What's the Big Deal about Marriage? Reclaiming God's Plan for Men and Women by Alan Wisdom, Theology Matters' Fellow on Marriage Initiative (6-part DVD series; each session is approx. 45 min in length)
Marriage is up for grabs in our society today. Is it just any "two people who love each other," or is there something more to marriage than just feelings of affection? Why just "two people"? Television shows now cast a favorable light on polygamy, and a number of states have redefined marriage to include same-sex couples. Some people are asking, "Why bother with marriage at all? Isn't it just a piece of paper? Maybe marriage is obsolete."
Such doubts arise even within the church. And they are having an effect on behavior. Fewer people marry today. More people divorce. increasing numbers of people move through a series of relationships without ever forming a lasting marriage. How should the church respond to these trends?
Alan Wisdom takes us back to the basic question, "What does God our Creator mean for marriage to be? In this seminar Wisdom reclaims the rich biblical heritage of teaching on marriage.
Outline of Sessions
(each session is approx. 45 min long)
Back to Creation: Matthew 19, Genesis 1-2
From Old Testament to New Testament: Marriage in Law and Gospel
The Church Changes the Culture
Where Marriage Stands in Our Culture Today
What Can the Church Say about Marriage?
What Can the Church Do about Marriage?
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