From the Dean

News items, published articles, and reading recommendations from Dean Timothy George




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The Dean Recommends: Paul House - Bonhoeffer's Seminary Vision

By Jonathan J. Armstrong
December 23, 2016

Paul House explains what seminary ought to be from the perspective of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945), the brilliant theology professor in Germany who died a martyr at the close of World War II. Paul House teaches Old Testament Theology and Hebrew at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. House has a wealth of teaching experience and has served on the faculty at Taylor University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, and Wheaton College. Watch or listen to the entire interview at the Aqueduct Project.

Posted by Kristen Padilla at Monday, January 2, 2017
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The Dean Recommends: Betrayal & Shame - The US Abstention From Allegiance With Israel

By Gerald R. McDermott
December 29, 2016

For the first time in the history of the United States, we failed to condemn an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations.

On December 23, 2016, our government abstained, rather than opposed (as all previous presidential administrations have done), an anti-Israel resolution (UN Resolution 2334) that condemned its West Bank settlements (even in East Jerusalem, where expansions to long-existing Jewish communities have not been criticized by past Palestinian leaders) as illegal.

Then yesterday, John Kerry defended our abstention as the only way to keep the two-state plan alive. He failed to make serious mention of Palestinian terrorism, which has been the main obstacle to a two-state solution because it has revealed support for terrorism by the same Palestinian Authority that would head a putative Palestinian state. He also failed to note that Arabs attacked Jewish presence in Israel long before 1967, when the first modern settlement on the West Bank was built. West Bank settlements are not, and never have been, the root cause of Arab hostility to the Jewish state. Read the rest at Providence Magazine.

Posted by Kristen Padilla at Saturday, December 31, 2016
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The Dean Recommends: What Evangelicals Can Love about Mary

By CT Editors 
December 22, 2016

Hey Protestants, how many of you know what the Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates?

If you said Jesus, you’re wrong. Nope, this Catholic celebration honors the church doctrine that Mary was not tainted by original sin. If that belief makes your eyebrows arch, you may not be alone. Catholics, who traditionally venerate Mary much more than Protestants, have a host of beliefs that today we may see as extra-biblical.

But that may be because Catholics’ understanding of the development of doctrine differs from Protestants, says Beeson Divinity School dean (and proud Southern Baptist) Timothy George. Read the rest and listen to the interview with Timothy George at Christianity Today.

Posted by Kristen Padilla at Friday, December 30, 2016
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