Matt’s talks from Dallas Seminary 2016

A couple weeks ago I was invited to speak at Dallas Theological Seminary. It was a great experience. They’ve put all four of my main talks online now, and I thought you might enjoy seeing them. Here they are, in order.

In the first talk, we discuss Acts 2 and also the beautiful, amazing story of Kapiolani. If you don’t know her story YOU SHOULD!

In my second talk, we discussed the question, “Where is God when I am suffering?” This is a talk I’ve given more than once, coming from the story of Jesus and Lazarus. It continues to be one that is meaningful for me.

My third talk was about outsiders, specifically the story of the Ethiopian eunuch. I’m always a little nervous how people will respond to this one, but it was well loved by the audience at DTS as near as I could tell. If this story interests you, you can read a lot more about it in my book, “Into the Fray.”

And finally, in my last talk I share about “opening our eyes.” One of the fascinating things to me is the story the Samaritans tell today about the founding of the second temple. I share that here in this talk, along with some thoughts about how Christians interact with women, minorities, and people of other religions. It got pretty quiet in the room, and probably a little awkward. But I was thankful for the engagement of the students at DTS!

Many thanks again to the fine people at DTS for inviting us and being such gracious hosts. Looking forward to connecting more in the future!

If you’d like to download the talks you can do so for free at the DTS website.

Author: Matt Mikalatos

Matt Mikalatos is a writer not a fighter.

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