Theology for Life Archive

Theology for Life Archive

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.

April 24, 2022

Week 1

May 1, 2022

Week 2

May 8, 2022

Week 3

Theology for Life Archive

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?

March 6, 2022

The Rev. R Wesley Arning

March 20, 2022

The Rev. Dr. Michael Lloyd

April 3, 2022

Dr. Phil Tallon, Ph.D.

Theology for Life Archive

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.

January 9, 2022

The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

January 23, 2022

Dr. Bill Blocker

February 6, 2022

The Rev. Dr. Suse McBay, Ph.D.

February 20, 2022

The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

February 27, 2022

The Rev. Dr. Suse McBay, Ph.D.

Theology for Life Archive

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.

December 5, 2021

Week 1 Lesson

December 19, 2021

Week 2 Lesson

Theology for Life Archive

How Can I Change? Reflections on Christianity and the 12-Steps

with the Rev. Dr. Jim Jackson
Sept.12-Nov. 21

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.

September 12, 2021

Week 1 Lesson

September 19, 2021

Week 2 Lesson

September 26, 2021

Week 3 Lesson

October 3, 2021

Week 4 Lesson

October 10, 2021

Week 5 Lesson

October 24, 2021

Week 6 Lesson

October 31, 2021

Week 7 Lesson

November 14, 2021

Week 8 Lesson

November 21, 2021

Week 9 Lesson