Amy Bost Henegar delivers a keynote lecture on the Book of Esther at the Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
In part 1, Larry proposes an informal embrace of liturgical seasons and feasts, this session explores practices focused on the incarnation: Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.
In part 2, Larry explores the deep meaning and beauty to be found in keeping an annual cadence centered on major themes and events in the life of Christ. In this session we explore opportunities linked to the cross, the empty grave, and the Holy Spirit through Lent, Holy Week, and Pentecost.
A Surprising Voice in Scripture – Ecclesiastes / Qoheleth In Ecclesiastes, a wisdom teacher (Qoheleth) speaks sometimes in the character of Solomon, an ideal of wisdom, wealth, and power. He looks at practical human life and says “Vapor!” His image is not so much that everything is meaningless or absurd but, that it is passing. There’s nothing substantial, lasting: Life goes round without clear pattern or reason and then you die. At times Qoh. felt despair, but he knows God is over all and gives us this life. But not so that we can make sense of it. A season for everything. Eternity in our hearts. But also frustrating confusion. Death Turns Everything into Vapor