Publications

My books may all be purchased at my Author’s page at Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/author/ronniewrogers

The Vulgarization of Christ’s Church seeks to clarify and demonstrate the incalculable and injurious influence that progressive education has had and is having upon preaching, thinking Christianly, and the local church. Progressive education began at the turn of the twentieth century, replacing classical education with what is purportedly a science-based education, which necessarily results in scientism. This seismic shift in public education has not only affected what we learn but how we think. In order to enable the church to detect progressivism’s deleterious sway and protect herself by being equipped with the progressive revelation of God, and thereby counter the influence of progressive education of man, I seek to highlight some of the underlying intolerable essentials of progressive education. My major concern regarding progressive education is that the vast majority of Christians can be or are unknowingly facilitating the very philosophy of education and thinking in the church that will ultimately cause Christianity to be regarded as the scourge of modern society, which will immeasurably complicate the task of evangelism and discipleship.

In the companion book to this one, The Equipping Church: Somewhere Between Fundamentalism and Fluff, I explain the biblical model for the local church and how to build such a church.

Copies are available from the publisher at wipfandstock.com and the author, ronnie@trinitynorman.org.

Anyone Can Be Saved: A Defense of “Traditional” Southern Baptist Soteriology
I am a contributor to this volume: In 2012, “A Statement of The Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation” (TS) was published, circulated, and has now been signed by over eleven hundred past presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), state executive directors, seminary presidents, panyone-can-be-savedrofessors, pastors, ministry leaders, and lay people in the SBC. The term traditional signified an historical non-Calvinist Baptist theology within the SBC, and is used accordingly in the TS and this book.

Anyone Can Be Saved serves as an explanation and defense of each of the ten articles of the TS. It also includes a response to some criticisms of the TS along with an exploration of various models for handling sovereignty, determinism, and human freedom.

The book includes chapters on The Gospel, The Sinfulness of Man, The Atonement of Christ, The Grace of God, The Regeneration of the Sinner, Election to Salvation, The Sovereignty of God, The Free Will of Man, The Security of the Believer, and The Great Commission.

Each chapter is written by a Southern Baptist professor, pastor, or ministry leader. My contribution is commentary on Article Five, The Regeneration of the Sinner.

This book is essential for understanding the true biblical reasoning and support for the wording of the TS. The authors are not constrained by the typical Arminian and Calvinism juxtaposition, only the Scripture. While both Arminians and Calvinists will find agreement with some of the theology of the book, the authors are neither constrained by nor obligated to either. They are only obligated to the Scripture.

 

The Equipping ChurchTo the traditionalist, the present contemporary church model appears irreverently trendy and unacceptably shallow, more influenced by culture than influencing culture. To the ecclesiastically avant-garde—often known as the church growth movement, emergent, or simply contemporary—traditional methods and ideas seem to be out of touch, purposeless, and anachronistic.

In The Equipping Church, author and pastor Ronnie W. Rogers demonstrates that the New Testament church model—neither pragmatic fluff nor sterile traditionalism—is an equipping, engaging, and evangelistic church, which is primarily based upon Matthew 28:18-20 and Ephesians 4:11-16. Rogers believes the contemporary vs. traditional debate should be replaced by asking whether or not a church is substantively equipping believers to honor God with their lives and to advance the kingdom by engaging and evangelizing their world as prescribed by the New Testament.

Rogers sets forth the elements necessary to transition a church from stifling, dead traditionalism or the shallowness often associated with the contemporary model to an equipping church and speaks to those who desire to build New Testament churches that honor God first.

Copies are available from the author, ronnie@trinitynorman.org, as well as amazon.com and WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing.

