For 200 years the American Bible Society has influenced world history as it sought to place free copies of the Scriptures, translated into local languages, throughout the world. In the process, it has intersected with and influenced American culture. Dr. Fea is Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department, Messiah College.
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Jun 26 2016
"The Bible Cause"
Jun 19 2016
“Life After the Mainline: The Future of Protestantism”
The denominations that once constituted the Protestant “establishment” in the U.S. no longer occupy that position. What might this mean for their future identity and mission? Dr. Douglass is Associate Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University, and director of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington spoke at National Presbyterian Church on June 19, 2016.
Jun 12 2016
“America’s Theologian: The Importance of Jonathan Edwards for the Church Today”
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is America’s greatest theologian. Known largely as the preacher of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” many dismissed him as cruel and bitter. But there is vastly more to this thinker and church leader, and Christians continue to read and discuss his writings. Dr. Crocco is Director, Yale University Divinity Library and spoke at National Presbyterian Church on June 12, 2016.
May 29 2016
Looking for God in a “Galaxy Far, Far Away” – The Gospel According to Star Wars
Occasioned by the seventh and latest installment in the epic space film series, Associate Pastor Quinn Fox considered some of the spiritual themes of the pop-culture phenomenon that has now spanned nearly four decades.
Apr 16 2016
Helping Refugees: From Crisis to Response
What can we do about the global refugee crisis? Panelists, including displaced individuals and experts from the State Department, NGOs, and Christian ministries, helped us to understand what we hear in the news and channeled our dismay into positive responses.