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This semester I am teaching through Paul’s letter to the Corinthians (known, somewhat wrongly, as 1 Corinthians).  Here is the introduction to the study.  Each week I will try to post a video delving into every progressive section of the letter:

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Following Jesus Together

A sermon I gave at Trinity Heights Church in NYC, on the four parables in Luke 15-16:

https://www.trinityheightschurch.com/sermon/making-friends-and-influencing-people/

This is from a seminar I gave earlier this summer at Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village:

 

Greenwich Village.jpgFor anyone in the NYC area this summer, I will be giving a series of lectures at Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village.  Each lecture will explore in various ways the recurring motif of what it means to be human–but from the distinctive vantage point of some of the most beautiful, mysterious and even perplexing themes evoked by the drama of Christian faith.  Each time out we’ll grapple with one such theme–senseless suffering, discerning the will of God, the role of story in constructing human identity, politics and the frustrating pursuit of justice, etc.–through the lens of a particular section of Scripture, with lots of interaction with contemporary literature, film and questions.

The central contention of the series is that following Jesus is not about becoming something more than or other than a mere human being, but instead about nothing more and nothing less than the discovery of what it means to be truly, fully human.  But with a twist…in an upside-down, topsy-turvy, fractured world, being truly, fully human human just tends to look ineluctably strange to people.  But rightly embodied and experienced, this strange way-of-being in the world is (I shall do my best to contend!) a far more compelling and satisfying posture for unveiling the meaning and purpose of our common humanity in the world.
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If you or any friends are interested, you can sign up HERE (all lectures are free).  Hope to see many of you there!

Job1Here is the audio to my teaching on the second cycle of speeches in Job 15-21 between Job and his three friends, Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar.