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The Bible on the National Mall: The Museum of the Bible in Critical Perspective

Payton Geneva 135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA, United States

If you aren't able to be in Pasadena in person, you can participate via Blue Jeans: To join, use the following link: bluejeans.com/363800006 (please only use when it is time for your meeting) or select “OTColloquium” from Favorites>Meetings on you Polycom room system. If this is your first time using BlueJeans, please follow the instructions here: goo.gl/rmuWwK

The Making of a Priest: Priesthood in the Hebrew Bible and other Ancient Near Eastern texts

Payton Geneva 135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA, United States

Featured lecturer: Dr. Jonathan Stökl, King's College London If you aren't able to be in Pasadena in person, you can participate via Blue Jeans: To join, use the following link: bluejeans.com/363800006 (please only use when it is time for your meeting) or select “OTColloquium” from Favorites>Meetings on you Polycom room system. If this is your first time using BlueJeans, please follow the instructions…

Pedagogy, Racism, and Biblical Studies

Payton Geneva 135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA, United States

Featured lecturer: Dr. Julián González Holguín, Church Divinity School/Lutheran Theological School If you aren't able to be in Pasadena in person, you can participate via Blue Jeans: To join, use the following link: bluejeans.com/363800006 (please only use when it is time for your meeting) or select “OTColloquium” from Favorites>Meetings on you Polycom room system. If this is your first time using BlueJeans, please…

God’s Monsters

Payton Geneva 135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA, United States

In the biblical imagination, the heavens are teeming with life—and it isn’t all angels singing. God is surrounded by hybrid creatures, vengeful spirits, divine hitmen, and other bizarre figures who commit remarkably violent acts, all in God’s employ. God is surrounded by an entourage of monsters. Many of these find their roots in the divine…

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God and Guns: The Bible in American Gun Culture

Payton Geneva 135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA, United States

March 16, 2019 10:30 am - 5:00 pm Travis Auditorium Six internationally-recognized biblical scholars gather at Fuller Seminary to talk about the American crisis of gun violence: What does the Bible have to say about the use of violence? Can we connect ancient and modern in the case of guns and their prominence in U.S.…

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The Fear of the Lord and Biblical Ethics

Payton Geneva 135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA, United States

February 22, 2019 5:00 pm Geneva Room, Payton Hall Many Christians today emphasize the centrality of love in the Bible. Love dominates not only discussions of God’s saving actions but also human responses to God and neighbor. While love certainly is an important biblical idea, the Bible frequently uses a very different emotion in these…

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Black Samson Goes to Hollywood

Payton Geneva 135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA, United States

January 25, 2019 5:00 pm Geneva Room, Payton Hall Is Cleopatra Black? Is Jesus Black? Is Samson Black? And what is at stake in these questions of historical and literary representation? Based on their forthcoming book Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon (Oxford University Press), biblical scholars Nyasha Junior and Jeremy Schipper…

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