“Best of 2017” Episode 55: The Preacher and Sola Scriptura

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Matthew Barrett joins me in a discussion on the Preacher and Sola Scriptura. Dr. Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine, an evangelical publication making theology accessible to those in the church.

Guest(s): Matthew Barrett


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief discussion on Dr. Barrett’s new books God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture and Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary
  • A definition of Sola Scriptura
  • The role of Sola Scriptura in the Reformation
  • The relation of Sola Scriptura with the other Solas of the Reformation
  • How Sola Scriptura affected the world of the 16th century
  • The impact of Sola Scriptura replacing mass in the 16th century
  • How Sola Scriptura affected local congregations during worship
  • How should Sola Scriptura affect the 21st-century pastor as he approaches the pulpit
  • How Sola Scriptura holds pastors accountable
  • How Sola Scriptura gives the faithful pastor confidence


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