Sunday Night Theology
Every last Sunday of the month
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: 200 S Church St., West Chester, PA 19382Category: Service
Sunday Night Theology is designed to provide extended time of Bible teaching as well as talks about current issues that should be addressed by the church of Jesus Christ. The Journey Church will provide excellent resources and work to bring some of the finest speakers here to our church as both a ministry to our members as well as an outreach to our community. These are occasions when you can invite others who might not otherwise come to a church to come and listen to our Sunday evening talks.
Upcoming SNT Talks:
The Gospel According to Matthew — Jesus appears in the Gospel of Matthew as the Messiah of Israel, the king who will rule and save the world, the Teacher greater than Moses, the Son of Man, and the Son of God giving his life for his chosen people. Matthew’s Gospel reveals the wisdom of the gospel message itself as the new way of life that results from it as disciples discover truth through special encounters with Jesus. Matthew accomplishes more than merely sharing stories of the life of Jesus. He is an artist and theologian - a theological artist and an artistic theologian. To read this Gospel well requires close attention as to how the parts and the whole fit together. In this SNT, the overall structure of the Gospel According to Matthew will be examined as well as key theological themes to help succinctly state the main point(s) of the Gospel that inevitably leads to personal application of its teaching in daily life. This SNT talk will be lead by Dr. Raymond Johnson on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
The First Epistle to the Corinthians — Upwardly mobile Christians facing radically diverse ethnic, religious, economic, and social conditions. The church divided over issues of leadership and authority, sexual morality, gender and worship, marriage and divorce. First-century Corinth and its challenges were not so different from our own. To read this epistle well requires close attention as to how the parts and the whole fit together. In this SNT, the overall structure of the First Epistle to the Corinthians will be examined as well as key theological themes to help succinctly state the main point(s) of the epistle that inevitably leads to personal application of its teaching in daily life. This SNT talk will be lead by Dr. Raymond Johnson on Sunday, June 24, 2018.
The Epistle of James — The letter of James is one of the most neglected writings of the New Testament. One of the strongest and most influential voices against James has been that of Martin Luther who called it "the epistle of straw" because, according to Luther, it had no evangelical character. However, James offers an understanding of God and of the way one is called to be in the world; it provides direction to Christians as they put their faith into action. To read this epistle well requires close attention as to how the parts and the whole fit together. In this SNT, the overall structure of the Epistle of James will be examined as well as key theological themes to help succinctly state the main point(s) of the epistle that inevitably leads to personal application of its teaching in daily life. This SNT talk will be lead by Dr. Raymond Johnson on Sunday, July 29, 2018.
Reformation Worship: Why We Do What We Do in Church — When the Reformers recovered the gospel, they also recovered the worship of God. The gospel and worship are like two sides of the one coin, and you can’t have one without the other. Each of the magisterial reformers wrote a church liturgy to aid God’s people in their embrace of the gospel. They did not just preach the gospel; they also allowed the gospel to shape the form of public worship. Come along and find out how. This SNT talk will be lead by Dr. Jonathan Gibson, author of Reformation Worship: Liturgies From the Past For the Present on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
All That Is in God: The Doctrine of Divine Simplicity — Basic tenets of classical Christian teaching about God have become increasingly obscured among evangelicals. This talk will provide an exposition of historic Christian teaching while engaging with some contemporary deviations. Particular attention will be given to God's attribute of simplicity, with a consideration of the numerous implications for other areas of the faith in a manner that is philosophically robust, systematically nuanced, and biblically based. He will carefully argue for his case that “all that is in God is God Himself." This SNT seminar will be led by Cairn University's Dr. James Dolezal, author of All That Is in God: Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Classical Christian Theism on Sunday, October 28, 2018.
American Christianity & Race: Reflections for a Divided Church & Nation — The story of redemption in Christ is the good news of one people reconciled to God and to one another through Jesus’ saving work. But why do our churches seem to be so divided along racial lines? Why does our nation still seem to be so beleaguered by the trauma of racism, slavery, and injustice? In our communities and, even more tragically, in our churches, it can seem we are more divided than ever. Our current challenges have theological and historical dimensions, but Christianity alone has the remedy for all of these. Come hear more about where we’ve been, where we are, and where we must go. This SNT seminar talk will be led by Boyce College's dean, Dr. Matthew J. Hall, on Sunday, November 25, 2018.