We are very excited to have Dr. Peter Enns visit Highland next week to share 3 presentations Saturday and Sunday, September 25 & 26. Saturday evening will be for specific gathering of the Session and Men’s Study group. Sunday, Peter will present the message, titled No One Has Ever Seen God, 1 John 4:7-12 at each morning worship service, 9:30 am & 11:00 am. Afterwards will offer the Carson Lecture in the sanctuary at 12:30 pm. Due to Highland’s Covid policy, we will not serve lunch between worship and the lecture.
The lecture will be “Something Happened”: How Our Experiences Press Us to See God as More than We Think.
Challenges to our beliefs about God are all around us. Few people of faith have been kept insulated from that sinking feeling that what we thought we knew or felt to be true is turned upside down in a moment—and so the wrestling with God beings. But wrestling with God is normal, unavoidable, and even necessary in the life of faith. It is not a sign of a failure but a maturing and deepening faith.
Peter Enns (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University (St. Davids, PA). He has taught undergraduate, seminary, and doctoral courses at numerous other schools, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and Temple University. Enns speaks and writes regularly to diverse audiences about the intersection of the ancient setting of Bible and contemporary Christian faith. He is also the host of the popular podcast The Bible for Normal People, blogs at peteenns.com, and has written, edited, and contributed to over 20 books, including The Sin of Certainty, The Bible Tells Me So, and most recently How the Bible Actually Works. Enns resides in suburban Philadelphia with his wife Susan.