Title: "A Man, The Man, Now Perfect Man"
Abstract: In John 18:37c, Jesus tells Pilate, “Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” Are we listening to Jesus regarding his self descriptions? In John 8:40 Jesus says, “… now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God… .” (NKJ) Can we take Jesus at his words, that he is a human being who is the uniquely born one (monogenes) who is also called the Son of God? This individual is similar to “dirt made” son of God, Adam, Luke 3:38. He is the “second Adam”, but the way man was intended to be and perfected by God in resurrection and being seated at God’s right hand. From the beginning, if one believes the “protoeuangelion”, it was to be a human being, the “seed of the woman” who would be our deliverer to “crush the serpent’s head.” It was not an angel, not a God/god come down, but a human being that would rescue us. To Tell The Truth, this will be an exciting presentation when we ask, WILL THE REAL JESUS PLEASE STAND UP?www.atlantabiblecollege.com/1-dr-joe-martin www.coggc.org
Title: "Biblical Somatology"
Abstract: Between the apathy and reductionism of those who think our biological bodies don't matter and the vanity and superficiality of the celebrity culture that places ultimate value on appearance, the Bible offers a surprisingly lofty view of the body that engenders respect but not worship. In a world of sexual harassment, abortion, and sex reassignment surgeries, adopting a biblical somatology provides a welcome framework that both curbs destructive behaviors as well as unleashes human flourishing.www.christianmonotheism.com www.kingdomuprising.com www.restitutio.org
Title: "The Case Against Preexistence"
Abstract: Contemporary Christians too often think that the issue of Jesus's pre-human existence can be easily settled by appeal to a few favorite New Testament texts. In this talk, I will show that when one considers the whole Bible in its historical contexts, some considerations about human persons based on our God-given common sense, and the history of Christian doctrine, there is at least as strong a case against Jesus's pre-human existence.www.youtube.com/user/khanpadawan www.trinities.org/dale/
J. Dan Gill
Title: "Jesus Among the Snowflakes!"
Abstract: How would Jesus fare in today’s culture? Today, even Christians often place emphasis on personal “feelings” and “emotions” in opposition to the quest for objective truth and the thoughts of God. With that, there is now a great tendency to reinterpret Jesus in light of today’s “feely – touchy” mindset. If we let Jesus speak - what would he say to those who claim him per their particular revisioning, while at the same time disregarding his words and example?www.21stcr.org/Editor www.hgcnashville.org
Title: "You Ain’t Seen Nothin' Yet"
Abstract: “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think” Ephesians 3:20.www.godhasaplan.net
Title: "Revisiting ‘homoousios’: Origins, Intentions, and Aftermath"
Abstract: The Greek philosophical word homoousios, used at the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE to define the relationship between the Father and the Son, now represents a waymark of ‘orthodox’ Christian theology. But where did this term come from? How and why was it ever inserted into the official Nicene creed? What were the immediate consequences? This presentation aims to shed light on these perennially challenging questions by dismantling several popular theories, and by ultimately constructing a better picture of the word’s use at Nicaea.www.thegodofjesus.com www.burieddeepblog.wordpress.com
Title: "Dare to Believe"
Abstract: In this world of unprecedented skepticism toward belief in the Bible as the one inspired word of the Creator God, the Church of God and other Biblical Unitarians stand in a very unique position to address that skepticism. Our understanding of God’s purpose for humanity as embedded in the coming Kingdom of God Gospel, can give a new and growing generation of skeptics a reason to believe in the God of this Book of books. It is an unconventional approach that requires no physical proof or faith in the unknown to believe. This approach dares people to believe in something that cannot be seen, but is as close to them as their own heartbeat.www.scatteredbrethren.org
Title: "Getting the Kingdom Message into the Hearts of the Confused"
Abstract: Making disciples is hard work. It normally doesn't happen in a large group such as a worship service. I will be speaking on the importance of the Kingdom message and building solid loving relationships one on one or in small intimate groups. You have not made a true disciple until he or she becomes a disciple maker.
Title: "The Promised Land, a Paradigm for the World to Come"
Abstract: The Promised Land, the land that the LORD promised (Gen. 12:7) and gave (Josh. 21:45) to Abraham’s descendants, is not a desert. Rather, the Promised Land is marked by much variety, and is a “good land” (Deut. 1:25, 8:10) in which Israel would “lack nothing” (Deut. 8:9). God’s promise and fulfillment of land to Israel is a type or paradigm for His promise of the earth (in Hebrew, land and earth are the same word, erets) to his covenant people through Jesus. That land will be a land with much variety, a good land where God’s people will lack nothing.https://landandbible.blogspot.co.il/ https://www.facebook.com/bill.schlegel.549