Why must we not just think of God in terms of what he does in history but also who he is in himself? What are negative consequences to limiting ourselves to the history of redemption rather than also drawing theological conclusions about who God is in eternity? What is the relationship between biblical and systematic theology? How should systematic theology influence our approach to the biblical text in preaching? What role should systematic theology play in the life of a seminary or seminary student?

In this episode of the Credo podcast Matthew Barrett talks with Carl Trueman about why biblical theology is not enough.

Carl Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He has written more than a dozen books, including Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History, Luther on the Christian Life, The Creedal Imperative, Grace Alone: Salvation as a Gift of God, John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man, and is currently co-editing with Bruce Gordon the Oxford Handbook of Calvin and Calvinism.