One Faith Among Many with Dr. Ben Blackwell
Dr. Ben Blackwell, recently co-authored a book on the basics of Christian thought, based around the Nicene Creed, called “Engaging Theology,” but how is Orthodox Christianity different from those of other faiths? We share some things in common and yet, there are also vast differences in the way we construct our faith. This five-week series will explore aspects of Christian thought and how they compare to other religious belief systems.
Ben Blackwell, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Early Christianity, Director of Houston Theological Seminary and Chair of the Department of Theology at Houston Baptist University.
A Converted Life: Strength, Mind and Heart
In Mark 12:30, Jesus famously answers that the most important commandment is “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” In this series, we are looking at some of these elements and stories that exemplify them. What does a life that loves God with all my strength look like? What does it mean for us to worship God with our minds? When we speak of “loving God with our hearts,” how can we see that in the lives of the saints?
Ephesians: The Body of Christ Made for a Purpose
Looking for answers to how the Gospel transforms our lives and relationships as Christians? You can find them in this message of God’s liberating hope for us as the Body of Christ, made for a purpose. Bring your coffee and your Bibles as we reflect on the power of the resurrection, the grace shown to us that saves and sanctifies, and how the Gospel shapes human relationships and empowers us to live Spirit-filled lives.
How Reliable Are Gospels
with Professor Craig Evans, Houston Baptist University
Dec.5 and 19
This study will include a special reference to the birth narratives.
How Can I Change? Reflections on Christianity and the 12-Steps
with the Rev. Dr. Jim Jackson
The course will examine how behavioral practices expand from choice, to habit, to addiction. It will examine the transformational promises of the Gospel and offer insights into how and why the church has failed to deliver these promises to the world. It will also explain how the 12-Step community makes use of parts of the Gospel neglected by the church. Finally, it will offer a comprehensive transformation plan that captures the convictions of the New Testament and the 12-Steps.