This week on Exploring Hope, Dr. Dew sits down down with our Provost here at Southeastern, Dr. Bruce Ashford. They discuss the intersection of faith and politics as he answers the question of whether or not Jesus was/is a republican. Dr. Ashford clarifies and re-frames this question that many wonder about to make it more contextually sound and helpful. He notes the transcendence of Jesus over things like partisanship, but also shares how He was profoundly political in his message and mission. Tune in to hear the whole conversation!
On this episode of the Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Jake Pratt sits down with Dr. Dew to talk about what we want to say about Scripture by making the helpful distinction between the message and the nature of scripture. Sure, we hold steadfastly to the idea that the Bible is authoritative, inerrant, true, and final. But those are all characteristics of the nature of scripture. Dr. Pratt gives us some helpful advice about conveying the message of Scripture to our culture, instead of simply plastering the claim of its truthfulness on every billboard we can find. Dr. Pratt’s expertise on the matter helps steer believers toward a helpful engagement with culture, centered around the redemptive story of scripture.
This week on the Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Bruce Little, professor of philosophy, joins Dr. Dew to talk about the intersection of Christian theology and the culture we inhabit. What models, what methodologies are used to understand the relationship between the church and culture? Which model should Christians use? Is culture what the bible is talking about when it says “the spirit of the age?” Dr. Little explains his own view and gives a helpful perspective on the balancing act that the church has to employ when engaging culture.