This series focuses on the theology of the Cross. It looks at the great themes of sin, holiness, and love and how they compete and are reconciled at the cross. By listening to these presentations, you will gain a new or much deeper appreciation of the issues that surround the cross and how they were resolved by Jesus death and resurrection in such a way that an avenue of escape was found for sinners. Sin here is exposed and described in all its seriousness; holiness is talked about as the complete purity found in God’s character that will not allow him to accommodate sin or those who choose to invest in it; the complications brought to bear by love are also described. The resolution that came at Calvary shines very brightly in these lectures and, after watching them, you will have a renewed sense of joy and appreciation for what God accomplished in Jesus at Calvary.
David Thomas is currently Professor of Theology and Dean of the School of Theology. He has been a member of the faculty at Walla Walla University since the summer of 2001. Prior to joining the faculty, Thomas spent some 24 years in pastoral work in New England, and in Washington. Thomas, an ordained minister in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was born on the continent of Africa of British missionary parentage. He emigrated to the United States to attend college. He is a graduate of Atlantic Union College (BA 1975) and Andrews University (MDiv 1978). He received his doctorate in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University in 1999. Thomas married Loralee Minty, an Elementary Education major from Massachusetts who currently teaches at Rogers Adventist School. They have two sons Matthew and Jonathan who are now gone from home into the adult world where one works as a structural engineer, the other as an auditor.