Get to know Dr. Erik Thoennes

Paseo del Rey will soon be welcoming Dr. Erik Thoennes and his family to our church for the weekend!  Dr. Thoennes will be teaching us from God's Word three times over two days:

Saturday, August 25th - Day of the Manly Man - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 25th - Pursuing a Passion for Christ (Part 1) - 9:00 & 10:35 a.m.

Sunday, August 25th - Pursuing a Passion for Christ (part 2) - 6:00 p.m.

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Erik Thoennes and his family: wife Donna and Caroline (13), Paige (10), and Sam (7)


Click these links to learn more about Dr. Thoennes:

Thoennes Biography on Grace Evangelical Free Church website

Faculty Profile on the Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) website


When asked, "What's the message of the Bible in one sentence," Dr. Thoennes wrote: 

The main message of the Bible is that the one true God is displaying his glory primarily in redeeming and restoring his fallen creation by fulfilling his covenant promises and commands through the glorious person and atoning work of Christ.


Erik has also authored many books and articles... here are just a few:

Life's Biggest Questions: What the Bible Says about the Things That Matter Most

Godly Jealousy: A Theology Of Intolerant Love.

He contributed 13 essays to the ESV Study Bible

Related to a book on the Christian and Sport, here's a blog post, podcast and link to his chapter, which is entitled "Created to Play."


Speaking of sports, this topic is old news, but here's a clip of Dr. Thoennes on a Los Angeles newscast being asked about Tim Tebow's public declarations of faith... 

Erik Thoennes on Tim Tebow from Grace EV Free on Vimeo.

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