What does it mean to be a human being?
Dr. Mark Gignilliat joins us with a message from the book of Exodus. I believe that we are seeing the erosion of the West, right in front of us. Shifts in our culture are accelerating very quickly.
What we are seeing is going to require us to wrestle with the very basic questions of who we are:
- What does it mean to be a human being?
- Do humans have a nature?
- Is there a nature that can be defined as a common nature of all humanity?
- What does sexuality actually mean in the givenness of the created order?
The answer to all of these questions sits on top of the reality and the confession that “God is.”
God has given Himself to be known. He has spoken. He has given us His name, which allows us to identify Him and to relate to Him. And He is speaking to us through His Son Jesus in the Exodus of the Old Testament. And He has spoken to us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus in the New Testament, so that we can know who our God is, relate to Him and worship Him more fully.
Dr. Mark Gignilliat is professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, where he teaches courses in Old Testament and Hebrew, and also serves as theologian in residence at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Birmingham. Dr. Gignilliat is married to Naomi, and they have four children.