Schizophrenic Jesus? Imagine you were facing an inquisition and, on pain of torture, mutilation, and exile, they asked you to answer the following question correctly: ‘How many ‘wills’ does Jesus have – one or two?’ Apart from thinking you’d stumbled into a Monty Python sketch, what else might go through your mind? Is that even […]
But what about Jesus’ command not to take an ‘eye for an eye’? Isn’t Jesus trashing Old Testament style vengeance?
The most prominent verses cited as evidence are Jesus’ ‘you have heard it said … but I tell you’ statements, especially His statements about enemies.
With: Richard Hays, Duke Divinity School Did all the Gospel writers believe that Jesus is divine? What do we gain by viewing the Gospels’ portraits of Jesus against the backdrop of the Old Testament? Join Richard Hays as he discusses these questions on Jesus divinity in the Gospels and his groundbreaking book Reading Backwards: Figural […]
With: Iain Provan and Matt Lynch. Our guest is Iain Provan of Regent College, Vancouver. This is an opportunity for you to engage with Matt Lynch and Iain Provan on some of the difficult issues pertaining to the way violence and God are portrayed in the Old Testament. Matt will also be discussing Provan’s recent book Seriously […]
With: Lincoln Harvey, Andrew Parker and Brian Brock. What can be said about theology and sport in the same breath? As we enter another frenzied World Cup Season, should we give a rest to our theological concerns? No way! say these two theologians of sport. Sport intersects in some fascinating ways with a life of […]
With: Dave Landrum, John Stackhouse and David Gushee. This is the second instalment in our series on ‘Public Christianity’ with Dave Landrum, David Gushee, and John Stackhouse (see the first here). This online WTCLive event revolves around the questions of Christian attitudes toward wealth and poverty by those in places of public influence. As Christians, how do […]
With: Brian Doerksen and Michael Gungor. Recently, musician Michael Gungor Tweeted this: “Approximately 70% of the Psalms are laments. Approximately 0% of the top 150 CCLI songs (songs most sung in churches) are laments.” In this WTCLive event we reflect with singer songwriter and worship leader Brian Doerksen on lament and Christian worship. Why has […]
With: Dave Landrum, John Stackhouse and David Gushee. The goal of this online WTCLive! event is to help Christians find their voice in the public spaces they inhabit. We need Christianity in the public sphere today – a mum’s group, a business, a school board, city council, a church, and so on – but also […]
With: Lucy Peppiatt, Brad Jersak, Matt Lynch and Bob Ekblad. Violence in the Bible, and especially divinely authorised violence, is one of the most troublesome aspects of the Christian Scriptures. This is so not only for those outside the Church, but also for Christians. We don’t gain anything by pretending there aren’t real challenges to hearing the […]