 

Reflections of a Disenchanted CalvinistReflections of a Disenchanted Calvinist: The Disquieting Realities of Calvinism engages one of the classical strands of Protestant thought with the classical strength of Protestantism—shedding the light of the Scriptures on the questions of the faith. This book leads readers through the intricacies of Calvinist thought, touching on such topics as the sovereignty of God, predestination, unconditional election, the origin of evil, free will, and faith and works. The intent of this journey is to provide a critique of Calvinism and to present readers with a clear picture of the ramifications of subscribing to Calvinist doctrines. Chapters address particular theological topics by stating both affirmations rooted in the Scriptures and disaffirmations drawing their support from the Scriptures as well. The lines of thought do not shy away from complex theological questions, but instead rely upon the riches of theological reflection to assure the critiques of Calvinism are fair both to the doctrines and to the Scriptures. If you are a part of the Calvinist tradition and want to explore the nuances of your background, or if you locate yourself outside of that tradition but have deep curiosity about the questions the Calvinist tradition raises, then Reflections of a Disenchanted Calvinist: The  Disquieting Realities of Calvinism offers a rigorous guide to exploring the depths of the tradition and critique of the tenets of Calvinism.

Copies are available from the author, ronnie@trinitynorman.org, as well as amazon.com and WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing.

 

The Death of Man as Man: The Rise and Decline of Liberty is now available.  This book argues that science is incapable of establishing or sustaining the liberties spelled out in the Declaration of Independence and protected by the Constitution. Limiting religious knowledge to mere opinion, while concurrently limiting all publicly imposable knowledge to what is scientifically demonstrable, necessarily transmogrifies science into naturalism. Without a public belief in the existence of God, all talk of unalienable rights is quixotic and assures the continuation of the heretofore unabated evanescing of those rights.

“Ronnie W. Rogers has given us a viable alternative to the separation model…this book… should be in the hands of lawmakers at the town and county, state, and national levels.”
Dr. Larry E. Toothaker, Ph.D.
David Ross Boyd Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, University of Oklahoma

Copies are available from the author, ronnie@trinitynorman.org, as well as amazon.com and WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing.

 

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Undermining the Gospel, The Case and Guide for Church Discipline

This book argues for the essential role of church discipline in the life of the local church based on theological and historical considerations and provides a practical guide for practicing church discipline in the local church, which the author has done for over two decades.

“Pastor Ronnie Rogers’ superb volume on discipline…has provided the most detailed study that to my knowledge has been written in recent years.” –Dr. Paige Patterson, President of Southwestern Seminary.

This book was updated in 2015 and is available from the author, ronnie@trinitynorman.org, as well as amazon.com and WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing.

 

JBTM_11-2_Fall_2014Essays on the “Traditional Statement” Part I & II
Commentary on Article 5: The Regeneration of the Sinner
Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, Fall 2012 Vol. No. 2   and Spring 2013 Vol. 10 No 2
The Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry;
http://www.baptistcenter.net/journals_page.html accessed 2-12-15

 

 

Oxford LibraryA Presentation to the Oxford Round Table on Religion, Education, and the Role of Government – August 18, 2004

Precis – Government Policy Toward Teaching Religion in State Schools, 2004

Paper – Government Policy Toward Teaching Religion in State Schools, 2004

A Presentation to the Oxford Round Table on Religion, Education, Public Schools and Politics: Is There Common Ground? – August 2, 2007

Precis – The Decline of Religion in Public Education and The Decline of Public Education, 2007

Paper – The Decline of Religion in Public Education and The Decline of Public Education, 2007

The Round Table, 2010, 2013 “A Proposal for a Proportional Accommodation and Appreciation Model For Governing the Relationship of Church and State,” which served as the basis for the book, The Death of Man as Man: The Rise and Decline of Liberty.

 

The Clashing of the Swords of Christianity and IslamClashing of the Swords of Christianity and Islam

Since September 11, 2001, questions and commentary concerning Islam have been voluminous.  Unfortunately, much of the commentary is devoid of any historical or religious context, skewed by political correctness and beclouded by Muslim apologists, as well as being mischaracterized by cliché’s and naive statements like, “Islam is a peaceful religion”.

The Clashing of Swords sets the record straight concerning the religious and political nature, tactics, and aspirations of Islam as well as equips Christians to be able to communicate the truth to Muslims about Christianity and to the world about Islam in light of the Bible.

Email us at tbc@trinitynorman.org to purchase this audio sermon series. Available in mp3 or CD format.

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