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Theopolis Zoom Class Further Details & Info

August 29, 2022

As I’ve noted earlier, I am slated to teach an online class (via Zoom) for Theopolis this fall.

The title of this class is Infancy and Maturity in the Messiah’s Kingdom.

Here is some of what I hope to cover:

  • The Vocation & Pathway of Maturity
  • Epochs & Ages
  • Growth Models & Apocalyptic Maturity
  • The Great Infancy: Kingdom as New Birth
  • Unexpected Infancy in Maturity
  • Of Such is the Kingdom: Infant Inclusion

My goal in part is to help students see familiar biblical passages in a new light that shows how various apparently unrelated things actually belong together.

You can now sign up for this class. Theopolis has a registration page here.

Theopolis Zoom Class: Infancy and Maturity in the Messiah’s Kingdom

August 6, 2022

I am pleased to announce that I will be leading a Zoom class this fall for the Theopolis Institute. The class will run every Saturday from 1–3 pm, from October 15–November 19, 2022.

Course summary?

All baptism is paedobaptism; all communion is paedocommunion. The paradox of the Messiah’s kingdom is that its goal is maturity, and its mode is infancy.

In this course, we will do much more than ground a defense of paedocommunion (participation of baptized children in the Lord’s Supper). Exploring and integrating familiar biblical themes, we will discuss the surprising connections between infancy and maturity, the equally surprising contrasts between infancy and immaturity, and union with Christ as the sole ground of sonship. Maturity is both a Spirit-formed process, and a gift of the “apocalyptic” Christ (we’ll explain that mysterious phrase when we get there!).

Keep an eye on this page for more info: