come) partnering with Renew Network is that they are respected leaders who have no historic tie-in with the Restoration Movement (our theological history) but they see themselves as being in step with us and want to be a part of our network.

Check out our new landing page for the event in Nashville. It will be hard to find a more powerful line-up of 16 speakers and better topics than this one. Click here for more information.

For King Jesus,

Bobby Harrington and Jason Henderson