The aim of CMU’s Pastors’ Theology Seminar is to provide an opportunity for pastors to have in-depth conversations with colleagues and CMU faculty, stimulated by significant books and writings relevant to their work as church leaders.
The seminar format will include informal conversation among colleagues followed by a presentation by the Seminar Leader. Significant time will be allowed for group discussion.
Reading and discussion based on Gordon Matties’s commentary, Joshua (Believers Church Bible Commentary. Herald Press, 2012). [ review ]
Building on the idea of Scripture as dialogue partner, Gordon advocates for the book of Joshua even as he engages in a difficult conversation with it. He calls for an openness to the unexpected in the book of Joshua, suggesting that reading Joshua carefully will open windows into how and why we read Scripture at all.