Gospel Conversations

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Sinopsis

Gospel Conversations takes a creative approach to attaining a deeper understanding of the gospel and what it means to us today. Our speakers are not ministers, but range from a diverse community of Christian thinkers who lead their various fields of knowledge in history, design thinking, theology, philosophy, and organisational leadershipamong others. Each month we host a live event in Sydney, then publish it as a podcast.

Episodios

  • Mark Strom: Paul and the Open Society

    22/09/2014 Duración: 01h57min

    Last month Mark began his series building the picture of the apostle Paul’s extraordinary contribution to the shape of western thought and society. These are legacies in which we all live whatever our convictions. This month Mark focuses on how grace opened the way for a society without the markers of ethnicity, gender, status or religion, marked instead by love and gifting. Mark will also outline why he reads Paul, contrary to many scholars, as a radical advocate on behalf of women.

  • Mark Strom: Paul and the Open Cosmos (Part 2)

    15/09/2014 Duración: 49min

    More and more philosophers recognise that the three giants of classical thought, and the shapers of western thought down to our day, are Plato, Aristotle and—Paul. In large part, Plato and Aristotle refined and codified a tradition much older than themselves. But Paul represents the great turning point of western thought away from the hold of classical tradition.In three recent seminal talks, Professor Edwin Judge demonstrated how the story of Jesus implied three great shifts:from Closed Cosmos to Open Cosmosfrom Closed Society to Open Societyfrom Closed Heart to Open HeartIn three further sessions Mark, who studied with Edwin, will show how Paul’s translation of the Gospel affected these three shifts. Taking Paul out of the religious framework where many have boxed him, Mark will help us appreciate the vast, pervasive, and revolutionary impact he has had on the whole world, not just Christianity. Mark will base his sessions on Paul’s extraordinary letter to his friends living within the shadow of Caesar in R

  • Mark Strom: Paul and the Open Cosmos (Part 1)

    26/08/2014 Duración: 56min

    More and more philosophers recognise that the three giants of classical thought, and the shapers of western thought down to our day, are Plato, Aristotle and—Paul. In large part, Plato and Aristotle refined and codified a tradition much older than themselves. But Paul represents the great turning point of western thought away from the hold of classical tradition.In three recent seminal talks, Professor Edwin Judge demonstrated how the story of Jesus implied three great shifts:from Closed Cosmos to Open Cosmosfrom Closed Society to Open Societyfrom Closed Heart to Open HeartIn three further sessions Mark, who studied with Edwin, will show how Paul’s translation of the Gospel affected these three shifts. Taking Paul out of the religious framework where many have boxed him, Mark will help us appreciate the vast, pervasive, and revolutionary impact he has had on the whole world, not just Christianity. Mark will base his sessions on Paul’s extraordinary letter to his friends living within the shadow of Caesar in R

  • Rikk Watts: Mark's Gospel (Part 4)

    16/07/2014 Duración: 44min

    This month we welcome Rikk Watts from Regent College, Canada to talk on Mark's Gospel. In Gospel Conversations, we like to peel back the layers and get close to the core of what we believe. You can’t get closer to the core than Mark’s Gospel—the shortest and the first of the four biographies of Jesus. It used to be viewed as the simplest and least sophisticated of the gospels but that has changed in recent times, and now Mark is viewed more and more as a great literary text in its own right. Rikk Watts is one key thinker leading this new appreciation of Mark and of Mark's role, in giving the world its greatest every story.But can we believe the story?Is it myth or history?And if we can believe it, how do we read it intelligently?How can we get back behind two thousand years of culture to read like the world Mark wrote it for?How do we get a new conversation going with Mark's gospel?Most importantly what does Mark tell us about Jesus?Does he really claim that Jesus was the Son of God? If so, what did he mean b

  • Rikk Watts: Mark's Gospel (Part 3) Q and A

    16/07/2014 Duración: 45min

    This month we welcome Rikk Watts from Regent College, Canada to talk on Mark's Gospel. In Gospel Conversations, we like to peel back the layers and get close to the core of what we believe. You can’t get closer to the core than Mark’s Gospel—the shortest and the first of the four biographies of Jesus. It used to be viewed as the simplest and least sophisticated of the gospels but that has changed in recent times, and now Mark is viewed more and more as a great literary text in its own right. Rikk Watts is one key thinker leading this new appreciation of Mark and of Mark's role, in giving the world its greatest every story.But can we believe the story?Is it myth or history?And if we can believe it, how do we read it intelligently?How can we get back behind two thousand years of culture to read like the world Mark wrote it for?How do we get a new conversation going with Mark's gospel?Most importantly what does Mark tell us about Jesus?Does he really claim that Jesus was the Son of God? If so, what did he mean b

  • Rikk Watts: Mark's Gospel (Part 3)

