Theology Update

Christian Doctrine and the Old Testament

Can Christians interpret the Old Testament through the lens of Christian theology? The Sunday class has begun to do just that, looking at a series of stories from the Old Testament to see how they illuminate classic Christian theological doctrines.

How to be a sinner

In a special Lenten program, on Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Peter Bouteneff of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary reflects on the language of guilt and sin common to much Christian prayer. While not without its risks, a faithful Christian understanding of a “sinner identity” is in fact a prerequisite for the good news of the gospel message, and can help lead the believer into the way of Christ’s mercy, grace, and salvation. Of Dr. Bouteneff’s new book on the topic, Rowan Williams writes, “This excellent book combines a solid theological perspective, fully informed by the depths of the Christian spiritual tradition, with a vigorous and very contemporary insight into a culture that has largely forgotten what sin means.”