Last week I laid the foundations for the book of Ruth.
In comparison to other writing in the Old Testament, this book presents an unconventional story of race relations in ancient antiquity.
The story challenged social and cultural norms, and theology in new and radical ways at the time it was written, as it does today.
During the course of my lecture, I discussed Jewish relation with Gentiles (non-Jews). We looked at early assimilation under the following three headers: the mixed multitude, the inhabitants of the land of Canaan, and converts to Judaism.
Today I will be building on these gains, with a closer look at conversion to Judaism, and how this is reflected in New Testament doctrine and theology.
This book poses tough questions to the thinking Christian. Perhaps most importantly it equips us with ideas for contextualisation of our faith in a postmodern world.
So join us on this epic journey into purpose, meaning and destiny.
The English Room,
Kent DA6 7DA
Ps: Big thank you to all who helped towards the rent arrears. The Lord will meet you at the point of your need.