Wednesdays with Westminster

October 28, 2020


In the next few weeks, many of us will participate in one of the hallmark privileges of our civic life – voting. We will gratefully and dutifully exercise our right as citizens of this nation. What, if anything, does this have to do with the Bible’s regular refrain regarding the vision for and our role as citizens in the kingdom of God?
Join us via Zoom at 7 p.m. as we learn from and engage with Dr. Asante Todd, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics (October 28) at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

 

 

 

We’ll dig in and consider these questions:

  • What does it mean to be a “citizen” in God’s kingdom?
  • How should we obey the command to “seek ye first the kingdom of God?”
  • When we pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,” what are we praying for?
  • What biblical and theological heroes in faith have used this language to inspire and instruct us?

Dr. Asante Todd (MDiv’06) joined the Austin Seminary faculty in 2013, and in 2016 he became assistant professor of Christian ethics.; he is a member of the Theological-Historical Department.

Todd earned an undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and the Master of Divinity degree from Austin Seminary in 2006. He earned the PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2016. A native of Midland, Texas, Todd has also worked in the Texas State Legislature, for the Austin Area Urban League, and has served as youth minister.

Asante Todd’s general area of research is public theology, the ways in which theological and religious commitments impact public debate, policy, politics, and opinion. He also desires to think with religious communities about social consciousness and democratic responsibility.

Look for Zoom links and info in this week’s online newsletter and worship email.