Christianity Today just published a little feature on our very own Seminary Professor Dr. Paul Louis Metzger in their May 2011 Issue. (Lesser known fact, it was also written by MU adjunct professor and prolific journalist Cornelia Becker Seigneur!)
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Categories: Alumni, Faculty, General, Media, Seminary
Categories: Books, Faculty, General, Media, Seminary
Yesterday, Seminary professor Dr. Paul Louis Metzger was the guest on The Georgene Rice Show. She had him in to talk about his new book - a commentary on the Gospel of John titled "When Love Comes To Town".
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Categories: Faculty, General, Pray For MU, Press Releases, Seminary
(The following is a reprint of our press release - but since space is filling up fast at this event, we thought we should get something up right away!)
Multnomah Biblical Seminary's Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins will hold two seminars to promote unity in the church and outreach to the poor on April 9th and 10th, respectively. Together, these seminars make up the annual Spring conference that New Wine puts on in the community.
People often think caring for the poor in the analogy of giving a poor man fish to eat or teaching him to fish so he can eat forever. Neither approach moves beyond charity, which keeps the poor dependant and demeans their humanity. Instead, Christians must help the poor become entrepreneurs so that they can own the pond together.
At the introductory seminar, "An Evening of Inspiration: breaking down barriers", Dr. Paul Louis Metzger will discuss how the white church has historically failed to build a relationship with the black church. Together, Dr. Metzger and Dr. John M. Perkins will urge the church to long for unity and will lay the foundation of what "owning the pond together" means.
Owning the Pond Together, April 10th
The second seminar, "Owning the Pond Together: developing communities through entrepreneurship", suggests that community development involves partnering with the poor by thinking creatively and fostering micro-enterprise. The seminar stresses the importance for Christians to move beyond charity and toward cultivating community through effective business practices. In this way can Christians and the poor own the pond together and protect the community from being sold out to the highest bidder.
Perkins, Metzger, and Pastor Eric Bahme will present the importance of partnering with the poor and how to put "owning the pond" principles into practice.
Following Perkins and Bahme's lead, churches can help form local enterprises that meet local needs and employ indigenous people by partnering with the poor, sharing skills and economic resources and investing capital so the poor will have ownership in the community. Churches can also become partners to foster business ownership among the local people.
- An Evening of Inspiration
Free to the public
Friday, April 9, 7p.m., at Emmanuel Temple Church (1033 N. Sumner).
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(Just in case you don't want to read our bloviating below, you can go straight to the source at the New Wine, New Wineskins Blog.)
Christian Faith and "The Big Game"
Just in time for the Superbowl this Sunday, February 7th many media outlets are gearing up by publishing stories ranging from Christian faith in sports to pro-life ads during half-time.
As has become the case in recent years, the Seminary's very own Dr. Paul Louis Metzger was called on to be an expert for the writer of the latest article from the Religion News Service titled: "God and the Gridiron; Some are Crying Foul."
Keeping the Context
As is usually necessary, much of the value in what Dr. Metzger had to say gets stripped out for the sake of the writer's needs within the story. This typically results in only a portion of the quote being used, thereby leaving much to the imagination. In this particular article, Dr. Metzger's quote deals with the issue of a famous Christian football player named Tim Tebow who is featured in an ad (produced by Focus on the Family), espousing the positive results from a pro-life choice made by his mother. This ad will be featured during the Superbowl this year and it has raised the ire of many groups who call it "anti-abortion" and the like.
“It could very well be a great message, but is it a good venue?” asked Paul Louis Metzger, who teaches theology and culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Ore. “Is it helpful to the discussion, or does it up the volume, so to speak, on the culture war rhetoric?”
Check out his post at the New Wine, New Wineskins Blog for further thoughts that we think you'll all like to ponder as we head in to this most holy of sports holidays!
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Come attend New Wine's fall conference, Lifestyle Evangelism in the 21st Century: Building Bridges to Neighbors and Neighborhoods! It will highlight the profound evangelistic and missional approach generated by Dr. Joe Aldrich's classic book Lifestyle Evangelism and what lifestyle evangelism looks like in the 21st century.
The conference will feature presentations, workshops, and panels by Paul Louis Metzger, John Morehead, Rusty Pritchard, Mike Abbate, Clark Blakeman, Tony Kriz, Caleb Rosado, Gary Tribbett, Brad Harper, David Greenidge, Roger Trautmann, Rachel O'Brien and more!
When and Where Is It?
- Saturday, September 26
- 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Mosaic Church: 1832 NE 39th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
How Much Does it Cost?
- Students: $10
- MU staff, faculty & alumni: $20
- General public: $25
How Do I Register?
Download, fill out, and e-mail your registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To view the conference schedule and a list of workshop offerings, check out New Wine's website.
- For other information, contact New Wine at 503.251.6767