Why Do We Need the Gospels?

Often times people think about the Gospels as Sunday School stories about Jesus. Rightly, many read them to find out about Jesus but when it comes to actual doctrine and theology people turn to the epistles. Jonathan Pennington, in his book Reading the Gospels Wisely, helpfully provides 9 reasons why we should read and study the Gospels.

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Jonathan Pennington Paper on Human Flourishing (video)

Recently Jonathan Pennington gave a lecture on “Human Flourishing and the Bible”. Ancient philosophy has always asked the question, “What do humans want?” In their each philosopher's unique way the answer always comes down to “flourishing”. What does the Bible have to say about human flourishing? How does it compare to other ancient philosophies on human flourishing? Pennington addresses this question and explains the differences and nuances of a Christian understanding of human flourishing.

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