Christ College Irvine presents the 2020 Harry & Caroline Trembath Lecture on Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 pm PDT via live Zoom Webinar given by Dr. Jeff Mallinson, Professor of Theology.
Some people mistakenly think that the Lutheran Confessions represent a constraint on an individual believer’s freedom, or a way to give churches conclusions about Scripture that allow members to bypass the important work of engaging directly with the Bible. While recognizing that the Confessions can be misused in such ways, Dr. Mallinson will explain how a philosophy of knowledge (epistemology) inspired by William of Ockham and Martin Luther made it possible for laypeople to stand boldly for the Gospel in a shared Confession, despite authoritarian political and religious pressures. He will show this same authentic Lutheran approach to knowledge can help protect the minds of all congregation members, especially young people, from spiritual abuse and various forms of manipulation. He will conclude with practical ideas about how Lutheran church-related education – whether it be in schools, confirmation classes, or adult studies – can cultivate healthy critical thinking and empowerment of individual who confess Christ.
For the link to the webinar, visit: https://cui-edu.zoom.us/j/98725707677