With presenters’ permission, we’re happy to share audio or video recordings, handouts, and slide decks from each Series.
Reading the New Testament in the Key of Empire
Dr. Warren Carter is Meinders Professor of New Testament at Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, OK.
3-part Series: September 12, 19, 26 (9:00am and 10:30am, Family Life Center)
Why do none of Jane Austen’s characters ever send a text or stream a movie? Her novels reflect and reveal the world she knew. Likewise, the New Testament writings reflect and reveal the 1st-century world, dominated by the events and characters of the Roman Empire. In this fascinating series, we will see just how the Testament engages the Roman empire, and how it shaped those who follow Jesus, then and now.
– September 12 : [ audio & notes coming soon ]
– September 19 :
– September 26 :
Split Ends: A Survey of the History of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Dr. Lisa Barnett is an Assistant Professor of American Religious History at Phillips Theological Seminary.
Who are Disciples and how did we get here?
Explore the history and characteristic beliefs of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), part of the historical Stone-Campbell Movement. In what may sound like a familiar setting, we will look at the culture and theology that brought tension and division to what was known as a Restoration Movement.
– August 15 : The Beginnings of the Stone and Campbell Movements & Uniting in Ministry [ no audio available | notes ]
– August 22 : Tensions between Unity and Restoration [ audio coming soon | notes ]
– August 29 : Ministry (and More Internal Tensions) – and Lessons for the DOC Today [ audio coming soon | notes ]