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Joshua Coutts -- Free Public Lecture

Saturday Feb 15 2020 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

“Living According to the Lord’s Day: The Formative Role of Worship in Early Christianity”
Joshua Coutts
, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of New Testament

Part of the Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2020, a community service for the general public. Admission is free - no registration is required.

The worship practices of the earliest Christians reflect their convictions about Jesus and his relationship to God, but they took a variety of forms and in turn shaped the earliest Christian communities. Ignatius, the second century bishop of Antioch, was not alone in his call for Christians to align their lives with the grain of their worship, or as he put it, to “live according to the Lord’s day.” This lecture will outline the various worship practices of early Christians and explore the ways in which these moulded faithful Jesus followers, as well as some implications for Christian worship today.

Joshua Coutts (PhD, University of Edinburgh, Scotland) is the author of several scholarly articles, as well as The Divine Name in the Gospel of John (Mohr Siebeck, 2017).