BWJ 13. Bad ways (and better ways) to read Jeremiah

Jeremiah 17:9 is often taken as a proof text for ‘original sin’ and “total depravity”.  But is that a correct reading and is the human heart indeed ‘desperately wicked’?

In this talk Tony explores this question and along the way uses the text – and its typical mishandling – as a starting point to explore smarter and more authentic ways to read Jeremiah – and indeed the Old Testament.  This is pretty important as it unlocks the text from its cage of assumptions and lets it speak for itself – and so challenge and transform us.

Tony Golsby-Smith

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David Bentley Hart

Does God cause suffering?

This is the first talk from David Bentley Hart during his visit to Australia. He addresses the vexed topic of suffering based on his book ‘The Doors of the Sea’. This talk is followed by a long series of questions which take the topic – and David’s views – deeper and more personal.
Tony Golsby-Smith

BWJ 20. Ezekiel and the Ubiquitous God

The Ubiquitous God operating outside of the tidy religious confines
Tony Golsby-Smith

BWJ 19. Ezekiel and the Grand Inquisitor - part 2

Idolatry through the lens of Dostoievsky’s ‘Grand Inquisitor’
Andrew Baartz

The Cross and Creation - Part 5 - Anselm

The fifth conversation with Andrew Baartz on the topic of penal substitution
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