    16/07/2014 Duración: 59min

    This month we welcome Rikk Watts from Regent College, Canada to talk on Mark's Gospel. In Gospel Conversations, we like to peel back the layers and get close to the core of what we believe. You can’t get closer to the core than Mark’s Gospel—the shortest and the first of the four biographies of Jesus. It used to be viewed as the simplest and least sophisticated of the gospels but that has changed in recent times, and now Mark is viewed more and more as a great literary text in its own right. Rikk Watts is one key thinker leading this new appreciation of Mark and of Mark's role, in giving the world its greatest every story.But can we believe the story?Is it myth or history?And if we can believe it, how do we read it intelligently?How can we get back behind two thousand years of culture to read like the world Mark wrote it for?How do we get a new conversation going with Mark's gospel?Most importantly what does Mark tell us about Jesus?Does he really claim that Jesus was the Son of God? If so, what did he mean b

  • Rikk Watts: Mark's Gospel (Part 2)

    16/07/2014 Duración: 01h06min

    This month we welcome Rikk Watts from Regent College, Canada to talk on Mark's Gospel. In Gospel Conversations, we like to peel back the layers and get close to the core of what we believe. You can’t get closer to the core than Mark’s Gospel—the shortest and the first of the four biographies of Jesus. It used to be viewed as the simplest and least sophisticated of the gospels but that has changed in recent times, and now Mark is viewed more and more as a great literary text in its own right. Rikk Watts is one key thinker leading this new appreciation of Mark and of Mark's role, in giving the world its greatest every story.But can we believe the story?Is it myth or history?And if we can believe it, how do we read it intelligently?How can we get back behind two thousand years of culture to read like the world Mark wrote it for?How do we get a new conversation going with Mark's gospel?Most importantly what does Mark tell us about Jesus?Does he really claim that Jesus was the Son of God? If so, what did he mean b

  • Rikk Watts: Mark's Gospel (Part 1)

    16/07/2014 Duración: 01h20min

    This month we welcome Rikk Watts from Regent College, Canada to talk on Mark's Gospel. In Gospel Conversations, we like to peel back the layers and get close to the core of what we believe. You can’t get closer to the core than Mark’s Gospel—the shortest and the first of the four biographies of Jesus. It used to be viewed as the simplest and least sophisticated of the gospels but that has changed in recent times, and now Mark is viewed more and more as a great literary text in its own right. Rikk Watts is one key thinker leading this new appreciation of Mark and of Mark's role, in giving the world its greatest every story.But can we believe the story?Is it myth or history?And if we can believe it, how do we read it intelligently?How can we get back behind two thousand years of culture to read like the world Mark wrote it for?How do we get a new conversation going with Mark's gospel?Most importantly what does Mark tell us about Jesus?Does he really claim that Jesus was the Son of God? If so, what did he mean b

  • The Open Heart: How Jesus influenced what it means to be a human being

    17/06/2014 Duración: 01h12min

    Edwin Judge interviewed by Tony-Golsby-Smith:What does it mean to be a human being?What does it mean to be a good human being?Edwin will challenge some of our basic assumptions around these 2 central questions. He will challenge the view that the immortality of the soul is a basic Christian belief and the view that all values are much the same and arise from mere common sense.

  • Compulsory Freedom? The Gospel's impact on society

    13/05/2014 Duración: 01h53min

    Dr Tony Golsby-Smith interviews Professor Edwin Judge on the history of the open society that we take for granted. He argues that without understanding the origin of our freedom, we are in danger of losing it.

  • Science and Faith: How the Gospel shifted our view of reality

    01/04/2014 Duración: 01h25min

    This month Tony Golsby-Smith interviews Edwin Judge. As one of Australia’s most admired History professors, Edwin offers us an invaluable perspective on one of the most important and misunderstood topics of our time—the fraught relationship between science and faith. He turns the tables upside down on the commonly accepted view that the Greeks gave us science but Christianity screwed that up with the myths of faith. This rich philosophical talk is a must for anyone who suspects that you can believe without losing your mind… but would like some more facts to be sure.

  • Tzimtzum: Jesus the Ultimate Tzimtzum (Part 3)

    01/03/2014 Duración: 01h06min

    Ron finishes his series on Tzimtzum with a stunning and simple talk on Jesus as the ultimate expression of God's 'Tzimtzum' character. But Tzimtzum is about more than character—it is about how God works. So Ron paints a gorgeous picture of Jesus as Governor of the created order—and our invitation to sit beside him. This is rare and profound material. Ron's framework of God could well have spared the early church their vexed debates on exactly what the 'divinity' of Jesus means.

  • Tzimtzum: Mystery Revealed (Part 2)

    06/12/2013 Duración: 01h24min

    Ron continues his talk on Tzimtzum. With an introduction from Tony, we look for an articulation of the wonder of what Christ has done with a logic that is not rooted in sin and redemption.

  • Tzimtzum: Positive Meaning of the Cross (Part 1)

    03/11/2013 Duración: 01h04min

    This talk will expand your horizons and blow your minds—in a good way. Ron, building on his Jewish heritage, begins with Job and the complexity of life. It isn't straightforward or fair. He then traces how the great Jewish thinkers combed through the OT for centuries looking for answers to Job's big questions. They came up with the brilliant concept of 'Tzimtzum' around the 11th century AD. In essence—it means God's greatness manifests itself in containment and concealment, not explosive 'power'. Elijah's still small voice. We finish with a picture of God that seems to point straight to Jesus and the mystery of the Cross. You will have to listen a couple of times!!

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