Has the Altar Call Displaced the Sacraments?

In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, Johnathan Arnold and David Fry discuss ways in which the altar call has displaced the sacraments, and how we can have a robust theology and practice of the sacraments while still effectively using the altar call.

Topics addressed:

  • History of the altar call
  • Altar call and baptism
  • Altar call and the Lord’s Supper
  • Sacramental practice in church history and Methodism
  • Church membership
  • The office of the keys
  • The church and salvation
  • Suggestions for using the altar call
Johnathan Arnold
Johnathan Arnold is a husband, father, and aspiring pastor-theologian, as well as the founder and president of holyjoys.org. You can connect with him on Twitter @jsarnold7.