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Alan Torrance: Being in Christ

Alan Torrance

Alan Torrance: Being in Christ

How should the work of Christ affect our lives and relationships?

(26.6 minutes)
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Alan Torrance

Alan J. Torrance is professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. His work includes Persons in Communion: Trinitarian Description and Human Participation and The Theological Grounds for Advocating Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Sociopolitical Realm. He earned his doctorate at theology at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany.

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Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. “Christ took our alienated, sinful, fallen humanity and healed and transformed it.” Please share your thoughts on this.

2. The phrase “in Christ” was said to characterize participation. What does this mean to you?

3. Dr. Torrance emphasized the spirit of reconciliation as defining the Christian life. Why?

4. In what ways may we “image, reflect, and correspond to who God is in all that we are”?

5. How do you understand, “In everything we do, the aim, the goal, must be shalom”?

6. Torrance said that pride was the main cause of division in the body of Christ. Your thoughts?

7. “Institutionalism” was cited as a major hindrance to ecumenism. How can this be overcome?

8. “Within families people should be liberated to be free to be themselves, to know what it is to be loved.” What does this mean to you personally?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

J. Michael Feazell: Paul wrote to the Colossians that God was in Christ reconciling all things to himself. What are the implications of that for how human beings live together?

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Alan Torrance: God's Wrath, Hell, and the Role of Science

Alan Torrance

Alan Torrance: God's Wrath, Hell, and the Role of Science

The wrath of God and hell come about because of God's love. Good science indicates God's existence.

(30.0 minutes)
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Alan Torrance

Alan J. Torrance is professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. His work includes Persons in Communion: Trinitarian Description and Human Participation and The Theological Grounds for Advocating Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Sociopolitical Realm. He earned his doctorate at theology at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany.

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Small group discussion guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. Why is it important that we not separate God’s wrath from his love?

2. How do you feel about the statement, “God loves the victimizer as well as the victim?”

3. Why was it emphasized that we must not project our human concepts of wrath onto God?

4. “God’s wrath must be understood in the light of his redemptive purpose”—any thoughts?

5. How do you understand hell in the sense of “alienation from God?”

6. Please comment on, “hell is populated by people who are loved and forgiven by God.”

7. Why do you think people assume that death in this life is the cutoff point for salvation?

8. What do you think about good science being described as a “wonderful gift of God?”

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

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Alan Torrance: Grace Leads to Godly Living

Alan Torrance

Alan Torrance: Grace Leads to Godly Living

Dr. Torrance talks with Mike Feazell about what the Incarnation means to us and how grace leads us to godly living.

(31.3 minutes)
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Biography:
Alan Torrance

Alan J. Torrance is professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. His work includes Persons in Communion: Trinitarian Description and Human Participation and The Theological Grounds for Advocating Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Sociopolitical Realm. He earned his doctorate at theology at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany.

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If you are interested in learning more about Trinitarian theology, check out Grace Communion Seminary. It's accredited, affordable, and 100 percent online.

Introduction: Welcome to a special edition of You’re Included, recorded in the ancient Scottish city of St. Andrews. St. Andrews is the home of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university, founded in 1413. St. Andrews enjoys a reputation as one of the finest institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom. It is the home of St. Mary’s College, the university’s renowned divinity school. In St.

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