Marty Folsom's T. F. Torrance Reading Group

Marty Folsom's T. F. Torrance Reading Group meets via Zoom every Thursday, at 1 pm Pacific. All times below are US Pacific time (convert to your time using this World Clock). Topics are announced at Facebook. Access the meeting by joining the Facebook group. Or log in with a member account here, and a Zoom link will appear in the left sidebar. Interviews are conducted by Marty unless noted otherwise. The Reading Group is supported by the T. F. T. Fellowship although not an official Fellowship event.

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Archived meetings


Fall 2022

  • August 11, 18, 25, 2022
    • Marty will be in France and we will take a break for these three weeks
  • September 1, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, Space, Time and Resurrection (#1976-331), ch. 6 – The Nature of the Ascension Event; #1976-331h
    • Tom Noble discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom. Video.
  • September 8. 2022 - OFFICE HOURS with Marty Folsom. Video
  • September 15, 2022
    • HIDDEN TREASURES - T. F. Torrance, "Introduction" in William Manson, Jesus and the Christian (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1967), 9-23 (we will include some of the Manson text). Conversation with Marty Folsom Video.
  • September 22, 2022  - Join the Firbush Retreat - https://tftorrance.org/firbush2022-09 for a weekend of Torrance discussion
  • September 29, 2022  - FIRBUSH FOLLOWUP 
    • Thomas F. Torrance, "The Eldership in the Reformed Church," Scottish Journal of Theology 37 (1984): 503-518; #1984-441. Discussion with Marty Folsom. Video
  • October 6, 2022
    • HIDDEN TREASURES - Thomas F. Torrance, "The Theology of Light: A University Sermon," in The Christian Frame of Mind: Reason, Order, and Openness in Theology and Natural Science, 2d ed. (Colorado Springs, Colorado: Helmers & Howard, 1989), 147-155; #1989-505. Video.
  • October 13, 2022, Participatio Discussion - Anthropology 
    • Marty Folsom, "Thomas F. Torrance and Personalism: Distinctions, Clarifications, and Paths Forward for Christian Anthropology," Participatio 9, "Theological Anthropology" (2021): 69-94. Hosted by Geordie Zeigler. Video.
  • October 20, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, Space, Time and Resurrection (#1976-331), ch. 7 – The Ascension and the Parousia of Christ; #1976-331i
    • Stavan John discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom. Video
  • October 27 - LISTENING - Hearing the voice of T. F. Torrance
    • Thomas F. Torrance, "Christian Theological Instinct" (Princeton Theological Seminary Media Archive, 1983); http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/5220, #1983-TFT-3 - This is a free resource. The sermon begins around 11:00 in the recording. Discussion with Marty Folsom. Video.
      • Additional resource -  Torrance, Thomas F. Theological Instinct. An audio recording of a lecture recorded in October, 2002. Vancouver, BC, Canada: Regent College, 2002; https://www.regentaudio.com/products/theological-instinct; #2002-TFT-4 This is available digitally for $5.00 from Regent. 
  • November 3, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, Space, Time and Resurrection (#1976-331), ch. 8 – The Lord of Space and Time; #1976-331j
    • Robert Walker discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom. Video.
  • November 10, 2022 Participatio Discussion - Anthropology
    • Paul Louis Metzger, "The Import of Thomas F. Torrance’s Theological Anthropology for Addressing Racialization in Contemporary Society," Participatio 9, "Theological Anthropology" (2021): 129-156 discussion with Marth Folsom. Video.
  • November 18, 2022 - Friday!

    • AAR - Annual Keynote: Thomas H. McCall, "The Finality of the Cross Reconsidered: Thomas F. Torrance and the Barthian Legacy on the Soteriological Problem of Evil"

    • https://tftorrance.org/2022-keynote Video. Lecture begins at 41:40 in Vimeo. 
       
  • November 24, 2022
    • HAPPY THANKSGIVING - no Reading Group this day
  • December 1, 2022
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 1 – Introduction; #1996-595b
    • Tom Noble discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom. Video.
  • December 8, 2022
  • December 15, 2022
    • OFFICE HOURS with Marty Folsom.
  • December 22, 2022
  • December 29, 2022 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 

Spring 2023

  • January 5, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 2 – The Christian Perspective; #1996-595c
    • Travis Stevick discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • January 12, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 
  • January 19, 2023
  • January 26, 2023 - Participatio Discussion - Anthropology 
    • Gary W. Deddo, "Resisting Reductionism: Why We Need a Truly Theological Anthropology to counter the Dehumanization of God’s Humanity," 95-128; #2021-GWD-1. VIdeo. 
  • February 2, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 3 – The Biblical Frame; #1996-595d
    • Bryden Black discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • February 9, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 
  • February 16, 2023
  • February 23, 2023 - Participatio Discussion - Anthropology
    • Daniel J. Cameron, "Incarnation and Recreation: The Fallen Nature of Christ and the Re-creation of Humanity," 51-68; #2021-DJC-1.
  • March 2, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 4 – The Trinitarian Mind; #1996-595e
    • Geordie Zeigler discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • March 9, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 
  • April 6, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 5 – One Being, Three Persons; #1996-595f
    • Gary Deddo discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • April 13, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 
  • May 4, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 6 – Three Persons, One Being; #1996-595g
    • Myk Habets discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • May 11, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 

Summer 2023

  • June 1, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 7 – Trinity in Unity and Unity in Trinity; #1996-595h
    • Paul Molnar discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • June 8, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 
  • July 6, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 8 – The Sovereign Creator; #1996-595i
    • Kerry Magruder discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • July 13, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 
  • August 3, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God (#1996-595), ch. 9 – The Unchangeableness of God; #1996-595j
    • Ted Johnston discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • August 10, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 

Fall 2023

  • September 7, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 1 – Man, the Priest of Creation; #1980-369b
    • Myk Habets discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • September 14, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 
  • October 5, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 2 – Emerging from the Cultural Split; #1980-369c
    • Tom Noble discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • October 12, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 
  • November 3, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 3 – Creation and Science; #1980-369d
    • Brent Purkaple discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • November 10, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 
  • December 7, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 4 – The Transformation of Natural Theology; #1980-369e
    • Kerry Magruder discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • December 14, 2023 - Introduction to Theology and Science at the Frontiers of Knowledge Series - 

Spring 2024

  • January 4, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 5 – Theological Science; #1980-369f
    • Travis Stevick discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.
  • February 1, 2023
    • T. F. Torrance, Ground and Grammar of Theology (#1980-369), ch. 6 – The Basic Grammar of Theology; #1980-369g
    • Paul Molnar discusses this chapter with Marty Folsom.