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Walking in your Messy-anic identity

ONGROUND ONLY EVENT

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Walking in your Messy-anic identity:
Restoring Paul's forgotten rule about Jewish & Gentile callings (1 Cor 7:17–24)


The 2018 Visiting Scholar Symposium is an onground only event held at the Messianic Studies Institute (4950 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43230) starting Friday, May 4th at 7:00 pm and ending Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 pm.


Course Description:

The VSS is a yearly event held by the Messianic Studies Institute to host a visiting scholar who presents on an important topic. This year we are honored to feature the teaching of J. Brian Tucker (PhD) who will be guiding us in thinking about our messy (pun intended) identity as Messiah followers. This year MSI is pleased to offer a free community event open to everyone on Friday night featuring an opening presentation followed by a meet and greet with the scholar. Registration is not required to attend our special Friday night session, but Saturday and Sunday are only available to registrants in the course. Be encouraged to come Friday night, even if you are unsure about the topic as everyone can glean a greater understanding from attending the Friday night event.


What does 1 Cor 7:17–24 say about the differences between Jewish and Gentile callings in Messiah? I thought we were 'one new man'? Does my ethnicity mean anything any longer in Messiah? Well, let's just say that forgetting Paul's rule created a mess in Messianic Jewish and Gentile identity. Yet it was God's goal for every tribe, tongue, people, and ethnicity to rejoice with His people Israel. Come and learn how to walk in your 'Messy-anic' identity in light of a deeper understanding of Scripture. You'll not want to miss this rare opportunity to study at the feet of the sages May 4–6 at MSI, YOUR Center for Lifelong Learning!


Friday Night (May 4th) 7:00–9:15 pm Free Community Event & Meet and Greet

Saturday (May 5th) 10:30–6:30 pm Educational Sessions & Interactive Discussions

Sunday (May 6th) 10:00–2:00 pm Closing Arguments & Book Signing
More details about the individual sessions to come.

Course Dates:

May 4, 5, 6

2017-2018 ONGROUND Course Brochure


Your Instructor


J. Brian Tucker
J. Brian Tucker

Brian (PhD University of Wales) is Professor of NT at Moody Theological Seminary. His primary studies have been on social identity and how it relates to our relationship with Messiah. Recent works of his include publishing The T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity in the New Testament. His current role at Moody Theological Seminary is the program head for the Master of Divinity, as well as the Professor of New Testament. He is an active member of many groups, including: Honorary Research Fellow, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago Society of Biblical Research, Institute for Biblical Research, and Evangelical Theological Society.


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