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July 21, 2019
"Light in the Dark: The Refugee Church"
Tom Albinson
Violence and hatred have forcibly displaced more people in the world than at any time since World War II. Humanitarian agencies work around the clock to help these women, children, and men physically survive. But there is a need for more than humanitarian response. Come and explore the unique and critical role of the church in the global refugee crisis.
July 14, 2019
"Ambassadors for Christ: Diplomatic Service in the Arabian Peninsula"
Tamara Shaya Hoffmann, Derek Hoffmann
NPC members Tamara Shaya Hoffmann and Derek Hoffmann share how they see their diplomatic work as part of their Christian vocation.
July 7, 2019
"Did the Exodus Happen and Does It Matter?"
Dr. Tremper Longman
The Exodus from Egypt is the foundational story of the Old Testament, but outside of the Bible there is no direct evidence that it actually happened. Yet some scholars contend that even though it may not have happened in space and time, the exodus is a powerful story of God’s rescue of his people. Did the exodus happen? Does it matter? We will also consider the question of divine violence as God uses the Red Sea to kill the Egyptian army. How can a God of love be a God of anger? Dr. Tremper Longman is an Old Testament scholar, theologian, professor and author.
June 23, 2019
"Why Race and Religion are at the Heart of America’s Identity Crisis"
Dr. Robert Jones
Dr. Robert Jones leads a conversation about why racial-religious shifts in the U.S. have led to an identity crisis among those who were previously in the majority, and how these anxieties are fueling increasing partisan polarization and culture wars.