Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Blog series introduction: 5 DMin Topics

I spent last week participating in my second Doctor of Ministry class at Northern Seminary. The emphasis of this D.Min is the Jewish Context of the New Testament and is taught by Dr. Scot McKnight. We spent each day looking at a specific topic that is important to the conversation of the local church in relationship to the scriptures.  We discussed: 
  1. Homosexuality and Sexuality in the first century
  2. Torah observance and ethics of Jesus
  3. Eschatology, Judgement and Hell
  4. Atonement
  5. Jesus and Judaism (was Jesus a Sadducee, Pharisee, or Essene)
I am going to use this space to write about each of the five topics we discussed in class over the course of the next couple weeks. So check back often the next couple weeks to see if a new post has been made on a topic you're interested in.

In the meantime here are a couple articles worth checking out:
  • Some of my friends lean towards universalism (we'll discuss this next week under atonement) because they don't like the idea of predestination that Calvinism favors. But what if in reality universalism is a form of Calvinistic predestination? Roger Olson shares why this is the case in "Universalism is in the air.."
  • Aaron Rogers doesn't think God cares that much about football scores. I think most Seahawks fans think God might.

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