Dr. Frank Spina recently offered his inaugural lecture at the Frank Anthony Spina Lectureship on Christian Scripture. His presentation was entitled, “Multiplying Divisions: A Divided Israel, A Divided Church, A Divided University”
There are multiple stories about Israel’s disunity in the Old Testament. Division in Israel is a veritable motif. Because Israel is a figure for the Christian Church, Christians cannot avoid these narratives that describe God’s elect people as constantly multiplying divisions. Of course, the Church itself is divided and continues to multiply her divisions. Ironically, and tragically, the Church has mirrored its biblical figure well.
In this inaugural lecture of the Frank Anthony Spina Lecture on Christian Scripture, we will reflect on this biblical material in the light of the propensity of the Church to divide. As well, in our reflection we dare not ignore the centrifugal forces that plague institutions, like universities and seminaries, that are sponsored by the Christian Church. Let those who have ears, hear!
If you were unable to attend the event, you may view it online.
Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2022