Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152)
The Apostle Paul’s description of the Jewish Law in his letter to the Galatians demotes from being an expression of Jewish faith to an object of idolatry and one that imprisons those who follow it. Paul is careful to nuance this position, however, in his letter to the Romans. In Romans, it seems that Paul is defending himself against charges of being antinomian. Perhaps Paul treads carefully in order to ensure that his deliverance of a donation to the Jerusalem church from the gentile churches is received in a spirit of church unity.
00:00 – Chapter 1. Paul’s Demotion of the Jewish Law in Galatians
23:42 – Chapter 2. Paul Nuances His Position in Romans
32:00 – Chapter 3. The Social Context of the Letter to the Romans
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses
This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Paula Fredriksen, Aurelio Professor of Scripture, Boston University and author of From Jesus to Christ and Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews sheds new light on the origins of anti-Semitism and opens a path toward better understanding between two of the worlds great religions. She focuses in particular on the vast change from Paul to Augustine in the Christian message of Jewish redemption. Series: Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies [Humanities] [Show ID: 16027]
A sermon by Francis Chan
In the Hebrew scriptures there is no word for ‘spiritual.’ And Jesus never used the phrase ‘spiritual life.’ Why? Because for Jesus and his tradition, all of life is spiritual. But what does that really mean?
We are spending the week focusing on Christology, the study of Jesus Christ. Ashish Naidu Associate Professor of Theology at Biola University covers ‘Who is Jesus Christ?’ and the rabbit hole that goes after that.
In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter notes the inherent strengths of both Calvinist and Wesleyan faith traditions. In fact, he points out that what are often cast as “competing” approaches really are complementary rather than at odds with one another. As we listen to different perspectives we become not just stronger, but more accurate in our understanding of the world around us
William Schweiker who works in the field of theology of ethics at The University of Chicago Divinity School speaks words into the dynamics of todays ethic culture.
If you want an expensive paperback Theological Ethics and Global Dynamics: In the Time of Many Worlds
On February 9, 2012 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar William Schweiker visited Ohio Wesleyan University to present “Ethics in a Time of Many Moralities.” The visit was sponsored by the Eta of Ohio chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
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. Scott Hahn describes what we know from Scripture about how the Apostle Paul evangelized non-Christians in his day.
Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to his wife Kimberly since 1979. He and Kimberly have six children and are expecting their fifth grandchild. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith.
He is currently a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly). Some of his newest books are Many Are Called, Hope for Hard Times, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, Covenant and Communion, and Signs of Life.
Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy, and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. Scott has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations (in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Virginia) and is a former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.
Theologian Wayne Grudem discusses the intersection of work and ministry.
This video is a part of the Leadership Lecture Series, and was recorded September 15, 2011 at the Talbot School of Theology Faculty Retreat in La Quinta, CA.