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Extra-Curricular Activities 06.29.13
Michael Kruger - Why the Biblical Languages Matter—Even if
You Forget Them
“Even if a student forgets every single vocabulary word and
every verb paradigm, the intensive study of the languages during seminary still
plays an enormously significant role.
Put simply, it helps students think textually.”
Andrew Wilson - Why I Don't Hate the Word 'Inerrancy'
“So when asked the street-level question, "Does the
Bible contain mistakes?" I always answer, "When interpreted properly,
no." That first clause is important; after all, an awful lot of people in
history have thought that the Bible says the earth is at the center of the
universe, flat, and built on pillars."
Roger Olson - A Talk on God and Suffering
“Evil and innocent suffering are major challenges to my
profession—theology, the “science of God.” How can God be all-powerful and
all-good in face of such horrible suffering, including especially innocent
suffering, as we experience in the world?”
Amanda MacInnis - To Be An “Intellectual Dinosaur”
“We are the soundbite generation. We consume information in
the shortest, most entertaining way, and there seems to be a connection between
how we take in media (Facebook, movies, Youtube, news) and how we approach
T. M. Luhrmann - C. S. Lewis, Evangelical Rock Star
“In “Mere Christianity,” Lewis wrote that to pretend helps
one to experience God as real. In “Narnia” he offered a way to pretend — by
depicting a God who is so explicitly not a God from an ordinary human church”
Aaron Renn - Why Cities Feel Glorious
“Suburbs are often unfairly maligned as lacking the
qualities that make cities great. But one place that criticism can be fair is
in the area of sacred space.”
Evangelical Alliance – An Interview with N.T. Wright, "What
is the gospel?"
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