Discuss God’s Indwelling Presence Thursday Night

Tomorrow night, Thursday, February 8, 2007, at 8pm CST, 9pm EST, I will be participating in the Converse With Scholars program put on by Reclaiming the Mind Ministries.

I’m honored to be a part of this. Here’s their schedule for this spring:

Upcoming CWS Guest Schedule

Feb. 8th, 2007 9pm Eastern – James Hamilton
The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments
Join the conversation with James Hamilton as he discusses his book, “God’s Indwelling Presence.”

Feb. 15th, 2007 9pm Eastern – Kelly M. Kapic and Justin Taylor
Overcoming Sin and Temptation
Join the conversation with both Kelly Kapic and Justin Taylor as they discuss their book, “John Owen’s: Overcoming Sin and Temptation.”

Feb. 22nd, 2007 9pm Eastern- M. James Sawyer and Daniel B. Wallace
Who’s Afraid of The Holy Spirit?
Join the conversation with both Jim Sawyer and Dan Wallace as they discuss their book, “Who’s Afraid of The Holy Spirit?”

March 1st, 2007 9pm EasternSean McDowell
Truth, Relativism, and the Postmodern Generation
Join the conversation with
Sean McDowell as he discusses his latest book, “EthiX,” and shares strategies for reaching the younger postmodern generation with biblical truth.

March 8th, 2007 9pm Eastern– Doug Groothius
Christianity and the Challenges of Postmodernism
Join the conversation with Doug Groothius as he discusses his book, “Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism.”

March 15th, 2007 10pm Eastern– Timothy Paul Jones
Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Join the conversation with Timothy Paul Jones as he discusses his book, “Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: A Spiritual Exploration of the Star Wars Saga.”

March 22nd, 2007 10pm Eastern – Roger Olson
Arminian Theology
Join the conversation with Roger Olson as he discusses his book, “Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities.”

March 29th, 2007 10 pm EasternSam Storms
Calvinist Theology
Join the conversation with Sam Storms as he discusses his book, “Chosen for Life: The Case for Divine Election”

April 19th, 2007
9pm EasternBen Witherington
The Historical Jesus
Join the conversation with Ben Witherington as he discusses his book, “What Have They Done With Jesus?”

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One response to “Discuss God’s Indwelling Presence Thursday Night

  1. Dr. Hamilton,

    That looks exciting! What a lineup. I hope to join tomorrow.

    I wanted to say that I’m enjoying your work on the Holy Spirit. I appreciate the redemptive-historical aspect of the work. I’m not quite sure about your exegesis on Eze 36:26-27, but you yourself said that your thesis doesn’t rise/fall based on that interpretation.

    One other thought is how you described the law being written on the heart in the New Covenant. While what you said is true about the indwelling nature of the Spirit in the New Covenant I think the language used is an idiom for covenant faithfulness and not specifically the outpouring of the Spirit. Yes, it’s true that by the outpouring of the Spirit covenant faithfulness will be maintained, but I think it’s important to notice that Jeremiah is contrasting covenant unfaithfulness (31:32b) with covenant faithfulness (31:33c). Here is a quote that revolutionized my understanding of that passage (blogged about as well).

    “Also relevant at this point is the idea of the new covenant in Jer 31:33, where the new covenant is defined in terms of God writing his law on the hearts of the people of Israel, which would cause eschatological Israel not to break covenant with God again (Jer 31:32). Thus, God’s law in the heart is in effect an idiom for obedience (see Ps 40:8). The thinking underlying the idiom seems to be that God’s law, which comes from the outside through external revelation, needs to be internalized within the heart, and as it becomes internalized in the heart (Matt 15:19)–the person with God’s law in the heart acts in obedience to God.” [Coxhead, Steven R. “Deuteronomy 30:11-14 as a Prophecy of the New Covenant in Christ.” WTJ 68 (2006): 309.]

    I like the work so far. It’s cool to have someone who wrote the book interact with you while reading!

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