Dr. Don Sunukjian seeks out the original intent behind Jesus' command to "turn the other cheek."
by Chris Anderson
September 17, 2010
Artist Chris Anderson shares her poignant testimony. From scraping by in New York, to teaching in Berlin, to scooping up ashes at Ground Zero, Anderson's story is an unforgettable account of the Lo...
by Donald R Sunukjian
September 16, 2010
by Elizabeth Neely
September 15, 2010
Associated Students President Elizabeth Neely encourages students to make God known, even in the midst of their busy college schedules.
I am a student at Fresno Pacific University taking a class in bible leadership. We had a forum last week where students discussed to some extent what turning the other cheek signified. After watching this video I know comprehend to a further extent what god means by turning the other cheek. My answer to that question has now changed. One lesson to be learned from this is that people often use the metaphor eye for eye and tooth for a tooth as means of revenge against their brothers and sisters. This is not what god wants. Jesus does not want us to take that literally because "eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth" is supposed to apply only to public justice and not private revenge. When Jesus advises humans to turn the other cheek on an evil person he is talking about people who have an individual evil focus on us. It’s more like a personal type of evil. Jesus wants humans to leave revenge and justice to him. Jesus will take care of us. Turning the other cheek can break evil links and being nice to the evil person can ultimately help them get closer to god.
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from Talbot Chapel: Spring 2016
March 15, 2016
Don Sunukjian speaks at Talbot Chapel in March of 2016.
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Dr. Don Sunukjian speaks in Talbot's Faculty Lecture Series in March 2016.
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Dr. Don Sunukjian breaks down the major elements of the book of James. Dr. Sunukjian takes this "big picture" look at James in order to provide listeners with a valuable strategy for approaching th...
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Led by some of Biola's brightest minds, these messages tackle many of the Bible's most difficult passages. Ideas such as turning the other cheek, the leadership of Jonah, and many others are unpack...
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Taken from the Fall semester of 2010, these Undergraduate Chapels are rooted in diligent, Biblical teaching. Many wise speakers share their insights on cinema, advent, pleasure, difficult bible pas...
from Blessed are the Peacemakers
by Todd Pickett
October 18, 2010
Todd Pickett introduces the theme behind this year's Torrey Conference: "Blessed are the Peacemakers: Redeeming Relationships in the Conflicts of our Lives."
by Tim Pollard
October 20, 2010
Conflict is all around us, painfully building up walls and tearing down relationships. And it is not as random as you think – it follows quite predictable patterns. This session provides a biblical...
October 20, 2010
Because of Jesus work on the cross, not only are we provided with reconciliation with God, but also given the vision and means to be reconciled with others. The gospel is the true key to healthy re...
from Undergraduate Chapel: Spring 2011
by Ashish J Naidu
May 12, 2011
Dr. Ashish Naidu grapples with the seemingly conflicting messages of God's love and God's wrath as taught by Jesus Christ. In his examination of God's judgment, Dr. Naidu emphasizes the Christian m...
by Allen L Yeh
May 6, 2011
Dr. Allen Yeh discusses the role that horizontal relationships play under a personal devotion to God. Dr. Yeh challenges his audience to reorient their system of priorities with an understanding of...
by J. Kent Edwards
March 31, 2011
Dr. Kent Edwards analyzes God's decision to use Jonah as a prophet even in Jonah's deliberate actions of disobedience. Dr. Edwards teaches that God's grace in Jonah's life embodied the message that...