Old Testament

Introductions to the Books of the Bible

Refreshed perspectives on the Scriptures from Fuller faculty working in the fields of theology, psychology, and intercultural studies

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Dreams, Words, and Realities | William E. Pannell

William E. Pannell reminds us of God’s steadfast presence in our lives as we hope and dream for a better tomorrow by drawing on the Genesis 37 narrative of Joseph’s seemingly unbelievable dreams.

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Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science: Gideon As a Faithful Researcher

In the fourth of seven videos on “Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science,” Kenneth T. Wang notes how empirical science and our belief in God intersect as both involve a movement toward truth.

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Revolutionary Faith | Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton examines the countercultural nature of the early church and invites us to consider its implications in our modern contexts, allowing ourselves to become made alive and anew.

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The Redeemer of Broken Stories | Andrea Cammarota

Andrea Cammarota reflects on the story of Bathsheba and on the reality of sexual violence in the church, while reflecting also on God who holds the tension of deep pain and redemptive healing.

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Those Who Shape the Narrative | Mark Labberton

Meditating on the women in 2 Samuel 17, Mark Labberton speaks about the often unseen and under-appreciated “minor characters” who speak the truths which shape and direct our lives.

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Women at the Center | Kevin Doi

Kevin Doi reflects on the story of Esther and what it teaches of defying patriarchy, reclaiming agency, and the witness of women in the story of redemption.

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Living Our Identity | Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton reflects on the story of Deborah and asks whether we, like Deborah, are willing to receive and live out the identity God intends for us.

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A Story of Lovingkindness | Kirsteen Kim

Kirsteen Kim preaches about covenant love that is on the side of the marginalized in the face of oppressive systems, as seen in the story of Ruth.

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The God Who Sees | Christin Fort

Christin Fort preaches about Hagar and what her narrative teaches about the power of articulating pain and the God who acts for those who suffer.

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Shared Vulnerability | Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton, with Fuller student Livia Muhimbise, reflects on the story of Naomi—what it teaches of vulnerability and of the God who is for the vulnerable.

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Sacred Allyship | Brenda Bertrand

Delving into the Exodus passage of Pharaoh’s daughter taking in Moses, Brenda Bertrand preaches on the ways allyship makes justice and freedom possible.

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Speaking Out | Brad D. Strawn

Brad D. Strawn preaches on the story of the daughters of Zelophehad, a story of bold women speaking against injustice and inequity and of a God who enables and empowers.

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Opportunities of Redirection | Jennifer Ackerman

Jennifer Ackerman looks at the story of Miriam in Numbers 12 and reflects on how God offers us chances to realign ourselves with God’s call on our lives.

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Exposing Injustice, Reclaiming Dignity | Ally Henny

Ally Henny preaches on the story of Tamar, saying that we must find creative ways to expose oppressive systems so that people may flourish.

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“Why, O Lord?” | Jenelle D’Alessandro

Jenelle D’Alessandro preaches on the story of Hagar and encourages us about God’s redemptive and comforting presence in spaces of suffering and pain.

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Three Hebrew Prophets and Changing How We Know

Johnny Ramírez-Johnson, professor of anthropology and profesor del Centro Latino, looks to the wisdom of the prophets on changing our epistemology during times of change.

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Migration and the Prophets

Carly Crouch, former 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 | Carly Crouch on Migration and the Old Testament

In response to Leopoldo Sánchez’s lecture “Theological Approaches to Migration,” Carly Crouch, former 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.

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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.