NT Wright explores his book Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters with the folks at Moody Bible Institute. He gets some lecture time and then there is a very civil debate which is refreshing to see after that.
Kingdom of God
A passionate talk by Francis Chan at the Desiring God 2011 Pastors Conference.
Not necessarily a classic reared theologian, but certainly one of the great prophetic and retrospective minds of our current time. Cornel West is someone we need to tune into when seeing our faith in today’s culture. There is a whole lot crammed in this little interview you will need to watch more than once.
Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152)
How did a small group following an apocalyptic prophet in Palestine become Christianity – what is now called a “world religion”? This small movement saw many changes in the second, third, and fourth centuries, from the development of different sects, philosophical theologies, and martyrology, to the rise of monasticism, and finally to the ascension of Constantine to the throne and the Christian Roman Empire. It was not until the nineteenth century, however, that the term “world religion” came to be used and Christianity was categorized as such.
00:00 – Chapter 1. Christianity in the Second Century: Gnostics, Philosophers, Martyrs, and Apologists
20:26 – Chapter 2. Christianity in the Third Century: Asceticism, Monasticism, and Persecution
26:20 – Chapter 3. Christianity in the Fourth Century: Constantine and the Church Councils
30:36 – Chapter 4. Christianity as a “World Religion”
36:36 – Chapter 5. The Growth of Christianity before Constantine and Q&A
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses
This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Let’s get ready to rumble!
The Carl F.H. Henry Center, located on the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School campus, hosts Dr. Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, for a debate on the topic “Is Social Justice an Essential Part of the Mission of the Church?”. October 27, 2011.
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North American Evangelicals have recently experienced a revival of interest in issues of social justice. The growing sentiment among many today is that Jesus preached “good news to the poor,” and was indeed among the poor and marginalized. These Christians believe that the implications of these facts should renew the church’s understanding of the gospel and its mission. Rightly or wrongly, this interest in social justice is transforming the blueprint and vision of ecclesial ministry.
For others, this blueprint conjures up concerns about 20th century liberal Protestantism and a watering down of the gospel’s message of salvation. The defining mission of the church, for them, continues to be the sharing of the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ to all nations, generations, and social classes. The issue of social justice, though important, is not to be considered as an essential part of the mission of the church.
A basic question at the heart of the debate is this: Is social justice an essential part of the mission of the church?
The Henry Center for Theological Understanding, in its Trinity Debates forum, is pleased to provide a public venue for addressing this question by hosting two prominent voices from competing perspectives. Jim Wallis will answer “Yes” and R. Albert Mohler will answer “No.”
Dr. Dallas Willard, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California, discusses the interaction of theology and the workplace.
This video is a part of the Leadership Lecture Series, and was recorded September 16, 2011 at the Talbot School of Theology Faculty Retreat in La Quinta, CA.
Short and sweet. The well regarded theologian Walter Brueggemann shares in quick voice the invitation to move into a place of ‘vulnerable neighbor’ in fulfilling God’s mission.
Esteemed Old Testament scholar, Dr. Walter Brueggemann gives insight into the nature of justice and offers you an invitation to participate.
Dr. Osmer calls to the table the church congregation on getting caught up in the program of ministry and missing the calling of God.
From the Spring 2008 Convocation at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Richard Osmer is Princeton Theological Seminary’s Thomas W. Synnott Professor of Christian Education. He holds an MDiv from Yale University and a PhD from Emory University. His interests include the teaching ministry of congregations, practical theology, and interdisciplinary thinking, and his courses cover educational psychology and practical theology, children’s literature in Christian moral education, confirmation and catechism, and the social functions of religion, ethics, and education in theories of modernity and postmodernity. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he chairs the Committee to Write New Catechisms for the Presbyterian Church (USA).
His publications include: A Teachable Spirit: Recovering the Teaching Office of the Church (Westminster John Knox Press, 1990)
Confirmation: Presbyterian Practices in Ecumenical Perspective (Geneva Press, 1996)
The Teaching Ministry of Congregations (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005)
Thomas W. Synnott Professor of Christian Education, Princeton Theological Seminary: Dr. Richard Osmer
One of those globally recognizable spiritual leaders. Desmond Tutu has a unique experience and framework to share on reconciliation and the love towards the other. Archbishop Desmond Tutu shares with the spirit of “Ubuntu” as shaped by faith and lived out.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his immense contribution to the cause of human rights. He spent years working to create a democratic and just society without racial divisions in South Africa. In 1995 Tutu was chosen by President Nelson Mandela to chair South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and investigate the crimes committed during the apartheid regime. Since 2000 the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre has promoted ethical, visionary and values-based human development. Series: “Voices” [12/2005] [Humanities] [Show ID: 11162]
Stanley Hauerwas always has something fun to say. He is like a hot spice to the academic theologian world. A talk on politics reflecting on the actions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his actions to subvert the Nazi empire. Who can resist!
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is well known for his heroic opposition to the Nazis. Martin Hauerwas examines Bonhoeffer’s understanding of lying and why it’s appropriate to hold politics to a higher standard of truthful speech. This relationship between truth and politics is a particular challenge for democratic regimes. Series: Burke Lectureship on Religion & Society [4/2004] [Humanities] [Show ID: 8498]