EWP Talks on NT: The New Creation

Reprinted from the Oikonomia Network.

Our collection of EWP Talks on New Testament will help your students see the revelation of God in Christ in a fresh way, as a power breaking into the whole world by the Spirit even today. Economic wisdom means above all the wisdom we have come to know in Christ, the full and final embodiment of God’s image, in whom all things hold together.

Each EWP Talk is about 15-20 minutes long, so they’re easy to use. But the conversations they’ll catalyze in your classroom, church or group will be much longer.

This semester, consider assigning your students a talk from our video library!

And, of course, in addition to our New Testament playlist, we also have collections of talks on EthicsTheologyOld TestamentCultureSpiritual FormationPastoral Leadership and History!

Here’s a closer look at some of the talks in our New Testament collection:

Darrell Bock | Luke and Money: Surrendering into Stewardship

Darrell Bock of Dallas Theological Seminary unfolds the ironies and reversals in Luke – from the rich fool and Lazarus’ wealthy neighbor to Zacchaeus and the widow’s mite – that call us to use all our money for good stewardship of God’s world.

Consider assigning in: New Testament, Ethics

Deborah Gill | Discipleize! The Great Commission in All of Life

Deborah Gill of Assemblies of God Theological Seminary carefully unpacks the Greek text and biblical/cultural context of the church’s original mission statement, the Great Commission, to show how the church’s task is to “discipleize” in every area of life.

Consider assigning in: New Testament, Spiritual Formation, Theology, Culture

Joshua Jipp | Jesus the Economic Teacher

In this highly personal talk, Joshua Jipp of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School shares stories of his grandfather on the Iowa farm where he grew up. Grandpa Wayne had absorbed key economic teachings from Jesus, prioritizing contentment, productivity and community.

Consider assigning in: New Testament, Ethics

Constantine Campbell | Chosen Sojourners in 1st Peter: Living between Two Worlds

Constantine Campbell of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School describes how Peter calls us “chosen sojourners” because we can make a bigger difference for Christ in this world when they live more fully for the next world instead of this one.

Consider assigning in: New Testament, Theology

Nathan Hitchcock | A Plan for All Things: The Economy of God in Ephesians

Nathan Hitchcock of Sioux Falls Seminary unpacks the meaning of the biblical term oikonomia. He points out that Paul uses this term frequently; reviewing Paul’s use of the phrase oikonomia theou in Ephesians, Hitchcock argues that God’s creation plan – the economy of God – is an audacious enterprise.

Consider assigning in: Theology, New Testament

Celeste Cranston | Two Sons: The Gospel and Work

Celeste Cranston of Seattle Pacific University demonstrates how the story of the prodigal son invites us into a life of kingdom work marked by abundance and gratitude, not scarcity and fear.

Consider assigning in: Spiritual Formation, New Testament

And More:

Fred Sanders | The Portable Trinity: Working within God’s Work

Tom Nelson | If We Would Be Faithful: Fruitfulness Matters

Charlie Self | Faithful Churches Create Flourishing Communities: Righteousness, Peace and Joy

Chris Armstrong | God’s People, Christ’s Body, Spirit’s Temple: Being a Sacred Church

Michael Wittmer | The Same Call: Vocation Is Integral to the Gospel

W. Jay Moon | Economics and Mission: The Connected Complexity of Cultures

Check out these talks and those in our other topical areas – it’s always a good time to point your students to good resources on the challenging questions they face!

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