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February 8, 2009 at 11:00 AM EST
411 Willard Straight Hall
Institute of Biblical Studies
In the final talk of this weekend conference, Rev. Lints will speak at a joint service of Bethel Grove Bible Church and New Life Presbyterian Church. Services will be held at Bethel Grove at 9:00am and 10:45am.
Jesus: The Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15-20)
In this final talk, the story of idolatry reaches a strange climax in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus is the perfect image of the invisible God. In this respect, Jesus shows us what it means to be fully human, and Jesus shows us who God really is. If we are now found “united to Christ” it means that we have an enduring significance which not even our own “chasing after the idols” can undermine.
Richard Lints is the Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he has taught for the last 22 years. In addition he has taught as a visiting professor at Trinity College (Bristol England), Yale Divinity School, Westminster Theological Seminary (California), and Reformed Theological Seminary. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. He has authored or edited: The Fabric of Theology, Westminster Dictionary of Philosophical Terms for Theology, Identity in Theological Perspective, and Radical Ironies: Religion and the Rise of Postmodernity in the 1960s. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America and has church planted in Concord, MA. He is married to Ann and they have three grown children.