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Most people are familiar with The Great Commission as written in the Bible in Matthew 26. But did you know there is another commission written earlier in the book? This first commission is very different from the Great Commission. So why is that?
Today on Educate For Life, Kevin speaks with Dr. James Fazio. He is the Dean of Bible and Theology and Professor of Biblical Studies at Southern California Seminary. James Fazio has been in the field of education for most of his life. Beginning in the public sector, James taught as a para-educator for the San Diego Unified City School District, working with special education students at Alexander Graham Bell Middle School (1995-2000) and afterwards Junipero Serra High (2000-2005). In 2010 James entered private Christian higher education, teaching undergraduate courses in biblical studies. In the next year, James accepted the position as Dean of the College at SCS.
Dr. James Fazio has an expertise in dispensationalism. Dispensationalism is a religious interpretive system and metanarrative for the Bible. It considers biblical history as divided by God into dispensations, defined periods or ages to which God has allotted distinctive administrative principles. Put simply, this means that God has interacted in different ways with people during different periods in history. This is crucial in understanding the difference between the two commissions and why that difference exists.
Tune in for a great episode. If you want to learn more about Dr. Fazio, check out https://www.socalsem.edu/dr-james-i-fazio-th-m-d-min/
This episode first aired on Sept 19th, 2020
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