October 25, 2021
John Bowlin, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Robert L. Stuart Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics, delivered his inaugural lecture on October 14, 2021. In “Jesus and Dogs, or How to Command a Friend,” Bowlin explored biblical imagery related to the relationship between servants and masters. Bowlin delved deeply into John 15:12-15:
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you slaves any longer, because the slave does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.”
Watch or listen to Bowlin’s lecture below.
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Bowlin will begin his tenure as dean and vice president of Academic Affairs on July 1, 2023.
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