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Understanding the Deep Structures of Scripture

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A Realist Christian Response to the Horror of Trauma (Scott Harrower)

Dr. Scott Harrower talks to Dru about how Scripture can guide the church to comfort and established trust with traumatized people.

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Why Scripture Doesn’t Talk about Law, Religion, or Belief (Joshua Berman)

We typically assume that belief, religion, and law in the Bible mirror our modern Western concepts. Dr. Joshua Berman wants to challenge this assumption.

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Scripture on Policing in America

Celina Durgin asks Dru Johnson about the biblical principles that bear on policing in America, including the use of force and systemic racism.

A Philosophical Theology of the Old Testament (Dr. Jaco Gericke)

Dru talks to Dr. Jaco Gericke about his recent book, why he doesn’t call himself an atheist, and how he went from disliking Old Testament studies to specializing in it.

Jeremiah Unterman

Introducing Dr. Jeremiah Unterman (CHT Fellow)

Dr. Jerry Unterman discusses his university years and his most recent work on the unique contribution of ethics in the Bible to the ancient world.

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Is the New Testament Just Stoic Philosophy?

Stoic philosophy has a reputation for clear-eyed realism, but CHT fellow Dr. Jonathan Pennington explains why he thinks Jesus’ teachings are more in touch with reality.

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Group Therapy for Anxiety in the Bible

How honesty across the Bible about the weakness and struggles of the human condition is helpful for dealing with anxiety today.

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Economic Thought in the Bible

Economic thought in the modern world is shaped by the conventions and practices of our Western culture. We see people…

Is God Perfect? Does that Matter? Peter Leithart Workshop

On February 15, Rev. Dr. Peter Leithart joined the Center for Hebraic Thought and a group of about 20 professors,…

Dr. Peter Leithart Lecture

Is God Perfect? Does that Matter? Peter Leithart Lecture

The Christian tradition describes God as “perfect” —but how this perfection is described by the Bible may look different from…