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2022 Fall Retreat (Part 1): Bottom Up or Top Down?

September 23rd, 2022

In this opening talk for the 2022 Fall Retreat, the Rev. Dr. Jonathon Wylie discusses what archaeology can and cannot do. How are we to make connections between the archaeological record and the Bible?

For Dr. Wylie's slides, click HERE.

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Scripture, the Self, and Society (Part 5)

September 21st, 2022

Dr. Michael Nicholson continues his class on Scripture, the Self, and Society with a look at the influence of Sigmund Freud and Wilhelm Reich, who together sexualized psychology and politicized sex.

For Dr. Nicholson's slides, click HERE.

Sermon

A Dishonest Manager, a Redeeming God

September 18th, 2022

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Luke 16, in which Jesus tells a parable about a dishonest manager. Despite the confusing details of the story, it's a Good News tale about a redeeming God.

Luke 16

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Ecclesiastes (Part 3)

September 18th, 2022

Dr. Michael Nicholson continues his class on Ecclesiastes with a discussion of our "fear of missing out" and how the world is never enough. We can be assured, though, that God has prepared something better for us.

For Dr. Nicholson's slides, click HERE.

Ecclesiastes

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Scripture, the Self, and Society (Part 4)

September 14th, 2022

Continuing his class on Scripture, the Self, and Society, Dr. Michael Nicholson looks at the work and legacy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, as well as the example of Oscar Wilde. When God is thought to be irrelevant, moral codes are deemed oppressive and a moral order becomes impossible to sustain.

For Dr. Nicholson's slides, click HERE.

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Ecclesiastes (Part 2)

September 11th, 2022

Continuing his class on the book of Ecclesiastes, Dr. Michael Nicholson begins unpacking the idea that this world is never enough. He then looks closely at chapter 1, in which Solomon describes our world as weary and worn-out.

For Dr. Nicholson's slides, click HERE.

For the video shown in class, click below:

Tom Brady Interview: "There's gotta be more than this..." - YouTube

Ecclesiastes

Sermon

How to Recognize a Fool

September 11th, 2022

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Psalm 14, in which the Psalmist claims that only a fool would say that there is no God. Though we are all tempted to be our own gods, there is Good News: we have a God, he has acted to save, and in Jesus, that saving work is complete.

Psalm 14

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Scripture, the Self, and Society (Part 3)

September 7th, 2022

Dr. Michael Nicholson continues his class on Scripture, the Self, and Society, reviewing chapter two of Carl Trueman's Strange New World. In this discussion, he looks at the ideas of Rene Descartes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and the Romanticists.

For Dr. Nicholson's slides, click HERE.

For the video shown in class, click below:

The Method of DOUBT: Descartes' Discourse on Method, Part IV