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.
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.
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
Pete Rollins shares his journey in examining the resurrection, what we’ve forgotten about and what might offend us. Good thing the audio is good for this because he moves really fast. Might have to watch this more than once to get it all. If you have never listened to Pete go down the rabbit hole then you need to, if he offends you he will at least do it with some stories to put perspective upside down.
Peter Rollins offers some of this thoughts on modern Christianity and some of his theological explorations, followed by a Q&A time with Pete and Barry Taylor, Brehm Center professor of arts and culture. brehmcenter.org for more information.
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
Amy-Jill Levine is one of the foremost sought after scholars of New Testament. One aspect that is unique to Dr. Levine is that she is Jewish and a New Testament and Jesus Scholar. She laces this talk with a lot of biblical period context as well as mix of the Jewish and Christian theologies. As well she tosses in a number of jokes.
Definitely recommend her book: The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus
Amy-Jill Levine is Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. A self-described “Yankee Jewish feminist teaching in a Protestant seminary,” Levine examines modern Jewish religious and cultural issues with historical rigor, critical sensitivity and a frequent dash of humor in this address at UCSD. Series: “Burke Lectureship on Religion & Society” [6/2001] [Humanities] [Show ID: 5577]
Do we need the cross of Jesus? What does it mean? Oliver O’Donovan explains how Christians have traditionally seen the cross and what it means for our moral vision and moral life.
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Father Richard Rohr gives explanation to the “Cosmic Christ” saying that Jesus and Christ are actually two different entities. Jesus is the person of biblical history and 2000 years old. “The Christ” is the entity that has been around from the beginning of time. Just check it out, he’s much more into this than I am.
A theological throw down on the resurrection between Crossan, Borg, Renihan, and White. The audio is off from the video. No worries this is not a video masterpiece. Just take it for the audio.
This debate took place an board ship in 2005 in the Gulf of Alaska between John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, James Renihan and James White.