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Dr. Fowl took questions at the close of the Palmer Lecture. Dr. Daniel Castelo, Associate Professor of Dogmatic and Constructive Theology at SPS, brought up the topics of fasting and theological anthropology. Dr. Fowl commented that fasting both sharpens our attentiveness to hearing what God is calling us to do and enriches our enjoyment when the fast is over.
Read the full Q&A portion here.
"Since 1978, the Palmer Lecture series has sought "to bring the best minds and hearts in Wesleyan theology and biblical studies to campus to discuss the Christian faith from a Wesleyan perspective.” This year’s lecturer, Dr. Stephen Fowl is SPU’s scholar in residence for the academic year. This year’s Palmer Lecture is entitled, How to Eat Until We are Full: Idolatry and Ways to Avoid It. Much of Scripture’s reflection on idolatry is in the prophets, Fowl says. When a prophet comes on the scene, things are already in a pretty bad way. Unless we are vastly different than our forefathers, then we too can be blinded by our other-than-god pursuits and unwilling to confess to our waywardness."
"I received a thoughtful reply to my recent blog post, titled “Is Membership in the Church a Requisite for Saving Faith?” posted on January 20, 2015. My correspondent wrote, '[I]t seems churches continue to struggle with declining attendance among young people, but anecdotally, I find so many adults also seem to struggle with going to church these days. You’re answering a different question in [your post], but while reading it I found myself wanting you to answer the question, 'Why should Christians not give up on church?''"
To find out Dr. Steele's response, click here for the full post.
If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, Seattle Pacific Seminary invites you to explore your calling and vocation at Discernment Weekend on February 20 and 21.
Discernment Weekend offers a day and a half of teaching, prayer, discussion, thoughtful challenge, worship, fellowship, and food with Seattle Pacific Seminary faculty, and students, along with others who are considering seminary.
"O Come, O Come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel who mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appears. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to the O Israel. We, the gathered in First Free’s sanctuary, are led by a 14-person worship team, sing after a welcome by SPU’s Chaplain Bo Lim, Dean of the School of Theology Doug Strong and Director of the John Perkins Center Tali Hairston. Ransom us, indeed, O Lord. How long will we be captivated by systems that benefit some at the expense of many? Lonely exile, indeed, Lord. How long will our black sisters and brothers be exiled from justice and thus of peace? Rejoice? Rejoicing is the hard choice we make in hope: You are who You say You are so we wait for You."