Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Miracle without End

Dean K. Thompson
President and Professor of Ministry

October 3, 2008
Mark 16:1-8

Ever since the resurrection, the Spirit of Jesus Christ is everywhere, unlimited by time and space. This is Mark’s almost unbelievable confession about this miracle without end. Not bound or confined or limited by anything, Jesus is going ahead of you. Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon in PDF.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Exploring Time

Frances S. Adeney
William A. Benfield, Jr. Professor of Evangelism and Global Mission

October 10, 2008
Genesis 1:31-32
Psalm 136:1-3
Ezekiel 13:26-28
Matthew 4:17
1Thessalonians 4: 16-17
1Thessalonians 5:1-3
1John 2:18
1 John 5:11
Revelation 22:7

In our scripture readings today we encounter multiple views of time. Our understanding of time itself is conditioned by language, economic and political relations, religious faith, and social organization. We are challenged to think about time (and language) from a Christian perspective. Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon in PDF.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Treasures New and Old

Douglas L. Gragg
Associate Professor of Bibliography and Research
Director of Library and Information Technology Services

September 26, 2008
Matthew 13:52

Some affirm the old without hesitation but consistently reject the new. Others are more likely to welcome everything new but show little patience for engaging tradition creatively. Many just like things the way they are and dislike the intrusion of anything different, whether old or new. “Scribes trained for the kingdom” know how to appreciate both old and new, relate them in creative ways, and deploy them for the enrichment of others. Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon in PDF.