Sun, Jan 15|
January Podcast release: Come, Follow Me Interfaith Conversations with Robert Millet
John 1 (1/16/23) and Matthew 3 (1/23/23) with special guest Mark Maddix
Time & Location
Jan 15, 2023, 12:00 PM PST
About the Event
The John A. Widtsoe Foundation is deeply committed to elevating dialogue between members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other religious communities. In this pre-recorded podcast and video series, Robert Millet will host a monthly conversation with three Christian scholars: Mark Maddix a Nazarene Wesleyan scholar, Peter Huff, a Catholic Scholar, and Craig Blomberg, an Evangelical Scholar. Each month, Millet will draw from the Come, Follow Me New Testament curriculum to help listeners gain a deeper appreciation for New Testament passages and the beliefs we share (and sometimes differ on) with members of each of these Christian denominations.
For this first pre-recorded conversation, Brother Millet is joined by Mark Maddix, Dean of Theology and Christian Ministries at Point Loma University. The pair discussed passages from two upcoming weeks of the 2023 New Testament Come, Follow Me curriculum in January including John 1: 1-19 (In the beginning was the WORD, corresponding with CFM 1/16-22), and Matthew 3 (John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus, corresponding with CFM 1/23-29).
This podcast is available now on our Podcast page for download or listening immediately.
The pre-recorded video of this event is now available on YouTube.
Conversation host Robert L. Millet is Professor Emeritus of Ancient Scripture at Brigham University. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from BYU in Psychology and his PhD from Florida State University in Religious Studies. During his 31 years at BYU, he served as Chair of the department of Ancient Scripture, Dean of Religious Education, and Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding, a chair that focuses on interfaith relations. During the last thirty years he has been involved in academic dialogues with Evangelical Christians, the Church of the Nazarene, and Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). He is the author or editor of many books and articles dealing with the doctrine and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its relationship to other faiths.
Mark Maddix is Professor of Practical theology and Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries at Point Loma Nazarene University. He completed his Ph.D. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is a frequent speaker in the areas of Christian education, spiritual formation, ministry, and online education. He has published several articles in the Wesley Theological Journal, Christian Education Journal, and authored or coauthored a dozen books. His most well-known text is "Understanding Faith Formation: Theological, congregational, and Global dimensions.
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*This conversation series is pre-recorded and is not a live event series.