Wednesday 8th June @ 5pm – Mark Scarlata – Entering into the Sacred World of Leviticus
For our final StED talk of the year we’ll have the home team on hand. Mark will be presenting on his most recent work, A Journey Through the World of Leviticus: Holiness, Sacrifice, and the Rock Badger (Cascade, 2021). This will be followed by a brief response from Matthias Grebe whose PhD focused on atonement in the work of Karl Barth.
Leviticus is often seen as one of the most uninviting books of the Old Testament. Who wants to read about blood sacrifice, infectious diseases, or ancient dietary restrictions? Yet like visiting any foreign country, to truly appreciate its culture one must become familiar with the language, customs, and ways of the people. This book guides the perplexed reader through the foreign signs, symbols, and beliefs of the ancient Israelites. In this accessible and engaging travel log, the book introduces the depth and beauty of Israelite practices prescribed by God that were further revealed in Christ and continue to speak to the life and faith of Christians todav.
As always, we will tie our wine selection to the theme of the evening and for this talk we’ll be heading to Italy for a deep, dark, blood red selection as well as a crisp, clean white from Sicily. Both symbolic of Leviticus!
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We will be recording our talks as usual and then putting them on our StED Talks YouTube Channel
Dr Matthew Kuan Johnson & Dr Rachel Siow Robertson: “I Saw Data Fall Like Lightning: A Hamartiology of Algorithmic Bias”
Prof. David Ford: The Gospel of John and the Wedding at Cana
Prof. Ben Quash: ‘Making Reception History: A Theological Justification for Visual Commentary on Scripture’
Prof. Grace Davie: ‘Is Religion Compatible with Social Progress?’
Prof. Sarah Parrett: Science as Vocation
Prof. Richard Bauckham: Are the gospels a reliable source of history?
Bishop Rowan Williams: Ethics and Empathy
Prof. David Ford: The Gospel of John for the 21st Century
Dr. Jane Williams: The Merciful Humility of God
Revd Dr. Paul Weston: Lesslie Newbigin: A Missionary Theologian For Post-Modern Times
Prof. Ian MacFarland: What the Doctrine of Creation Does and Doesn’t Do for Christians
Bishop Sarah Mullaley (London): Into the Light: Why We Don’t Need to Hide Anymore
Prof. Jeremy Begbie: Sounds of Liberation-The Power of Music to Embody Freedom
[We’re sorry but due to copyright issues we aren’t able to offer the audio/video of this lecture. If you would like to listen to the lecture, please contact the church directly]