Previous Lectures

Since Lanier Theological Library opened in October 2010, we have hosted outstanding scholars from around the world who came here to lecture in our Stone Chapel. Here is a list of our past lecturers, with the most recent listed first. Most of our lectures are available to view online. To watch the videos, click here. To order a DVD of a lecture, click here.

October 25, 2014 – Steven Notley (Professor at Nyack College in New York)

“Between the Chairs” New Testament Evidence for the Hebrew Jesus Spoke

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September 6, 2014 – Mark Movsesian (Professor at St. John’s School of Law in New York)

Religious Freedom for Mideast Christians, Yesterday and Today

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August 2, 2014 – Mark Lanier (Attorney and Founder of Lanier Theological Library)

Christianity on Trial 

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June 7, 2014 – Harvey Floyd (Professor, Lipscomb University)
Grace and Faith 

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March 21, 2014 – N.T. Wright (Professor, University of St. Andrews, Scotland) 
How Paul Invented Christian Theology

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January 18, 2014 – James Hoffmeier (Archaeologist & Egyptologist, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Stephen Moshier (Professor, Wheaton College)
Moses Did Not Sleep Here! A Critical Look at Some Sensational Exodus and Mt. Sinai Theories

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November 6, 2013 – Richard Bauckham (Senior Scholar at Ridley Hall in Cambridge)
Divine and Human community in the Gospel of John

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October 5, 2013 – Udo Middelmann (President of the Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation)
The Innocence of God

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September 6, 2013 – Justice Antonin Scalia (U.S. Supreme Court Justice)
Is Capitalism or Socialism More Conducive to Christian Virtue?

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April 27, 2013 – D. A. Carson (Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Going Beyond Cliches: Christian Reflection on Suffering and Evil

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March 23, 2013 – Alister McGrath (Chair of Theology and Culture, King’s College London)
C.S. Lewis and the Post Modern Generation: His Message 50 Years Later

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January 19, 2013 – Paige Patterson (President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)

The Expectation of the Reign of Christ on a Millennial Earth

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November 3, 2012 – Alan Millard (Professor from the University of Liverpool)
Did Moses Know the Alphabet? Was There Writing in Ancient Israel?

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September 8, 2012 – Simon Gathercole (Professor from Cambridge University)

Did We Get Jesus Right? Jesus in the Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels 

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April 7, 2012 – Peter Williams (Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge University)
Things Which Ought To Be Better Known About The Resurrection of Jesus

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March 17, 2012 – Sy Gitin (Dorot Director of the Albright Institute and Professor of Archaeology)

Ekron of the Philistines: From Sea Peoples to Olive Oil Industrialists

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February 11, 2012 – John Monson (Archaeologist and Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Physical Theology: The Bible in its Land, Time and Culture

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October 29, 2011 – Simon Conway Morris (Paleontologist and Professor, Cambridge University)

Is Science the Enemy of Faith?

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September 24, 2011 – Edward Fudge (Christian Theologian 
and Attorney)
The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment

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May 21, 2011 – James Hoffmeier (Archaeologist & Egyptologist, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
The Exodus from Egypt In Light Of Recent Archaeological And Geological Work In North Sinai

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April 16, 2011 – Weston Fields (Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation)

Dead Sea Scrolls:  The Significance of the Latest Developments

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March 5, 2011 – Peter Williams (Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge University)

New Evidences the Gospels were Based on Eyewitness Accounts

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December 11, 2010 – Alister McGrath (Chair of Theology and Culture, King’s College London)
The Lord Is My Light: How the Christian Faith Makes Sense of Things

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November 6, 2010 – Father Justin (Librarian from St. Catherine’s Monastery)
Saint Catherine’s Monastery: An Ark in the Wilderness

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October 9, 2010 – Ron Highfield (Professor of Religion, Pepperdine University)

Whether Theologians Too Can Be Saved