Kingdom Treasures, Part 4

By Jason HilesDean, College of Theology In three prior posts I have touched on some principles that I have described as “Kingdom Treasures” because they amount to unique resources that the Christian worldview offers for a life of faith, hope, and love. These treasures are of great value in times of difficulty and suffering. InContinue reading “Kingdom Treasures, Part 4”

Kingdom Treasures, Part 3

By Jason HilesDean, College of Theology Contrary to what we might expect, the challenges that we face are often of great value in terms of shaping our character (James 1:2-4). Consequently, it is often important to recognize that the things that interrupt our lives and challenge us can actually be the very things that GodContinue reading “Kingdom Treasures, Part 3”

Kingdom Treasures, Part 1

By Jason HilesDean, College of Theology We have experienced some unique challenges this year along with some unforeseen opportunities. On one hand we are facing a global pandemic, we just passed through a contentious election season, and we’re experiencing conflict from coast to coast. We’re also connecting by YouTube, Zoom, and phone at least asContinue reading “Kingdom Treasures, Part 1”

Justice in Biblical Perspective, Part 2

The One Foundation Dialogue Series resumed today with a panel discussion of “Justice in Biblical Perspective.” This session continued the previous discussion about the biblical vision for justice and alternative conceptions of justice within non-Christian worldviews. Dialogue within this session explores practical ways that Christ followers can begin to strive for personal justice and promoteContinue reading “Justice in Biblical Perspective, Part 2”

Justice in Biblical Perspective, Part 1

The One Foundation Dialogue Series resumed today with a panel discussion of “Justice in Biblical Perspective.” Justice is pervasive in the biblical narrative. Within Scripture God is revealed as a just God who requires justice from his people and who will ultimately ensure that justice is one day a reality on earth just as itContinue reading “Justice in Biblical Perspective, Part 1”

Kingdom Diversity, Part 2

The One Foundation Dialogue Series resumed today with a panel discussion of “Kingdom Diversity.” This session continued the previous discussion about the biblical vision for diversity within God’s Kingdom. Dialogue within this session will explored practical ways that Christ followers can begin to live into the reality that Jesus Christ has broken down the “wallContinue reading “Kingdom Diversity, Part 2”

Kingdom Diversity, Part 1

The One Foundation Dialogue Series resumed today with a panel discussion of “Kingdom Diversity.” From beginning to end, the Bible demonstrates that God loves people from every nation, tribe, and language regardless of the various identities that tend to divide us (race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, class, etc.). In the midst of many divisive factorsContinue reading “Kingdom Diversity, Part 1”

Christian Civility & Public Discourse

The One Foundation Dialogue Series resumed today with a panel discussion of “Christian Civility and Public Discourse.” During the course of another contentious presidential election process, the diversity of political opinion and opinions about other topics has drawn attention to the notion of civil discourse. For Christians, discourse about politics and other topics represents oneContinue reading “Christian Civility & Public Discourse”

Character Formation in Times of Difficulty

The One Foundation Dialogue Series began today with a panel discussion of “Character Formation in Times of Difficulty.” The global pandemic of 2020 gives rise to questions about God’s purposes in the midst of difficulty and suffering. This month’s session explored the ways in which God works in the midst of suffering and pain toContinue reading “Character Formation in Times of Difficulty”