Open Heart Conversations: Christianity


November 25, 2018 | 3:00 | FREE but RSVP
United Palace, 4140 Broadway, NYC or tune in on Livestream



Come and explore Christianity in the Modern World with Rev. Dr. Dale T. Irvin, President and Professor of World Christianity at New York Theological Seminary.

Founded nearly 2,000 years ago on the teachings of an itinerant Jewish Rabbi, Christianity is the world's largest religion. Together we will examine who Jesus Christ was, how his teachings related to the Jewish faith of his time, and how Christianity fits into today’s society.

Some questions we will delve into are:

  • What is the Bible?
  • What is the resurrection?
  • What are different ways of believing in the resurrection?
  • What is the Trinity?
  • How can Christians believe in ONE God and yet speak of the Trinity?
  • What is the focus of Christian ministry today?
  • What are the different branches of Christianity?
  • What is the relationship of Christianity to other spiritual and religious traditions?

Join us for an intimate exploration of the world’s largest religion, and the teachings that accompanied the Christian faith over the past thousands of years.


Rev. Dr. Dale T. Irvin is President and Professor of World Christianity at New York Theological Seminary, in New York City.He previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean.A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (M. Div., 1981) and Union Theological Seminary in New York (Ph.D., 1989), he has been a member of the Seminary’s faculty since 1989.He is the author of several books, including History of the World Christian Movement, a three-volume project he has written with Scott W. Sunquist.Over the past several decades his articles have appeared in a number of journals such as Christianity Today, Christian Century, The Ecumenical Review and The Journal of Pentecostal Studies.He is a founding editor of The Journal of World Christianity and serves on the editorial board of The Living Pulpit. Dr. Irvin has held visiting or adjunct appointments at a number of schools and universities, and has lectured and preached throughout the world.An ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA, he is a member of The Riverside Church in New York City.

You are cordially invited to join us for Open Heart Conversations, a place to meet, discover and learn about different faith and wisdom traditions. Together we’ll explore and celebrate our rich and beautiful diversity through Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Mormonism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Native American, African Spirituality and more. Experienced teachers and respected leaders will share their teachings, helping to foster dialogue, understanding and human connection. Hosted by Rev. Dr. José M. Román and Rev. Arda Itez, Open Heart Conversations are free, open to the public and welcome to all. Learn more here.

Event Details

Start date: November 25, 2018

Start time: 03:00 p.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Venue: United Palace, 4140 Broadway

Phone: 212-568-6700 x213