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"Ecumenism in a Post-Christian Society" Austin Graduate School of Theology – First Things Lecture

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on September 11, 2018 at 10:55 AM

 

I am pleased to announce the fourth annual Austin Graduate School of Theology – First Things Lecture, to be held in Austin, Texas, on Monday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m.  This year’s speaker will be Ephraim Radner.  Radner is Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College, an evangelical seminary of the Anglican tradition at the University of Toronto.

Austin Graduate School of Theology is excited to cooperate in this lecture once again with First Things, which is one of the most widely read and influential religious journals in the United States.  As an ecumenical endeavor—featuring regular contributions from Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and evangelical Protestant writers—the publication shares many of the same concerns dear to the original Restoration Movement.  The journal also shares much in common with Austin Grad in particular, whose mission is to promote knowledge, understanding, and practice of the Christian faith by equipping Christians and churches for service in the Kingdom of God.

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Topics: About Austin Grad, First Things Lecture, Events

Join us for a guest lecture: The Reign of God in the Book of Daniel

Posted by Dawn Bond on April 2, 2018 at 9:47 AM

At noon on Wednesday, April 4, Austin Graduate School of Theology will host a brown-bag lecture by Dr. Choon-Leong Seow, Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt University on the topic “The Reign of God in the Book of Daniel.”

Everyone interested in the subject is welcome to bring a lunch and join us in the Hocott Student Commons.

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Topics: About Austin Grad, Scripture Passage, Old Testament, Biblical Narrative

Philosophy of Religion

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on March 8, 2018 at 9:43 AM

Aristotle began his Metaphysics with the observation that people first began to philosophize out of wonder or marveling (thaumazein). 

On those rare occasions that we late modern folks find an opportunity to contemplate things away from the noise, screens, and other distractions, we, too, might experience that same ineffable sense of wonder that motivated the ancient philosophers.  We may find that the universe presents itself to us as a question.  Even when we are confident about its answer (namely, God), the solution itself may raise other questions or puzzles.

Although questions of these sorts can be addressed in any theological discipline, the discipline of philosophy of religion  is especially suited for such questions.  

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Topics: About Austin Grad, Philosophy of Religion

Grace and Peace: Remembering the Kingdom Work of David Worley

Posted by Dawn Bond on December 5, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Grace and Peace: Essays in Memory of David Worley is a compilation of biographical essays honoring the life of a remarkable man. A man, that I must admit, I did not know before reading this commemorative work. Edited by Thomas H. Olbricht and Stan Reid, this compilation was penned by 18 very different authors – all of whom knew David well. An honest and intimate look at one man’s life, this book is a collection of memories to be preserved and passed on for the benefit of those who grieve him now, as well as those who never knew him.

As the back cover indicates, “David Worley was an extraordinary man of many talents and interests.” In reading this work, I understand that David, like so many of us, wore many hats: husband, father, teacher, administrator, mentor, missionary, and visionary. Each of these essays gives testimony to these different facets of David’s life by those who experienced it.

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Topics: About Austin Grad, On-Topic Today, Personal, Teaching Moment

A Cloud of Witnesses: A Centennial History of Austin Grad

Posted by Dr. Libby Weed on October 31, 2017 at 9:30 AM

 

Maggiano’s Little Italy bustled with activity on Thursday, October 19, as about 180 supporters of Austin Graduate School of Theology gathered to relish delectable Italian dishes, enjoy good company and delightful entertainment, and celebrate 100 years of Austin Grad history.

In the course of the evening, those assembled heard about some highlights of the institution’s history and learned that a volume detailing Austin Grad’s century of service entitled A Cloud of Witnesses: A Centennial History of Austin Graduate School of Theology will be off the press near the end of this centennial year. This article summarizes highlights of that history.


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