Conversation on the NT: Canonicity and Reliability, Part 3

Wednesday, October 24th, 7:30pm, ECC Room 18.

Dr. Steven Lulich will lead part three of our conversation on the New Testament and the formation of the canon. This week Dr. Lulich will guide an exploration of early church figures such as Origen, Irenaus and Tertullian (follow links for readings) and how the understood and contribute to the formation of the canon.

Audio from past lectures can be found on the Past Lectures page. Also past reading can be found on the blog posts for each lecture.

Audio From Part 2 of Conversation on NT Canonicity and Reliability

NT CONVERSATIONSDr. Steven Lulich led an excellent exploration of the canon as it was developing in the early church. The audio is available to stream or download. To get the most out of this lecture, you may want to open the following documents, as Dr. Lulich works through each one in turn: Timeline, Eusebius Ecclesiastical History (III.24/25), Muratorian Fragment, and Early Canon Lists.

Part Three of the Conversation is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 24th, 7:30pm.

Part Two of Our Conversation on NT Canonicity and Reliability

Wednesday Night, 7:30pm, ECC Room 18.

This Wednesday, we pick up the conversation on New Testament Canonicity and Reliability. Dr. Steven Lulich will be the conversation leader this Wednesday, leading an exploration of the earliest explicit canon lists, including that of the great Early Church historian Eusebius of Caesaraea. Eusebius gives us a wonderful view not only of the books in the canon, but also of the logic behind the Church’s recognition of their canonicity in the decades before the Council of Nicaea and the conversion of Emperor Constantine. If you can, take a few minutes and read through these five pages from Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History.

The audio for part one is available for stream or download.

Chapter’s on NT for discussion.

NT CONVERSATIONSThis coming Wednesday, Bob Whitaker and Steven Lulich will kick off the discussion on the New Testament, wrestling with questions related to canonicity and reliability. Week one, the discussion will revolve around F.F. Bruce’s book, The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable. Chapter one and two are available here.

This Wednesday is the first part of a 4-part exploration of these questions and others related to the New Testament.  These conversations will be held on four Wednesday nights (September 26th, October 10 & 24, and November 7) at 7:30 pm, Room 18 at ECC.

Provocative Engagement at the Veritas Forum

Last Wednesday the Trinity Fellowship sponsored, along with several other key partners, a Veritas Forum discussion with Dr. Sam Newlands of Notre Dame and Dr. Erik Wielenberg of DePauw University.  These two philosophers presented and then engaged one another on the topic “Reckoning with Evil: A Discussion on God, Philosophy, and Hope.”  Great audience questions helped cap off what was a very good, thought provoking, and civil discussion.

Keep an eye our for future Veritas Forums as well as upcoming Trinity Fellowship Events.

 

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Panel Discussion: “Truth Claims in a Pluralistic Culture?”

Last Wednesday a panel consisting of Dr. John Beggs, Dr. Tim O’Connor and Dr. Bob Whitaker discussed the question of truth claims in our current, pluralistic culture. Each brought insights from their own field: Dr. Beggs from the sciences, Dr. O’Connor from philosophy, and Dr. Whitaker from theology (panel biographies). Each was tasked with answering two main questions: first, why are truth claims necessary, and second, how do we go about making truth claims in today’s world.

We have posted the audio from the discussion along with the Q&A (stream, download).

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