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Cherith Fee Nordling: Image Bearers for God

Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling

Cherith Fee Nordling: Image Bearers for God

From the beginning God has wanted his people to bear his image.

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Cherith Fee Nordling

Cherith Fee Nordling earned her PhD from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She has written Knowing and Naming the Triune God: Elizabeth Johnson and Karl Barth in Conversation and she is one of the authors of Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms. She is now Associate Professor of Theology at Northern Seminary. For all four interviews in one PDF file, click here.

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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 to view the more obscure biblical passages in light of the clear ones?

2. How does reading the Bible in context help us prevent our own “privatized Christianity”?

3. Jesus’ parables express God’s unconditional love. Why are they often interpreted negatively?

4. Why is it important to know what the biblical writers were saying to their original audiences?

5. Why are literary forms and figures of speech vital considerations for biblical interpretation?

6. How does Trinitarian theology help us appreciate the Bible’s unfolding story of redemption?

7. Dr. Nordling said, “Every time God says ‘no’ it’s so that his ‘yes’ can be what it is.” Your thoughts?

8. Why is grasping the whole story of redemption better than asking, “But what about that?”

A few 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.

JMF: One objection we often hear about Trinitarian theology, and the idea that God loves everyone, goes along this line: If God hates one person, then he doesn’t love everyone, and Scripture specifically says that God hated Esau. He loved Jacob and he hated Esau. How do we respond to that?

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Cherith Fee Nordling: What Jesus' Humanity Means for Us

Cherith Fee Nordling

Cherith Fee Nordling: What Jesus' Humanity Means for Us

Jesus is truly human, and that shows us what it means for us to be truly human.

(30.6 minutes)
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Cherith Fee Nordling

Cherith Fee Nordling earned her PhD from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She has written Knowing and Naming the Triune God: Elizabeth Johnson and Karl Barth in Conversation and she is one of the authors of Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms. She is now Associate Professor of Theology at Northern Seminary. For all four interviews in one PDF file, click here.

Learn More:

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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.

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 so critical for a believer to think through the implications of who Jesus really is?

2. The humanity of Jesus was emphasized in the interview. Why does this actually matter?

3. What does Dr. Nordling’s term, “whole person” mean to you?

4. Can you think of some ways that you have tried to “negate” your own true humanity?

5. In what ways can we serve to “personalize” rather than “objectify” other people?

6. How do you understand God’s incarnation as “healing” the human condition? 

7. What was meant by Cherith’s statement, “We have been called to practice resurrection (life)”?

8. Cite specific examples of how we participate in God’s “new creation” in our daily lives.

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.

JMF: You’re working on two books in the final stages of production. Could you tell us about the second one?

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Cherith Fee Nordling: What Will the Resurrected Body Be Like?

Cherith Fee Nordling

Cherith Fee Nordling: What Will the Resurrected Body Be Like?

Dr. Nordling talks with Mike Feazell about the nature of the resurrected body and the significance of Jesus becoming fully human.

(29.1 minutes)
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Biography:
Cherith Fee Nordling

Cherith Fee Nordling earned her PhD from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She has written Knowing and Naming the Triune God: Elizabeth Johnson and Karl Barth in Conversation and she is one of the authors of Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms. She is now Associate Professor of Theology at Northern Seminary. For all four interviews in one PDF file, click here.

Learn More:

Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

If you'd like to support this ministry, click here.

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

For the first interview with Dr. Nordling, click here.

Grace Communion International presents You're Included --
the good news of Jesus Christ. Our host is Dr. J. Michael Feazell.

JMF: You’ve done work on the need to see Jesus not only in the past as fully God and fully human, but even now as fully God and fully human.

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Cherith Fee Nordling: What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Cherith Fee Nordling

Cherith Fee Nordling: What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Dr. Nordling talks with Mike Feazell about the humanity of Jesus Christ, and what it means to be human.

(29.6 minutes)
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Biography:
Cherith Fee Nordling

Cherith Fee Nordling earned her PhD from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She has written Knowing and Naming the Triune God: Elizabeth Johnson and Karl Barth in Conversation and she is one of the authors of Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms. She is now Associate Professor of Theology at Northern Seminary. For all four interviews in one PDF file, click here.

Learn More:

Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

If you'd like to support this ministry, click here.

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

Click here for the second interview with Dr. Nordling. She talks with Mike Feazell about the nature of the resurrected body and the significance of Jesus becoming fully human.

JMF: Our guest today is Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling, [now Associate Professor of Theology at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Lombard, Illinois]. An ordained minister, preacher and popular lecturer, Dr. Nordling is author of numerous articles including, “Being Saved as a New Creation,” “Karl Barth and the Pietists,” and “Becoming Who We Are: Incarnation, Identity and Vocation.” Her first book [is Knowing God by Name: A Conversation between Elizabeth A. Johnson and Karl Barth, published by Peter Lang in 2010].

Thanks for joining us today.

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