Thursday, May 27, 2010

They All Come Home at Last

F. Morgan Roberts

April 28, 2010

Luke 15:11-32

How did we get from worshipping a God who prayed for forgiveness for his executioners to thinking that God, and we, should kill rather than love our enemies? Listen to the sermon.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Promise - Unfulfilled, Alive, Undying

Allan Boesak

April 27, 2010
Hebrews 11: 8-13

The heroes of our faith are not exceptional, superhuman beings; they are simply faithful believers who trust in God’s promise and expect to see it on earth. The key to faith is to believe in God's promise and work toward seeing it fulfilled on Earth. Listen to the sermon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Confessing Our Sins: Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Global Church

Kathryn L. Johnson
Professor of Historical Theology and Paul Tudor Jones Professor of Church History

April 26, 2010
Festival of Theology Lecture

Confession of faith sometimes involves recognition of sinfulness, and one particular legacy that touches many is the willingness to use violence in order to conform belief and practice. Mainline churches in North America can learn from the global Church, particularly in the global south, as those churches aggressively learning how to thrive with unity and diversity. Listen to the lecture.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Different World is Possible-The Accra Confession: A Call for Economic and Ecological Justice in the Heart of the Empire

Clifton Kirkpatrick
Visiting Professor of Ecumenical Studies and Global Ministries

April 26, 2010
Festival of Theology Lecture

The Accra Confession states that working to create a more just economy is essential to the integrity of Christian faith, and calls upon Reformed Christians to engage injustices in the world as an integral part of their churches’ witness and mission. Listen to the lecture. Read the lecture in PDF.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

To Stand Where God Stands- The Confession of Belhar: A Call for Unity, Justice, in the Heart of the Empire

Allan Boesak

Festival of Theology Lecture

Boesak believes the challenges of unity, reconciliation, inclusivity, and justice are global challenges, and that churches in the United States are confronted with them “in ways that are both universal and unique.” Listen to the lecture.