Recordings of the sessions from the recent Zoom forum on the theme “The Church Post Pandemic” hosted by the Biblical and Theological Studies Department at Providence Theological Seminary are now available on YouTube. These include excellent presentations from my colleagues Lissa Wray Beal and Joshua Coutts and three Southern Manitoba pastors. Alongside of these presentations is my paper that draws upon the work of St. Augustine of Hippo as a resource for understanding ourselves, our world, the identity of the church, and the vocation of pastors in the time of the COVID pandemic.
You can watch the videos here.
My colleague Lissa Wray Beal has recently been featured on biblical scholar Nijay Gupta’s blog as one of 30 Old Testament scholars to read and follow. Of course, I have been convinced of this for the past two and half years since taking up my position at Providence, but it’s good to see others catching on! You can read the full post here.
There is still time to register for “The Church Post Pandemic” forum offered by Providence Theological Seminary on Monday, October 19. Due to recent COVID restrictions the forum will now be offered completely on Zoom and will be free to all participants. However, you do need to register to ensure your spot and to receive the Zoom invitation. Continue reading The Church Post Pandemic Zoom Forum
I have a few pieces appearing in the recently published Eye Witness: The Magazine of Providence, including a theological reflection upon the current COVID pandemic, excerpts from a forthcoming interview with singer-songwriters Steve Bell and Glen Soderholm, as well as a few brief remarks about Minding the Web.
You can read the current issues of the Eye Witness here.
In 1962, the Swiss theologian Karl Barth made his one and only trip to the United States. The visit was a whirlwind tour, eagerly followed by the media, that saw him deliver lectures at the University of Chicago and Princeton that would be published as Evangelical Theology and even visit San Quentin maximum security prison seven years before Johnny Cash would make it there. On several occasions Barth spoke out about the wretched conditions he witnessed in American prisons. He knew a thing or two about prison conditions from his regular preaching to the inmates in Basel. Continue reading Every Christian is a Politician
I preached the sermon below this afternoon in the Providence Seminary chapel as part of the ongoing sermon series “Christ and the Pandemic.” The Scriptural text for my message was 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Continue reading “Of First Importance”