Dr. Don Sunukjian seeks out the original intent behind Jesus' command to "turn the other cheek."
by Shelly Cunningham
February 3, 2011
Shelley Cunningham gives an interpretation of a difficult passage by using the ontological complexities of light diffusion in Middle Eastern oil lamps.
by Richard C. Langer
September 23, 2010
Rick Langer looks at John 14:6. He emphasizes that humanity is lost, so they cannot find salvation without help from Jesus.
by Donald R Sunukjian
September 16, 2010
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.
March 22, 2016
Dr. Don Sunukjian speaks in Talbot's Faculty Lecture Series in March 2016.
from Preaching Into the Wind
April 27, 2012
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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May 12, 2011
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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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October 25, 2010
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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 Talbot Chapel: Spring 2010
by Nell Sunukjian
March 30, 2010
Nell Sunukjian takes a look at the actions and dispositions of Ruth and Naomi. Sunukjian specifically dives into the story of Ruth and Boaz in order to highlight the models of righteousness their c...
from Talbot Chapel: Spring 2013
March 12, 2013
Professor Sunukjian reminds us that wisdom is not merely words dispensed, but rather, it is living consistently with the principles found in God’s word.
from Love Matters
by Jonathan M Lunde, Gary H Strauss, Jonathan A. Anderson, and Gina Sunukjian
February 17, 2011
The "Love Matters" chapel series offers a seminar covering one of the most controversial issues in relationships: sex. Featuring Dr. Jon Lunde, Dr. Gary Strauss, Dr. Jonathan Anderson and Gina Sunu...