Lynn Cohick’s Lecture on Paul and Eric Liddell

Prof. Lynn Cohick (Wheaton College) presented the first inaugural Eric Liddell lecture on theology and mission at Crossway College in Brisbane, Australia. The lecture is entitled, “The Apostle Paul and Eric Liddell –  Prisoners of Christ,” and it is available in both audio and in PDF (note, I can’t open it in Google Chrome for some reason, but it’s fine in Mozilla and Explorer). It was a great comparison of the Apostle Paul and the Scottish Missionary Eric Liddell on the topics of engaging empire and suffering for the gospel. Do listen to it!

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  • S Wu

    That’s great! Thank you for posting it. I have been thinking that “Jesus is Lord” means that all other “lords” (deities, etc) are not “Lord” – and those other “lords” include Caesar (in Paul’s days) but not exclusively. I thought that that’s quite obvious – or have I missed something?

  • S Wu

    That’s great! Thank you for posting it. I have been thinking that “Jesus is Lord” means that all other “lords” (deities, etc) are not “Lord” – and those other “lords” include Caesar (in Paul’s days) but not exclusively. I thought that that’s quite obvious – or have I missed something?

  • S Wu

    And as someone coming from a non-Western culture, and someone who knows some wonderful long-term Western missionaries (to my part of the world), I am deeply thankful to missionaries who have willingly suffered for the gospel and shared Christ’s love in humility. I guess my concern is that there are occasions in which some missionaries do not have that attitude and/or lifestyle. I am concerned when there is a superiority complex over a people group whose culture is “different” but not inferior. Sometimes (not always), instead of planting biblically-based indigenous churches, Western-style churches are planted, with a so-called “gospel” of wealth and materialism. Of course this is not the norm. And it would not be the norm if we are like the apostle Paul who seeks to follow Christ’s sacrificial and self-giving way of life.

  • S Wu

    And as someone coming from a non-Western culture, and someone who knows some wonderful long-term Western missionaries (to my part of the world), I am deeply thankful to missionaries who have willingly suffered for the gospel and shared Christ’s love in humility. I guess my concern is that there are occasions in which some missionaries do not have that attitude and/or lifestyle. I am concerned when there is a superiority complex over a people group whose culture is “different” but not inferior. Sometimes (not always), instead of planting biblically-based indigenous churches, Western-style churches are planted, with a so-called “gospel” of wealth and materialism. Of course this is not the norm. And it would not be the norm if we are like the apostle Paul who seeks to follow Christ’s sacrificial and self-giving way of life.

  • Bangladesh

    I cant get the cock-eyed picture out of my head.

  • Bangladesh

    I cant get the cock-eyed picture out of my head.

  • Ray

    I’m glad you’ve kept the picture up for three days!

  • Ray

    I’m glad you’ve kept the picture up for three days!


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