Audio MP3s of Ron Julian’s four-part series “Issues in Biblical Interpretation” are now available to download in the audio section of the Gutenberg website and from Gutenberg’s iTunes U site. Ron taught the series in 1990 as part of McKenzie Study Center’s Biblical Worldview Program. McKenzie Study Center is now an institute of Gutenberg College.
Ron Julian is the author of Righteous Sinners, and a co-author of The Language of God: A Commonsense Approach to Understanding and Applying the Bible. For other articles and talks by Ron Julian, go to his author page on the Gutenberg website.
From July 31 to August 3, 2013, Gutenberg College held its Summer Institute, “How to Follow Jesus When You Cannot Kill the Beast.” The Institute centered on a paper written by Gutenberg tutor Dr. Jack Crabtree in which he claims that American culture is quickly, and inexorably, becoming an anti-Christian state and then explores what it will look like to exist as a follower of Jesus in the emerging hostile society and how believers can prepare for such a future. Institute participants received a copy of Jack’s paper in advance, and Jack presented a synopsis of the paper during the first session of the Institute. In subsequent sessions, Gutenberg tutors and others in the Gutenberg community presented responses to Jack’s paper. After each presentation, a lively dialog between presenters and participants ensued. The Summer Institute, in the spirit of Gutenberg College’s approach to education, was a conversation about ideas and their consequences.
The Summer Institute sessions were recorded, and most of the presenters also wrote papers that served as the basis for their talks. The talks are now available in the audio section of this website, and the papers will be available as each is ready for publication. Brief summaries of all the talks/papers are also available.
Gutenberg College’s tuition for 2013-2014 is $12,000–an affordable cost for a quality education. Financial aid is also available, which Admissions Director Tim McIntosh explains. It’s not too late to apply for fall 2013. See Gutenberg’s online catalog for details.
“Truth Detectors” by Gutenberg tutor Chris Swanson is now available in our articles section. Andrew Kern of the Circe Institute commented on Facebook: “This is one of the better brief articles I have read on epistemology, and it never uses the word epistemology! Maybe that’s why. It is very, very clear. Read it and learn more about Gutenberg College while you’re at it.”
Chris Swanson has been a tutor at Gutenberg College since it opened its doors in 1994. He has a Ph.D. in physics and has done post-doctoral research at the University of Oregon. You can find more articles and talks by Dr. Swanson here.
What does the Holy Spirit do? Ron Julian is teaching a series on the works of the Holy Spirit, exploring passages that show the Spirit at work in the world. Given at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, Oregon, the talks are available to download from McKenzie Study Center and iTunes U.