Gregg Allison on the Doctrine of the Church

The Church is Jesus's bride — a fascinating subject of study, and angle from which to learn more about our glorious Groom. She is also "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession" (1 Peter 2:9), "the household of God," and "a pillar and buttress" of his gospel (1 Timothy 3:15).

In this new episode of Theology Refresh (recorded at the Evangelical Theological Society meetings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Gregg Allison provides a substantive summary about this vital doctrine.

Allison is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theology Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and an elder at Sojourn Community Church. He is author of a new and significant book on this topic, Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church (Crossway, 2012). Allison is a top-notch scholar, but has written this book on the church for local-church leaders and pastors, and especially church planters.

Stream or download this 17-minute podcast.

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David Mathis (@davidcmathis) is executive editor at desiringGod.org and an elder at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis. He has edited several books, including Thinking. Loving. Doing., Finish the Mission, and Acting the Miracle, and is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.