Islam & the Cosmic Conflict, part 4

In Cosmic Conflict

In this lecture, Jerald Whitehouse will conclude the mini-series on Islam and the Cosmic Conflict. Many of us feel that Jerald’s talks have only been a beginning, a preliminary exploration. We will think of ways to do a more in-depth exploration of the topic at a later point. Read Islam …

Islam & the Cosmic Conflict, part 3

In Cosmic Conflict

In this lecture, Jerald Whitehouse describes the “Christendom Shift” in relating to the world in the years since the early church. “They [the crusades] caused Muslims great offence and inflicted on them profound and lasting psychological scars…Those who support the present ‘demonisation’ of Islam in the Western media would thus …

Models of Salvation – Part 3

In Cosmic Conflict

This is the last of John Webster’s three lectures on the atonement. In this talk, entitled “God with us”, Dr. Webster explores the “mystery of God” that is mentioned so many times in the New Testament. Here is one helpful quote that Dr. Webster read in this lecture: “In His …

Models of Salvation – Part 2

In Cosmic Conflict

In this lecture on models of the atonement, John Webster asks the important question, “What is the Gospel?” There are many different ways of describing the Good News, but most are usually phrased in a way that makes the Good News about us: The Good News is that Jesus paid …

Models of Salvation – Part 1

In Cosmic Conflict

In this insightful lecture, John Webster, Professor of Systematic Theology and Dean of the School of Religion at La Sierra University, presented an overview of the various atonement models. This is the first of three lectures on the Atonement. As a framework for this, Dr. Webster used the influential book, …

Participating in the Cosmic Conflict

In Cosmic Conflict

We talk a lot about the cosmic conflict, but the bible is clear that we are to become actual participants in this great controversy. When Jesus observed his disciples initial engagement in the cosmic conflict he said, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightening” (Luke 10:18). …

Islam & the Cosmic Conflict, part 2

In Cosmic Conflict

Jerald Whitehouse continues the guided tour on the topic Islam and the Cosmic Conflict. The questions this time: Who are we? Who are they? The notion of being the chosen people sometimes takes a beating in the Bible. Amos is one prophet who suggested a radical idea of who is …

Islam & the Cosmic Conflict, part 1

In Cosmic Conflict

Dr. Sigve Tonstad recently introduced Jerald Whitehouse and his life-long ministry in the Muslim world. We have been personally blessed to hear this dramatically different approach toward other faith communities. This is the first of Jerald’s lectures for our Cosmic Conflict Laboratory, which is held on the campus of Loma …

Charles Dickens and the City of God

In Cosmic Conflict

In this lecture, Melissa Brotton, professor of English at La Sierra University, will discuss the parallels in the Gospel of John and Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities [YouTube video, book 11]. Although one might assume the two cities Dickens writes about are London and Paris, perhaps there is …

Conversations about Job

In Cosmic Conflict

Attorney’s David Werner and Richard Reed have thought a lot about the book of Job. Richard is also a playwright and wrote a play about Job that opens with a heavenly chess match between God and Satan. In this conversation, David and Richard discuss some of the major questions from …