Dr. Stealey introduces Dr. Eduard Schweizer, a professor of New Testament from the University of Zurich, who then proceeds to lecture on “The Disciples of Jesus in the Post-Easter Church”. Using the parable of the Prodigal Son, found in Luke 15:11-32, as a jumping off point, Dr. Schweizer focuses on what Jesus would want for the church now.
James H. Blackmore was Emeritus Professor of A. Div. Studies and Visiting Professor of Biblical Studies. Before the message, a brief explanation was given of the use of a shofar (ram's horn) in scripture, and one was blown in the service. The scripture reading was from Luke 22:24-34. The subject of the message was humanity's inability to fully understand God, especially related to the inadequacy of words to explain God.
Dr. William H. Willimon was Minister to the University and Professor of the Practice of the Christian Ministry at Duke University in Durham, NC. This message focuses on the symbolism and implications of meals in Judeo-Christian tradition, especially the Last Supper from Luke 22, the resulting Christian tradition of the Lord's Supper, as well as the people seated at the table for meals with Jesus, both in earthly ministry and in heaven.