A Call to Action

By Bailie Rouse on February 2, 2018

The theme for chapel this semester is "A Call to Action." This week, Dr. Tim Gombis urged us to return to the biblical text, in order to be guided to do the things Jesus has called us to do.

In the Gospel of Mark, two warnings are woven throughout the text. First, "be wary of ballpark Gospels," and, secondly, "take no comfort in Christian symbols." Contrary to what our culture says, as followers of Christ, we must demonstrate service to the outcasts, hospitality to the marginalized and prayer for eyes to see and ears to hear. We are called to be a haven of welcome to others, and, in Mark 9:37, Jesus reminds us that when we welcome the outcast or the social nobodies, we are welcoming Him. Listen to the whole sermon below.

About the Speaker

Dr. Tim Gombis is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Tyndale Fellowship and the Institute for Biblical Research. He received both his M.Div. and Th.M from the Master's Seminary and his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews. His research interests include the Gospel of Mark, Paul's letters and theology and encounters between biblical theology and contemporary culture and politics. He has written "The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God" and "Paul: A Guide for the Perplexed."

In his spare time, Dr. Gombis enjoys hiking, golf, following the Chicago Cubs and reading about ancient Greek and Roman history.

Categories: Chapel, Culture, Discipleship