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Jacob’s Ladder and the Gospel

Like his grandfather Abraham, Jacob has nothing in his waking world to guarantee his role as promise-receiver and promise-bearer.  Yet God interrupts his scheming and shame to introduce him to his new world of the gospel.

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A Good Friend

Guests, Robin Lee   |   September 18, 2018   |   Old Testament, 1 Samuel   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

The special friendship between Jonathan and David is well known.  It's the type of friendship we all long for and will need especially as people entering into pastoral ministry.  
We'll look at 3 specific aspects that made their friendship so special: common passion, vulnerability/transparency, and commitment.

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Genesis 22 - Abraham’s Faith

Dr. Estelle looks at Gen. 22 and explores the exact nature of Abraham’s faith as seen in this passage and Christ as the ultimate answer to his “problem.”

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Why Study the Old Testament?

On this week's episode of Westminster Answers, Dr. Joshua Van Ee answers the question, "Why Study the Old Testament?"

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President’s Chapel

WSC President Joel Kim's closing chapel devotion of the Spring 2018 semester. 

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Psalm 138

Guests, Joel Zakahi   |   April 24, 2018   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

Graduating Senior Joel Zakahi exposits Psalm 138. 

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Rescue from Danger

Adjunct Faculty, James M. Renihan   |   April 12, 2018   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

Deliverance from sin is not the result of self-salvation. We cannot pull ourselves out of the pit. Rescue is the Action of God alone.

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The Difference Cannon Makes: diaspora as Canonical context for James and 1 Peter

Darian Lockett delivers a lecture discussing diaspora as canonical context for James and 1 Peter at the Spring 2018 WSA convocation lecture.

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Reading Scripture as Canon: Theological and Historical Commitments

Darian Lockett delivers a lecture discussing the theological and historical commitments of reading canon as scripture at the Spring 2018 WSA convocation lecture.

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Joshua Saw His Day and Rejoiced

Guests, Peter Lillback   |   February 13, 2018   |   Old Testament, Joshua   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

Just before the collapse of the walls of Jericho, the nation of Israel was circumcised and celebrated the Passover.   

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Preaching God’s Stories

Scripture’s narratives present preachers with pitfalls and privilege. Pitfalls include abstracting timeless life-lessons from the drama experienced by fleshand-blood people, and putting ourselves in the spotlight, leaving Christ in the shadow. Yet narratives offer the privilege to introduce multidimensional, broken people to the real Hero of the Big Story, the multidimensional, allsufficient Lord and Savior.

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God’s Stories and Other Stories

Good stories are never just stories. Authors by what they include and what they exclude and by how they structure their stories are doing more than developing a plot; they are making a point. Reflecting on the narratives of great literature can help us learn more from the narratives of the Bible.

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Allusion: The Interaction Among God’s Stories

How does the Bible relate to itself in its own system of cross-referencing? Now that is a BIG topic! Biblical writers frequently refer to other biblical books in a wide variety of ways: direct quote, subtle citation, allusion, or ‘echo’ or ‘reminiscence’. How allusions work in literature and biblical literature especially have not been well understood until recently. This talk will engage some of the latest theoretical work on understanding how allusions function. The first part of this talk will cover how one can develop ‘allusion competence’ when reading biblical narratives. The second part of the talk will illustrate through specific biblical examples how the archeology of allusion hunting can result in a richer understanding of biblical narratives from both Old Testament and New Testament.

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God’s Stories as Theology

The stories of Scripture provide more than just information or a broad background for understanding biblical truth. These stories not only allow us to see our doctrine in action but in many cases they actually become part of our doctrine itself

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Faculty Panel

Faculty panel question and answer session.

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