Gerry Breshears has been professor of theology at Western Seminary since 1980. He served three years with WorldVenture in the Philippines, teaching mathematics at Faith Academy and helping start Calvary Baptist Church. He now teaches overseas about one month per year. In addition to teaching and lecturing at a number of colleges and seminaries around the world, he speaks in many churches.
He is a helper to many. He is co-author of Vintage Jesus, Death by Love, Vintage Church, and Doctrine with Mark Driscoll in the Re:Lit series from Crossway.
Gerry and his wife, Sherry, have two sons, Donn and David, and a daughter, Cyndee, and three wonderful grandgirls. He is an elder and a member of the preaching team at Grace Community Church of Gresham, Oregon.
See Gerry elsewhere:
• Twitter Account
• Check out Gerry’s books on our Recommended Reading page.
A Response to Rob Bell’s Book “Love Wins”
“I would love it if love could win” says Dr. Gerry Breshears, professor of Theology at Western Theological Seminary and co-author with Mark Driscoll of several popular books on doctrine and the church, but scripture says that “those who resist and rebel will be apart from God.” In Isaiah 1, God, speaking through the prophet, challenges Israel: “Love calls, love comes, love dies, love prepares a way,” Dr. Breshears says, but if we resist and rebel against that love, we will be separated from God.
Are other religions doing more justice work than Christianity?
Are other religions outpacing Christianity in the arena of social justice? They certainly didn’t during the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, explains Dr. Gerry Breshears, Professor of Theology at Western Theological Seminary and Co-author with Mark Driscoll of several popular books on doctrine and the church. We should be careful never to understate the work of other religions (and non-religious) people, but Christianity is definitely one of, if not the most justice-oriented religions in the world.
Is James 5:15 a lie? People aren’t always healed when we pray for them…
“If we read only this one passage, we would come to the conclusion that scripture is false,” says Dr. Gerry Breshears, Author and Professor of Theology at Western Seminary. “I’ve prayed for healing of people – and I’m an elder in my own church – and they have died.” James fits in the category of ‘wisdom literature,’ much like Proverbs. Wisdom books are not collections of promises, but rather are a statement about the best way to live and what to expect generally if you live that way.
More Gerry Breshears Videos
Church History & Philosophy
History of Charismatic Gifts 1
History of Charismatic Gifts 2
How did the “standard” 45 min sermon become the norm?
On Developing an Informed Christianity
Should Protestants be excited about Pope Francis?
Who is the church giving to in Acts 2 and 4?
Community & Relationships
How are we supposed to “forgive and forget”?
How can I forgive someone who isn’t around anymore?
Is a home church a real church?
Is there a “right” way to do church?
On the Professionalization of Mourning
Should I encourage someone to get over their grief?
What does scripture say about how we should forgive?
What do you do with an abuser when he is forgiven and still present?
What kind of forgiveness leads to a complete reconciliation?
What would you say to a newly engaged couple?
Why are Christians so bad at grieving and mourning?
Why do many people say that Christians should always forgive?
Justice & Ethics
How can the church partner with the secular world in doing justice?
How do evangelicals and mainline churches collaborate to work for justice?
If we pursue social justice, are we compromising the gospel?
Is the gospel more than ‘just’ receiving Christ?
Is just doing good enough, or should I always evangelize?
Is social justice enough?
Should Christians be involved in inter-faith and non-faith justice work?
Should corporations be profiting from ‘doing good’?
Theology, Doctrine & The Bible
Are the Psalms really God’s Word or just David’s prayers?
Books on Christian Doctrine
Can people who have never heard of Jesus be saved?
Did Jesus die to save me or to obey the Father?
Does God see grief as a lack of faith?
Does sin accumulate over time?
Does truth win or love win?
God of Calamity (Isaiah 45:7)
How did civilization develop so quickly after Adam and Eve?
How do we approach Old Testament law, specifically the stoning of disobedient children?
How does free will work if God exists outside of time?
Interpreting Romans 9
Is fasting an attempt to manipulate God?
In the Gospel of Mark, why does Jesus tell people not to reveal His identity?
On the Deity of Christ
On the Picture of Abraham and Isaac
On the Rapture
On Old Testament Symbolism
Receiving the Holy Spirit (Acts 8)
Salvation by works or salvation by faith?
What does ‘sovereign’ mean?
What is the war in heaven?
What Is Worship?
Who is the devil?
Why does God seem to command genocide and condone slavery?
Why doesn’t God destroy people instead of punishing them eternally?
Why did Jesus say “not my will, but yours be done”?
Wrongdoers vs. Evildoers
Watch Them All: