Sermons by Todd Austin (Page 9)
This week we begin with Isaiah 40, the “introduction” to the next section of the book. The goal of this reading is for us to experience the text as a whole. The best way to experience poetry of any kind is to read it aloud, so that’s what we do in this class. Slides for Week 5
In this session we discuss the five audiences of Isaiah. If we remove the perceptions we carry that put distance between us the original hearers of a text, then we can be more receptive to that text’s continuing message for us. Isaiah Audiences Bookmark Slides from Class Jimmy Stewart: Shenandoah Prayer Eddie Money w/ Ronnie Spector – Take Me Home Tonight The Ronettes: Be My Baby
Idolatry is one of the main topics of interest. If we’re going to understand and apply the text to ourselves in 21st century America, then we need to set aside our cultural prejudices and try to really understand what they were struggling with. Then we can start to identify with them and understand how this text is just as much for us as it is for them. Slides from class Outside reading for week 3 New York Times article: If…
We continue our introductory work on 2nd Isaiah by looking at why some think chapters 40-66 were written by someone other than Isaiah, son of Amoz. In doing so, we’ll also gain understanding on the abrupt change that occurs between chapters 39 and 40. Slides for week 2 Outside reading for week 2
In this session we begin the transition to chapters 40-66, also sometimes called 2 Isaiah. For the next 2-3 weeks we’ll set up the rest of the book, so that we can read aloud large sections of Isaiah and experience it as it was intended. Content in this session includes: – Identification of 2 Timothy 3:16 as the “hinge” for our study – Four misconceptions that we have about Isaiah that prevent us from applying it to ourselves effectively –…
Todd Austin teaches on reading Genesis 1 through ancient eyes. The material presented is based on the work done by John Walton.
Todd Austin teaches on how we, as people of faith, should interact with science and scientists.
Todd Austin presents material from the 4th day of the Cambridge course on Science and Faith. Topics covered in this class period include the environment, and recent surveys about how scientists view and practice faith.
Todd Austin reports on the content from the course material on ethical challenges in science.
Todd Austin teaches on the content from the third day of the Cambridge University course on faith and science. This class is on neuroscience and free will.