Lesson 1: What in the World are We Talking About?
What does it mean to “Glorify God and enjoy Him forever?” And how are we doing individually and as a body of Christ in this regard? Man’s ontological angst: being a creation and not a god.
This conversation kicks off a 12-week exploration of the implications of man’s chief end. This lesson also delved into the veracity of the claim that man’s chief end is to “glorify God” and “enjoy him forever”? Did the Westminster Divines have it right? Or is there a better alternative to their understanding of man’s chief end?
Explore the Christian’s Summum Bonum: “blessedness” (flourishing) and how it aligns/contrasts with Aristotle’s eudaimonia.
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Islam, Part 2: This talk covers the daily life and perspective of muslims as well as discussions of how they view Christianity and other non-believers. It discusses jihad, the doctrine of abrogation, and the fight within Islam itself for its own soul.
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Islam, Part 1 discusses the history of Islam, the life of Muhammad and the main themes that frame the theology of Islam. Many muslims see the world from a different point of view from other faiths. This talk will help the casual viewer to understand some of these important differences in worldview
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How can we live Christianly with Judaism? What do Jews believe? And how can engaged Christians understand what people ofJewish tradition face in our 21st Century Culture? This talk goes into the worldviews held by many stripes of Judaism that is practiced today and it helps Christians understand Jewish thinking on the Holocaust (Shoah), Jesus of Nazareth’s Messiahship, and the Jewish role in the world as God’s Chosen People.
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This talk focuses on the many sects, and divisions within the Christian community worldwide and in the United States in particular. We discuss how the major camps of Christianity are similar and distinctive. Also, we discuss the central theological statement of the Nicene Creed and if there is any hope for reunification of the churches: ecumenism.