06 Dec Serious Answers to Hard Questions

Serious Answers to Hard Questions

Completion Time: 10 weeks
CEUs: 2.2
Tuition: $50.00
Contact Info: Lisa Buffum

Class Description

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


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