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25 Feb

Online class - Serious Answers to Hard Questions

Contact Info:

Lisa Buffum

Time & Date

Event Starts:
02/25/2019 12:00AM
Event Ends:
05/06/2019 11:00PM
Time Zone

CT - Central Time

Event Details

Audience: ClergyLay LeadersMenOlder AdultSingle AdultWomenYoung Adult

How do you reconcile the presence of evil in the world with belief in a loving God? How should Christians relate to other religions? Does the “Christ of Faith” bear any resemblance to the “Jesus of History”?

Ten Christian and Jewish theologians – world experts in their fields and persons of faith – each address a single perplexing issue. These ten issues are obstacles to faith for many both in and outside of the church. Each week a short scriptural study and personal reflection questions will help participants begin to think about the topic. Video presentations by the noted scholars will provide further material for discussion. This course will encourage energetic discussion and sustained reflection by both believers and seekers.

Lessons Include: Evil — R. Kendall Soulen, Wesley Theological Seminary Religion and Science — John Polkinghorne, Cambridge University Other Religions — Sathianathan Clarke, Wesley Theological Seminary Evangelism and Tolerance –Scott Jones, Bishop; formerly Perkins School of Theology The God of the Old Testament — Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt Divinity School Jesus and Christianity — Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School Resurrection — N. T. Wright, Bishop; formerly Oxford University The Gnostic Gospels — Ben Witherington, Asbury Theological Seminary The Sins of the Church –Douglas M. Strong, Wesley Theological Seminary Forgiveness — L. Gregory Jones, Duke Divinity School 2.2 CEUs are available. Enroll Now! Price: $50

***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Sponsored by:; Wesley Theological Seminary