Should We Give to the Poor?

Should we give to the poor? Doesn’t it just reinforce their dependence upon others rather than becoming independent contributors to society? John Barclay gives a riveting explanation of why the early church gave, and gave so sacrificially:

In our Annual Theology Conference (hbu.edu/theologyconference) last spring, we had a number of lively speakers and papers about The Church in Early Christianity. One of our plenary speakers was John Barclay, an eminent NT scholar from Durham University. His lecture reveals the highest level of scholarship which is also accessible to non-specialists.

As explained last week, our next Theology Conference (hbu.edu/theologyconference) will be in February. Definitely plan to attend and to bring others.

Do also come hear our annual A.O. Collins lecture on Thursday, October 29:
Dr. Nicholas Perrin, “From Stories to Scriptures: When Did the Gospels Become Authoritative?”
Thursday, October 29, 7:30pm, Belin Chapel

Mark Lanier: Christianity on Trial TOMORROW (Nov 6)

You’ll definitely want to mark your calendars because our good friend Mark Lanier will be giving the A.O. Collins Lecture for this fall. He will address his recently published book Christianity on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith.

This free lecture will take place on November 6 at Belin Chapel here on HBU’s campus (in the Morris Cultural Arts Center).

His lecture will begin at 7:00 pm and there will be snacks and a book signing afterwards.

We hope to see you there!

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Mark Lanier: Christianity on Trial (Nov 6)

You’ll definitely want to mark your calendars because our good friend Mark Lanier will be giving the A.O. Collins Lecture for this fall. He will address his recently published book Christianity on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith.

This free lecture will take place on November 6 at Belin Chapel here on HBU’s campus (in the Morris Cultural Arts Center).

His lecture will begin at 7:00 pm and there will be snacks and a book signing afterwards.

We hope to see you there!

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Richard Hays on Christology and Intertextuality in the Gospels

Richard B HaysAs a quick reminder, Richard Hays will be giving the A.O. Collins lectures this Thursday (4/3) and Friday (4/4) on the topic of “How the Gospel Writers Read Israel’s Scripture.” He’s speaking about the (divine) Christology of the Gospel writers through the lens of OT intertextuality.

Thursday, April 3rd 7:00 pm; Belin Chapel
“The Manger in Which Christ Lies’: Figural Readings of Israel’s Scripture”

Friday, April 4th 9:00 am; Belin Chapel
“The One Who Redeems Israel: Reading Scripture with Luke”

Richard B. Hays, Dean and the George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, is internationally recognized for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics. His scholarly work has bridged the disciplines of biblical criticism and literary studies, exploring the innovative ways in which early Christian writers interpreted Israel’s Scripture.

Richard Bauckham Tuesday Night (11/5) at HBU

RichardBauckhamJust a quick reminder that Richard Bauckham is speaking Tuesday night (11/5) at HBU on “Mark’s Topography: The Cognitive Map of a Capernaum Fisherman”.  Come see him at 7pm in Belin Chapel (Morris Cultural Arts Center).  See full details at the A.O. Collins Lectures page.

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