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Paul Louis Metzger: Consumer Christians, and God’s Love

Paul Louis Metzger

Paul Louis Metzger: Consumer Christians, and God’s Love

Dr. Metzger talks about participation in the triune life of God.

(28.3 minutes)
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Biography:
Paul Louis Metzger

Dr. Paul Louis Metzger is Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. For a PDF of all four interviews, click here. He is author of Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church,
The Word of Christ and the Word of Culture: Sacred and Secular Through the Theology of Karl Barth,
and
Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths.

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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. Please comment on the importance of viewing Christian doctrine from the “vantage point of Trinitarian thought.”

2. How does the interpersonal nature of God help us look at the Bible relationally?

3. Why is it critical to see the Kingdom as a “church community” and not just as a future event?

4. Dr. Metzger said that relationality must be at the core of kingdom community building. Why?

5. In what ways can the “contemporary consumer problem” negatively impact our spirituality?

6. Why do you think it was stressed that we get beyond the idea of “sin management?”

7.  How does participation (life in God) guard us from legalism and performance based     spirituality?

8. How did the concept, “it’s not about measuring up, it’s the measureless overflow of God’s          love in Christ,” impact you personally?

9. Please expound on Dr. Metgzer’s call to “be who you are in Christ.”

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: Thanks for joining us on another edition of You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. Our guest is Dr. Paul Louis Metzger, Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary of Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Metzger’s passion is integrating theology and spirituality with cultural sensitivity. He’s a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, and has developed a strategic ministry partnership with Dr.

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Paul Louis Metzger: Christians Engaging Contemporary Culture

Paul Louis Metzger

Paul Louis Metzger: Christians Engaging Contemporary Culture

Converted Christians will be led by the Holy Spirit to care for others, reflecting our communion within the Triune God.

(33.2 minutes)
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Biography:
Paul Louis Metzger

Dr. Paul Louis Metzger is Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. For a PDF of all four interviews, click here. He is author of Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church,
The Word of Christ and the Word of Culture: Sacred and Secular Through the Theology of Karl Barth,
and
Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths.

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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. What does “practical theology” mean to you?

2. In what ways can we become more “relational” and “communal” in our Christian walk?

3. How can a Trinitarian perspective improve one’s view toward minorities and the poor?

4. How do you understand Dr. Metzger’s concept, “beyond moralism”?

5. How can we give and serve out of gratitude instead of guilt or obligation?

6. How can we become more “missional” in our personal evangelism?

7. Briefly, share some of your thoughts on “cultural Christianity.”

8. How does fear cause some believers to adopt an antagonistic approach toward society?

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: Thanks for joining us on another edition of You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. We’re talking to Dr. Paul Louis Metzger, Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture at Multnomah biblical Seminary of Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Metzger is editor of Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology and Cultural Encounter, a journal for the theology of culture.

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Paul Louis Metzger: The Church Should Include All Peoples

Paul Louis Metzger

Paul Louis Metzger: The Church Should Include All Peoples

Dr. Metzger talks with Mike Feazell about the need for the church to include all peoples.

(29.4 minutes)
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Biography:
Paul Louis Metzger

Dr. Paul Louis Metzger is Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. For a PDF of all four interviews, click here. He is author of Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church,
The Word of Christ and the Word of Culture: Sacred and Secular Through the Theology of Karl Barth,
and
Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths.

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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.

J. Michael Feazell: Thanks for joining us on another edition of You’re Included , the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology in today’s complex world. Our guest today is Dr. Paul Louis Metzger, professor of Christian theology and theology of culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon.

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Paul Louis Metzger: Relationships and Evangelism

Paul Louis Metzger

Paul Louis Metzger: Relationships and Evangelism

Mike Feazell talks with Dr. Metzger about the importance of relationships in the way we share the gospel.

(28.8 minutes)
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Biography:
Paul Louis Metzger

Dr. Paul Louis Metzger is Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. For a PDF of all four interviews, click here. He is author of Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church,
The Word of Christ and the Word of Culture: Sacred and Secular Through the Theology of Karl Barth,
and
Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths.

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.

JMF: We’re talking with Dr. Paul Louis Metzger, professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Metzger is founder and director of New Wine, New Wineskins, and author of several books.

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