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The Truth of Jesus - Phillip Jensen

Video from John Anderson

"With Easter, the time that Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, soon approaching, John talks with bible teacher and evangelist Phillip Jensen. They discuss the very question of who Jesus Christ is, as well as matters of life, death and justice in a post-Christian world. Phillip Jensen is a Bible teacher and evangelist with Two Ways Ministries, both modelling and training others in preaching the gospel by teaching the Bible. His main work has been his regular exposition of the scriptures. Phillip was the Chaplain at the University of New South Wales from 1975–2005, Dean of Sydney at St Andrew’s Cathedral from 2003-2014 and Director of the Sydney Diocesan Ministry Training and Development from 2003-2012. Phillip Jensen’s varied ministry continues to have lasting impact on countless individuals and through major organizations in Australia and worldwide. Since 1975 Phillip has pioneered many vibrant ministries while serving thousands in the role of pastor and teacher. To date these ministries have been in the areas of training, university student work, church planting and publishing of Christian resources. Phillip is married to Helen. They currently live in Sydney and have three adult children and thirteen grandchildren. Phillip is the brother of former Archbishop of Sydney Peter Jensen. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 00:00 Intro 01:10 Introducing Phillip Jensen 02:30 Who is Jesus Christ? 04:51 Understanding the resurrection 09:17 What is a Christian? 15:10 The cross: love and justice 18:40 The truth is the truth 19:14 We want to be our own gods 21:45 Why should we believe in a 'jealous' God? 22:55 Why are people not accepting the Christian Gospel? 27:12 What do we say to those who say they can't believe in a divine being? 30:05 Society's attitude towards death 36:35 'All cultures are cultures of death' 39:18 How can democracy survive under the idea that 'each is their own god?' 40:21 Individualism is destroying us 42:18 The development of tribalism 42:47 The 'nonsense of social justice' 47:40 Equality and sameness is not the same thing 50:25 The idea of common justice and weaponising the disadvantaged 57:18 Phillip teases out popular Bible verses 1:07:15 Our response to the truth of Jesus 1:10:09 Outro -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conversations feature John Anderson, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, interviewing the world's foremost thought leaders about today's pressing social, cultural and political issues. John believes proper, robust dialogue is necessary if we are to maintain our social strength and cohesion. As he puts it; "You cannot get good public policy out of a bad public debate." from video introduction.

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