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Theology Seminar Session 1: Doctrinal Overview

In this video, Dr. Thomas White, President of Cedarville University, addresses CU faculty about specific details concerning biblical integration and why theology is so essential and foundational to every academic discipline on campus. As an initiative of the Center for Biblical Integration, this talk serves as the inaugural Theology Seminar, giving an overview for the remainder of the year.

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Theology Seminar Session 2: Theology and Worldview

It is crucial as we teach in our respective disciplines that we understand the meaning of terms like “theology” and “worldview” and how these two items relate to one another. In this session Dr. Jeremy Kimble, Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Biblical Integration, unpacks the importance and relationship of theology and worldview in thinking Christianly in academia. As an initiative of the Center for Biblical Integration, this talk is the second of six Theology Seminars being offered to Cedarville faculty fall of 2019.

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Theology Seminar Session 3: Revelation

The doctrine of revelation is an essential aspect of theology to understand when thinking of how God has made Himself known to us through various means. While speaking briefly on the topic of general revelation (God makes Himself known to all by means of creation and conscience, though it is suppressed by unbelieving humanity), Dr. Joshua Kira delves more specifically into special revelation, looking especially at the character of Scripture. Dr. Kira ends his presentation with a practical look at how the doctrine of revelation impacts various academic disciplines. As an initiative of the Center for Biblical Integration, this talk is the third of six Theology Seminars being offered to Cedarville faculty fall of 2019.

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Theology Seminar Session 4: Hermeneutics

The doctrine of revelation and Scripture shows us the character of God's Word, that is inspired, inerrant, infallible, and authoritative. That understanding demands an attentiveness to the text of Scripture that yields a right interpretation of what is said. In this Theology Seminar, Dr. Ched Spellman, Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, addresses key facets of biblical interpretation that will lead to an accurate understanding of the text of Scripture. As an initiative of the Center for Biblical Integration, this talk is the fourth of six Theology Seminars being offered to Cedarville faculty fall of 2019.

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Theology Seminar Session 5: God and Creation

The doctrines of God and creation are essential matters for our consideration in Christian theology. In this Theology Seminar, Dr. J.R. Gilhooly, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology and Director of the Honors Program, discusses the Creator-creature distinction from a biblical-theological vantage point and how it has bearing on our understanding of ontology, axiology, and epistemology. As an initiative of the Center for Biblical Integration, this talk is the fifth of six Theology Seminars being offered to Cedarville faculty fall of 2019.

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Theology Seminar Session 6: Humanity and Sin

Confusion abounds in our present cultural context regarding the identification of what humanity is, how we are to live as humans in this world, as well as the kind of morality by which humanity should live. Scripture brings clarity and truth to such discussions, offering us a robust vision of who God made us to be, our fall into sin, and our redemption in Christ, the image of God. In this lecture Dr. Billy Marsh details these doctrinal points, offering a cogent vision of humanity and sin as spoken of in Scripture. This lecture will be of great benefit to gain greater understanding in these areas so as to address many common questions that we often face. As an initiative of the Center for Biblical Integration, this talk is the sixth of six Theology Seminars being offered to Cedarville faculty fall of 2019. Presentation

Theology Seminar Session 7: Person and Work of Christ

All of theology is interconnected, our understanding of one area will inevitably affect and shape other theological convictions. Having looked at revelation, God, creation, humanity, and sin last semester we now move forward to other key theological themes. First, we will look at the person and work of Jesus Christ. These topics are crucial in that Christ’s person and work serve as the climax of prophecy, the means of our salvation, and shape the way we view all of life. As an initiative of the Center for Biblical Integration, this talk is the seventh of 11 Theology Seminars being offered to Cedarville faculty during the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Academic year. Presentation

Theology Seminar Session 8: Salvation

Everyone in the world understands there is brokenness and all are striving for a solution to the problem. Christians have a unique perspective on the theological theme of salvation, which presupposes the triune God of the Bible, as well as the sinfulness of humanity, and claims that our only hope of eternal life is through repentance and faith in Jesus. The speaker for this seminar is Dr. Jason Lee, Dean, School of Biblical and Theological Studies, Professor of Theological Studies. As an initiative of the Center for Biblical Integration, this talk is the eighth of 11 Theology Seminars being offered to Cedarville faculty during the Fa19/Sp20 Academic year.

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Theology Seminar Session 9: Church

When Christ ascended to heaven he had told his disciples that he would build his church, his bride and body. The church, the people of God comprised of believing Jews and Gentiles, is a key means to our growth in godliness and serves as a reminder of the end of the storyline Scripture portrays, where God will be the God of a particular people forever. The speaker for this seminar is Dr. Thomas White, President and Professor of Theology. As an initiative of the Center for Biblical Integration, this talk is the ninth of 11 Theology Seminars being offered to Cedarville faculty during the Fa19/Sp20 Academic year.

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