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God of Abraham, God of love: Trinity and Atonement (click here)

Exploring the Roots of God’s Love Expressed Between the Father and the Son Extended to Us

  • 4/23/2016 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Author: Steve Schlichter
  • Number of views: 5929

God of Abraham, God of Love: Trinity and Atonement

Speakers: Ken Bresser and Jon Frazier

Location:Dearborn Covenant Church, 18575 Outer Dr.

*Pre-registration thru the website is highly recommended for $12.  Cost at the door is $25.

On True Legends, by Tom Gilson

Some say that Jesus was either Lord, liar or lunatic. What if we add 'legend' to the mix?

by Tom Gilson—

There are many challenges to the four gospels' authenticity and historical accuracy. The following article by Tom Gilson addresses these challenges with a unique perspective on the stuff of legend.

(summary abridged)

"'A man claiming to be God', says C.S. Lewis, 'could hardly be good unless he really was God.' If Jesus was not the Lord..." [then what?] This argument is beautiful in its simplicity: It calls for no deep familiarity with New Testament theology or history, only knowledge of the Gospels themselves, and some understanding of human nature. The questions have changed since Lewis wrote that...Today's skepticism runs deeper than that. The skeptics' line now is that...that the whole story of Jesus, or at least significant portions of it, is nothing more than legend.

"Christians have responded with arguments hinging on the correct dates for the composition of the Gospels, the identities of their authors, external corroborating evidence, and the like. All this has been enormously helpful, but one could wish for a more Lewis-like approach to that new l-word, legend—that is, for a way of recognizing the necessary truthfulness of the Gospels from their internal content alone.

"Lewis was always more at home looking at the evidence of the Gospels themselves than at the historical circumstances surrounding them. In one classic essay (variously titled "Fern-Seed and Elephants" or "Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism," depending on where you find it) he delineates the Gospels as true "reportage" rather than fable, and concludes, "The reader who doesn't see this has simply not learned to read."

*This excellent article was originally published in Touchstone Magazine. You can read the complete article by pressing the Read More button. You can read many more of Tom's articles, books and blog posts in his own website, The Thinking Christian:

Was Jesus a Legend?...The Gospel Truth of Jesus and the Narratives

The Unique Selflessness of Jesus and a Literary Criteria for Examining the Veracity of the New Testament, especially the Gospel Narratives

  • 5/21/2016 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Author: Steve Schlichter
  • Number of views: 5970

The Unique Selflessness of Jesus and a Literary Criteria for Examining the Veracity of the New Testament, especially the Gospel Narratives

Speakers: Wissam Al-Aethawi and David Wood 

Location: Dearborn Covenant Church, 18575 Outer Dr.

Islam, Freewill, and the Theologian of Glory

Martin Luther describes two very different ways to justify ourselves before God

Islam and the Fall of Man

The Quran includes a version of the story of the fall of Adam (Surah 7). Adam and Eve sinned but they asked Allah for forgiveness. He punished them with a mortal life on earth until the resurrection. Since they were forgiven, we can be forgiven. Islam teaches that man is born in a state of submission to God and through submission to God, he can be righteous. His failings can be forgiven. Martin Luther describes this type of theology as a theology of glory.

Have We Corrupted the Bible?

The Threat of Dynamic Equivalence (Idiomatic) Translations to the Integrity of the Scriptures and Doctrine

  • 8/20/2016 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Author: Steve Schlichter
  • Number of views: 5388

Have We Corrupted the Bible?

Speakers: Adam Simnowitz and Sam Alvarado

Location: Brightmoor Christian Church, 40800 W. 13 Mile Rd., Novi, MI


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