Theology Roundtables present the opportunity to interact with viewpoints on complicated theological topics through a combination of presentation and discussion. The goal is to interact with a variety of views, not to agree with all the views that are presented. The ideas presented do not necessarily represent the convictions held by the church or its leaders, but are meant to be opportunities for interaction and thought.
Next Theology Roundtable
Coming Fall 2013!
Past Theology Roundtables
Our culture tells many different stories of how the world might end. From nuclear holocaust to alien invasion to biological disaster, the possibilities are fascinating. The Bible has a lot to say about what will happen as God's plans for his creation reach their culmination, but people have often disagreed on how to interpret those statements. During this roundtable presentation and discussion, we looked at some of the ways people have interpreted the end times prophecies of the Bible, explored the history and position of Peninsula Bible Church, and talked about what the end of the world has to do with our lives for today.
The prophets in the Old Testament longed for and promised a time when God's justice would be experienced on the earth. The coming of Jesus inaugurated his kingdom, but injustice is still rampant in our world. How do we as Christians engage with efforts to bring justice to this world? What should our priorities be? How should we be involved? How do we work toward justice now while we wait for Jesus to bring ultimate justice when he returns? Guest teacher, Danny Hall.Nov 4, 2012 - Violence in the Old Testament - Audio, Notes Booklet
In the Old Testament there is so much war and violence sanctioned by Yahweh. Is this the same loving God portrayed in the New Testament? Guest teacher, Dr. John Goldingay, professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, led our exploration of this complicated concept.
|Sep 23, 2012 - Creation -
"Creation" is an immense and dynamic topic. The origin and nature of the universe are matters of concern for thinking people of all stripes - philosophers, scientists, followers of various religions, random pundits. An immense and dynamic topic indeed.
|June 10, 2012 - Women in
Ministry - Audio, Notes
Women Teach Men Paper by Scott Grant.
What roles are available for women to serve in ministry and leadership? How do different groups understand the Bible's commands? What is the practice of Peninsula Bible Church? During this roundtable, we discuss three common positions on women in ministry seeking to understand the biblical basis for each and the different ways they are applied in church practice.
|Mar 25, 2012 - Atonement
- Audio and Notes
How does Jesus dying on the cross save us? Are you interested in gaining a better biblical and historical understanding of the atonement? During this roundtable, we discuss three categories of atonement theories and five prominent biblical themes of the atonement.