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Echoes of the Old Testament

25 Sep 2021 | Peter J. Williams

In part 4 of The Genius of Jesus' Teaching, we go deeper into the parable of the Prodigal Son. We consider four specific Old Testament stories that it echoes in striking ways.

More Echoes of the Old Testament

25 Sep 2021 | Peter J. Williams

This final talk by Peter J. Williams considers how the pattern of echoes can be found in many other parables of Jesus. Finally, we will reflect on how Jesus embodies the Wisdom of God in a range of areas.

 

    Overcoming Idolatry, Hijacking, and Misunderstandings

    14 May 2021 | Ken Sande

    This is part 2 of a 6-part series on preventing and resolving conflict in the church. In this session, Ken exposes idols that drive conflict and explains how to guard against and counter amygdala hijacking. This series provides guidance on how Christian leaders can teach, model, and practice the principles of relational wisdom (a gospel-based form of emotional intelligence) and biblical peacemaking within their churches and ministries.

    Human Dignity Defined by Policy Choices During the Pandemic

    19 May 2021 | Alice Neffe

    Any crisis has an impact on politics and can (re)define even the most fundamental concepts. The WWII and totalitarian atrocities shaped our understanding of human dignity in opposition to dehumanising violence. Since the 60’s, societal and technological shifts have recentred the debates on equality resulting from human dignity. Today, we are in the midst of a major health crisis, which takes lives, impacts the economy, and is changing our way of life. Policy choices made by European political leaders in response to the pandemic can provide some perspective on the meaning of human dignity.

    Preaching Submission in a My Rights World (1 Peter 2:11-3:12)

    17 May 2021 | Andy Hamilton

    The subject of submission is not a comfortable subject in our contemporary culture. It becomes even more complex when submission comes in the context of suffering. In this talk, we consider how Peter identifies believers in Jesus with their Lord, the submissive sufferer. Together we work on outlining a text within this section.

    Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church

    19 May 2021 | Diane Langberg

    Leadership is very important from a Biblical perspective. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.” However, leadership can be abused. The body of Christ desperately needs to understand the form power takes, how it can be abused, and how to respond to abuses of power. This interview is with Diane Langberg discussing her recent book.