2. The Meaning of the Cross
In this day-long lectureship, Dr. Glen Stassen of Fuller Theological Seminary discussed one of his main areas of expertise — and a topic of central importance to Christians of any age, but especially to ours:
What does it mean to live out the gospel, to embody the reality of Christ?
Theologian and award-winning author Dr. Glen Stassen drew on a lifetime of critical thinking and practical application to share four sessions that will serve as important guideposts for you and your church. For decades, Dr. Stassen helped others explore the teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, showing how these revolutionary ideas are not unattainable ideals. Instead, they reveal a complete picture of Jesus and the God who sent him, and offers a roadmap to the life Christ intends for us.
Glen Stassen was the Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary and an award-winning author. Among his areas of expertise were Christian ethics, peacemaking, social justice, incarnational discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Howard Yoder, and the Sermon on the Mount. Educated at University of Virginia, Union Theological Seminary (New York) and Duke University, he taught for twenty years at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and taught at Duke University, Kentucky Southern College, and Berea College. He joined the faculty of Fuller in 1997. Dr. Stassen passed away in April of 2014 at the age of 78.
This annual lecture series, which began in 1986, was established in honor of Dr. E.P. Wahl, the founder and first president of Christian Training Institute, now Taylor College and Seminary. Twenty-five years later, this event has become an important continuing education opportunity for pastors, students and others interested in theology and the practice of ministry.