Date(s) - May 22, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Regent College Chapel
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When we pray the Lord’s prayer, we may not realize that we are asking to participate in God’s ordering of the world. Pursing the question of what it means to say “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” this talk explores how the Bible presents human vocation and divine justice. Although “social justice” may be a loaded term for many, we cannot avoid it because biblical salvation refers not merely to the salvation of souls but to the restoration of God’s kingdom in the world as lived out by his redeemed people.
Mariam Kovalishyn is the Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at Regent College, Vancouver. The majority of Mariam’s research has centered on the epistle of James, Jewish literature of the Intertestamental period, and classical Graeco-Roman literature. Additionally, since coming to Regent, she has expanded to researching and writing across the epistles, Pauline and General. Mariam has co-authored a commentary on James (Zondervan), has published a number of articles in books and journals. She is currently working on another commentary on James for the Story of God series, and a biblical theology of social justice for Zondervan, as well as a commentary on 1 and 2 Peter.