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At the Anselm Society’s Imagination Redeemed 2019 conference, Hans Boersma gave this lecture on the Psalms and worship to kick off the weekend. Boersma dwelt on sacred art, created for the central activity of the church for all eternity: corporate worship. In worship, we remember who we are, the heavenly tapestry in which we have been invited to participate; and we encounter God Himself, by Whom all things were made.
A Mars Hill Audio conversation with Ken Myers on Alexander Schmemann's For the Life of the World.
A catechesis session on the beatific vision, given by Dr. Boersma at Christ Church, Waco.
In this forum, Dr. Boersma guides us through some of the history and theology behind the practice of sacred reading, or lectio divina. We then take a biblical passage and read, meditate, pray, and contemplate, taking each of the four steps that have brought the feet of numerous saints before us inside the gates of Jerusalem.
In this interview with Dr. Jonathan Armstrong, Dr. Boersma discusses his recent book, Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition.
In this interview with Al Kresta, Dr. Boersma discusses his recent book, Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition.
Videos and lectures from a June 2018 seminar at the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies, “Enchanted Worship: Sacramental Ontology and Christian Liturgy.”
In February of 2018, Dr. Boersma delivered the Lenten Lecture Series at North Sound Church, Edmonds, WA. This set of three lectures are meant to invite the listener into a re-enchanted universe.
In this presentation I turn to several church fathers' readings of the Beatitudes, looking for their assistance—not so as to re-enchant the world, but to re-enchant our own identities. Insisting on biblical exegesis that is mystical in orientation (‘mountainous reading’), open to a variety of readings (‘multiplicity of meaning’), and inviting us into the very life of God (‘moral virtue’), the church fathers teach us how it is that through participation in God's happiness we ourselves are re-enchanted so as to live in harmony with an enchanted world.
After 500 years, can we re-evaluate—perhaps even put behind us—the disunity that the Reformation caused? This lecture takes a look “behind the scenes” and argues that a sacramental approach to reality can unite Catholics and Protestants in their struggle against the secularity of modernity.
Hans Boersma (PhD, University of Utrecht), a theologian and experienced preacher, is J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Before coming to Regent in 2005, he taught for six years at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC (1999–2005). He has also served as a pastor for several years (1994–1998). In 2015, he was appointed as a member of Evangelicals and Catholics Together. Among Hans's main theological interests are Catholic thought, the church fathers, and patristic exegesis. Hans and his wife Linda live in Langley, BC. From 2015–2016, he held the Danforth Visiting Chair at St. Louis University.