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July 17, 2016

"The Literary Character of Our Faith"
Dr. Rebecca Weaver
Christianity is a “text-based religion.” As a result, a believer’s relationship with God is remarkably literary. Presbyterians accentuate the literary character of our faith by the great authority that we grant to the Bible. This presentation focuses on the importance that Christians attach to the scriptures, from the earliest centuries into the present. Dr. Weaver is Professor Emerita of Church History, Union Presbyterian Seminary.  

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June 26, 2016

"The Bible Cause"
Dr. John Fea
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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August 14, 2016

"Meeting Brothers and Sisters in Syria and Lebanon"
Dr. Nancy Fox
Though the war and refugee crisis in Syria and Lebanon may seem far away, Presbyterian brothers and sisters in those lands are living out their faith and ministry in this challenging time. Parish Associate Nancy Fox reports on her July visit to schools and other ministries of the church in Lebanon that serve Syrian refugees. She also shares stories from Syrian Presbyterian women who attended a church retreat.  

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August 7, 2016

"Islam and the West: Promoting the Dialogue of Civilizations"
Akbar Ahmed
The current state of relations between the West and the Muslim World is a point of vital concern and serious discussion in the public square. Ambassador Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University and former Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, presents the urgent need for interfaith dialogue today, in hopes of fostering bridge-building and understanding of the “other.” NOTE: Professor Ahmed's poem, "What is it That I Seek," which failed to play due to technical problems at the outset of his presentation, has been edited in to this video production of his presentation.

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