Old Testament

Introductions to the Books of the Bible

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Migration and the Prophets

Carly Crouch, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, examines how displacement in the books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel shapes our theology of God’s relationship to God’s people

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Response | Andrea Smith on Indigenous Nationhood

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In response to Jason Sexton’s lecture “Borders: Citizenship in California,” Andrea Smith, professor of ethnic studies at UC Riverside, discusses indigenous sovereignty and our responsibility to the land, while drawing lessons from the Old Testament.

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Response | Carly Crouch on Migration and the Old Testament

In response to Leopoldo Sánchez’s lecture “Theological Approaches to Migration,” Carly Crouch, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, speaks about the centrality of migrant experiences to the Old Testament and how migration necessarily shapes our understanding of theology and mission.

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Migration in Missiological Perspective

At Fuller’s 2020 Missiology Lectures, scholars took a deep dive into Los Angeles’s unique history and culture to explore wider issues of migration, transnationalism, and interfaith engagement through a missiological perspective.

Fuller Sermons

Here I Am | Jenn Graffius

Jenn Graffius, former director of chapel and staff spiritual formation, speaks about God’s commitment to be with us when we answer God’s life-disrupting calls.

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M. Daniel Carroll Rodas on Reframing Immigration

In his lecture “The Inescapable Imperative: Reframing the Immigration Issues as Christians” delivered at the 2011 Missiology Lectures, Old Testament scholar M. Daniel Carroll Rodas explained how understanding immigration is central to understanding the Christian faith.

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M. Daniel Carroll Rodas on Biblical Narratives of Migration

In his lecture “Cristianos en la Frontera: Migración Mundial en Perspectiva Cristiana” delivered at the 2011 Missiology Lectures, Old Testament scholar M. Daniel Carroll Rodas discussed how various audiences engage with issues of immigration and shared about what immigrant perspectives teach us about the Christian life. (Subtitles are available for an English translation.)

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M. Daniel Carroll Rodas on Immigration Legislation and the Old Testament

In his lecture “Immigration Legislation: Can the Old Testament Help Us?” delivered at the 2011 Missiology Lectures, Old Testament scholar M. Daniel Carroll Rodas reflected on how the values of the Old Testament laws can inform how we approach immigration reform today.

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N. T. Wright on the Messiah and the People of God

In his lecture “Who Are the People of God?” delivered at the 2014 Fuller Forum, N. T. Wright, New Testament scholar and former bishop of Durham, presented on Paul’s understanding of the Messiah as the fulfillment of God’s covenant with Israel—and what that means for God’s people today.

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Interpreting Paul for the 21st Century

The 2014 Fuller Forum featured keynote speaker N. T. Wright, who presented on how the writings and theology of Paul might shape the church in the 21st century.

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Panel | N. T. Wright, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, and Scott Sunquist

At the 2014 Fuller Forum, N. T. Wright, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, and Scott Sunquist discussed the practical and missiological implications of trinitarian theology in this panel moderated by Mark Labberton. The panel followed N. T. Wright’s second lecture, “The One Triune God Amidst Religious Pluralism, Clashing Kingdoms, and Prevalent Evil.”

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N. T. Wright on the Messiah and the People of God

In his lecture “Who Are the People of God?” delivered at the 2014 Fuller Forum, N. T. Wright, New Testament scholar and former bishop of Durham, presented on Paul’s understanding of the Messiah as the fulfillment of God’s covenant with Israel—and what that means for God’s people today.

Fuller Sermons

From Fear to Love | Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, preaches about the gospel’s power that frees us from a world of fear and ushers us into a world of love.

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Walter Brueggemann on Reading the Old Testament

Walter Brueggemann, renowned author and Old Testament scholar, speaks about engaging the Biblical text with an artistic interpretive lens that resists universal generalizations, then participates in a Q&A with the Fuller community.

Walter Brueggemann, Cameron Lee, Michael McBride

Walter Brueggemann on Law That Listens, Cameron Lee on the Listening Stance, & Michael McBride on Racial Justice

In their lectures delivered at the 2015 Fuller Forum, Walter Brueggemann, renowned author and Old Testament scholar, presented the law of Yahweh not as static and totalizing but as an ongoing conversation between God and God’s people; Cameron Lee, professor of marriage and family studies, explained how neighborliness has developmental roots in early family relationships, and how this has implications for the ministry and life of the church; and Michael McBride, pastor of The Way… Read more »

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Walter Brueggemann on Restorative Grace & Amos Yong on the Spirit Who Bridges the Gap

In their lectures delivered at the 2015 Fuller Forum, Walter Brueggemann, renowned author and Old Testament scholar, explored God’s restorative grace and the ways it necessitates and energizes the restored community’s witness, worship, and work of justice; and Amos Yong, Dean of the School of Theology and School of Intercultural Studies, reflected on the Holy Spirit’s work of reconciliation between God and creation, and of bridging the divisions between people and communities.

Walter Brueggemann on Justice from Below & Brad Strawn as Confession as Justice

Walter Brueggemann on Justice from Below & Brad Strawn as Confession as Justice

In their lectures delivered at the 2015 Fuller Forum, Walter Brueggemann, renowned author and Old Testament scholar, presented the idea of two kinds of justices—predatory justice from above and transformative justice from below—and contended that the Bible depicts a contestation between both; and Brad Strawn, Everlyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology, spoke to how the acts of confession and truth-telling bring healing not only to individuals but to the world.

Johnny Ramírez-Johnson on Keeping the Sabbath Holy & John Goldingay on Praying for Justice

Johnny Ramírez-Johnson on Keeping the Sabbath Holy & John Goldingay on Praying for Justice

In their lectures delivered at the 2015 Fuller Forum, Johnny Ramírez-Johnson, professor of anthropology and profesor del Centro Latino, reflected on how the divine command to keep the Sabbath is tied to every dimension of Christian life and community; and John Goldingay, David Allan Hubbard Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, spoke about the need to pray on behalf of the oppressed and how the Psalms help us do so.

Walter Brueggemann & Kyong-Jin Lee

Walter Brueggemann on the Relational God & Kyong-Jin Lee on Ethics in a Globalized World

In their lectures delivered at the 2015 Fuller Forum, Walter Brueggemann, renowned author and Old Testament scholar, spoke about God being a dialogic partner actively engaged with his people, and how this relationality shapes our understanding of God’s justice, grace, and law; and Kyong-Jin Lee, associate professor of Old Testament Studies, considered the need for new ethical frameworks amidst the shifting powers and advances of globalism.

Kyong-Jin Lee on Ethics in a Globalized World

Kyong-Jin Lee on Ethics in a Globalized World

Johnny Ramírez-Johnson reflects on how the divine command to keep the Sabbath is tied to every dimension of Christian life and community.

Q&A | Walter Brueggemann and Kyong-Jin Lee

Q&A | Walter Brueggemann and Kyong-Jin Lee

At the 2015 Fuller Forum, Walter Brueggemann and Kyong-Jin Lee discussed human agency, divine providence, and the call to neighborly love in a Q&A moderated by Mark Labberton.