#785 – Rethinking Church: A Conversation with Dr. John Whittaker
Preston sits down with his good friend and fellow Boise resident John Whittaker to talk about all things related to the church. Church structure, the role of the Sunday gathering, how preaching needs to change, the heightened need for discipleship, and why the LDS church might be on to something when it comes to Ecclesiology.
John Whittaker is a preacher, teacher and pastor. He holds theology and ministry degrees from Boise Bible College, Cincinnati Bible Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. John has been serving in ministry for 30 years. He has served as a Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Boise Bible College for 19 years. He has also helped plant a church in Kuna, Idaho, where he preached for 11 years, served for 4 years as one of the teaching and campus pastors at The Pursuit, taught classes for Eternity Bible College and preached in various places around the country and the world. He’s the founder of Bible in Life online discipleship ministry at johnwhittaker.net
When he’s not preaching or teaching, you can find him at a local coffee shop meeting with and encouraging other local ministers, hanging out at home with wife and partner in ministry, Louise, his closest friend for 30 years, or throwing the ball for his dogs.
He loves Mexican food, a quiet day in the woods, his family … but most of all John loves to help people see how God’s word speaks to their life and his greatest thrill in life is to see people come alive to the joy of walking with God honestly, humbly, and transformationally.
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Five Priorities of a Disciple Making Church johnwhittaker.net/five-priorities
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