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.
Small group discussion guide
might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the
following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.
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
7. Dr. Nordling said,
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
Program Transcript (click to view):
Welcome to this unique interview series devoted to practical
implications of Trinitarian theology. Today’s guest is Dr. Cherith Fee
Nordling, theologian and ministry leader for church-based theology education
and ministry training at Antioch Leadership Network of Grand Rapids, Michigan. An
ordained minister, preacher and popular lecturer, Dr. Nordling is author of Knowing God by Name, recently published by the Peter Lang Publishing Group.