“Belonging to Every Riven Thing”: Reflecting on the Incarnation with the Help of Poets (II)

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“Belonging to Every Riven Thing”:  Reflecting on the Incarnation with the Help of Peots(II)

by Sarah Chestnut

Oct 11, 2019

An earlier version of this lecture was given in 2016.  Turning to three new poems, we will consider in a format more discussion than lecture what it means about God, and what it means for our humanity, that Jesus was fully divine and fully human.  For those who would like to read the poems in advance, see “Every Riven Thing” (Christian Wiman), “Descending Theology: Christ Human” (Mary Karr), and “Hill Country” (Tracy K. Smith). 

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Shouldn’t The Christian Faith Be Easier? (Part II) Growing Biblical Grit

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Shouldn’t The Christian Faith Be Easier? (Part II) Growing Biblical Grit

by Ben Keyes

Oct 4, 2019

Are we really prepared in the affluent west for what the bible has to say about the hardships of the Christian life? We are part of an entitled culture that believes success should come easily. For many, ease is a determiner of what is worth pursuing in life. This lecture will engage with the work of secular positive psychologist Angela Duckworth. What does Duckworth’s understanding of ‘grit’ have to do with biblical perseverance and long-suffering?

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Shouldn’t The Christian Faith Be Easier? (Part I)

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Shouldn’t the Christian Faith be Easier? (Part I)

by Ben Keyes

this was given June 14, 2019

Have you ever felt that if Christianity were really true, it would be easier to live out? This is a very common contemporary sentiment, but what does it presuppose? What are our expectations of the Christian life and how are they influenced by the modern belief that ‘ease determines right.’ What does the bible encourage us to expect of life following Christ?

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Making Sense of Anger

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Making Sense of Anger

by Joshua Chestnut

September 27, 2019

Whether we simmer in silence and suppression or explode in rage and violence, anger is a part of all of our lives. In this lecture we will look at the nature of anger, what it is telling us, and what we can do with it.

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My Times are in Your Hands: Biblical Reflections on Suffering and Sovereignty

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My Times are in Your Hands: Biblical Reflections on Suffering & Sovereignty

given by Anna Friedrich

Sept 20, 2019

What is God’s relationship with all the bad things that happen? What does the Bible actually offer us in our suffering? The very old “problem of evil” continues to haunt and nag. We’ll look at one helpful metaphor employed by many Biblical authors and invite this imagery to reawaken our imaginations and our prayers.

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Reclaiming Love: Biblical and Scientific Principles for Restoring Relationships (by Andrea Gurney)

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Reclaiming Love: Biblical and Scientific Principles for Restoring Relationships

by Dr. Andrea Gurney, Professor of Psychology, Westmont College

July 12, 2019

In a world that is more connected than ever before, we are somehow missing the mark on the very thing we were created for — loving, intimate relationships. As a society, we experience more depression, anxiety, and suicide than years past, and it is postulated that a primary reason for the increase in suicide is lack of social connections. This lecture will seek to provide practical tools from relationship science and Biblical truths to equip us in building healthy relationships.

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Liberty and Justice for Women? by Mardi Keyes

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Liberty and Justice for Women?

by Mardi Keyes

July 5th

Why did Feminism happen in America?  In 1776, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her husband John, who was a member of the committee drafting the Declaration of Independence. She asked, “…in the new code of laws…remember the ladies, and…Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” She was referring to the law, by which women, upon marriage, lost their civic identity, all rights to their property, to their bodies and their children. The “rebellion” she predicted was later called “Feminism.” John Adams responded dismissively, “Depend on it, we know better than to repeal our masculine systems…” Why is it that in culture after culture, “masculine systems” have defined men as entitled to liberty and justice, while women are not? What light can the Bible shed on these questions?

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