The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is offering a morning seminar on Saturday, October 24, from 8:30 to noon, on the theme of Salvation, hosted by St. Teresa Catholic Church here in Lincoln, Nebraska. The seminar will feature three talks, one by each of the Emmaus teaching staff, on themes that lie at the heart of our Catholic faith:
- Emmaus president, Dr. Vern Steiner, will begin the morning by considering the jailer’s question in Acts 16:30: “What Must I Do To Be Saved?”, and offering a few reflections on the theology of salvation as a Catholic Convert;
- Chad Steiner will explain some of the similarities and differences between Protestant and Catholic understandings of the concept of ‘propitiation’ (sometimes ‘atoning sacrifice’, or ‘expiation’) in the statements found in 1 John 2:2; 4:10: “He is the propitiation for our sins,” asking the question: What exactly did Christ achieve on the cross?;
- Joshua Burks will conclude the morning by exploring what it means to be “partakers of the divine nature,” which we read in 2 Peter 1:4, and what it means to conceive ‘salvation’ as in some sense ‘participation’ in the life of the Trinity.
The content promises to be informing, inspiring, and accessible to people at all levels who are interested in exploring the fullness of salvation in Catholic teaching. Space is limited due to distancing requirements, so register early!
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