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.
December 7, 2019 - John Behr (Distinguished Professor of Patristics, St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY, Metropolitan Kallistos Chair of Orthodox Theology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
"The Incarnation and the Passion in the Gospel of John"
October 26, 2019 - Scot McKnight (Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary, Lisle, IL)
"The Apostle Paul: 'No One Knows the Trouble I've Seen'"
September 28, 2019 - Katharine Hayhoe (Atmospheric Scientist, Professor of Political Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX)
"Christians, Climate, and our Culture in the U.S."
September 6, 2019 - Jerry Root (Professor of Evangelism, Director of Evangelism Initiative, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL)
"C. S. Lewis and the Power of the Imagination"
May 18, 2019 - Andrew Macintosh (Professor of Hebrew and Emeritus Dean, St. John's College, Cambridge University, England)
"Shock and Awe: The Old Testament Prophet Hosea in Recent Research"
April 13, 2019 - Steven Notley (Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Nyack College, New York City, NY)
"Has Bethsaida-Julias Finally Been Found?"
February 16, 2019 - Bruce Hindmarsh (Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
"'Look Upon Nothing as Separate from God': Evangelicals and the Rise of Science"
November 16, 2018 - N. T. Wright (Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St. Andrews, Scotland)
"Resurrection and the Renewal of Creation"
October 20, 2018 - Fred Sanders (Professor of Systematic Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
"The Triune God of the Bible: Seeing the Trinity in Scripture"
September 15, 2018 - Yosef Garfinkel (Professor of Archaeology (Prehistoric & Biblical Period), Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
"Searching for the Historical King David: Khirbet Qeiyafa and Khirbet al-Ra'i"
May 26, 2018 - Darlene Brooks Hedstrom (Professor of History, Director of Archaeology, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH)
"The Search for Early Christian Egypt: Archaeology and the Treasures of the Desert"
April 14, 2018 - Alfonso Ropero Berzosa (Professor, Spanish Author and Historian, Editorial Director of CLIE (publishing)), Ciudad Real, Spain.
"The Gospel and the New Creation"/"El Evangelio y la Nueva Creación"
February 24, 2018 - Andrew Macintosh (Professor of Hebrew and Emeritus Dean, St. John's College, Cambridge University, England)
"Problems and Solutions in Translating the Psalms"
November 11, 2017 – John Piper (Pastor, Author and Chancellor, Bethlehem College & Seminary, Minneapolis, MN)
“Was Jonathan Edwards a Christian Hedonist?”
October 7, 2017 – David Jeffrey (Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities, Baylor University, Waco, TX)
“Interpreting the Bible in Art: Rembrandt’s Bathsheba”
September 16, 2017 – Tremper Longman III (Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA)
“God is a Warrior: Coming to Terms with Divine Violence in the Old Testament”
April 8, 2017 – Miguel Núñez (MD, Pastor, and Author, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
“Living with Wisdom and Integrity” / “Viviendo con Sabiduría e Integridad”
March 25, 2017 – N. T. Wright (Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St. Andrews, Scotland)
“Discerning the Dawn: Knowing God in the New Creation”
March 4, 2017 – James Charlesworth (Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Princeton)
“The Theological Value of the ‘Rejected Texts’ and Dead Sea Scrolls for Understanding Jesus”
March 4, 2017 – Lee McDonald (Emeritus President and Professor of New Testament Studies, Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia)
“Why and When Was Scripture Written? Looking at the New Testament Writings”
February 24, 2017 – Robert Willis (Dean of Canterbury, England)
“Singing and Making Melody to the Lord: An Exploration of the Development and Place of Hymns in the History of the Christian Church”
February 4, 2017 – Alister McGrath (Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford, England)
“The Big Questions: Richard Dawkins Versus C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life”
October 29, 2016 – Michael Card (Christian Singer-Songwriter and Author, Franklin, Tennessee)
“Four Portraits of Jesus”
September 10, 2016 – Larry Hurtado (Emeritus Professor of New Testament, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
“A New and Mischievous Superstition: Early Christianity in the Roman World”
May 7, 2016 – Simon Gathercole (New Testament Scholar/Teacher, University of Cambridge, England)
“The Journeys of Jesus and Jewish Geography”
April 2, 2016 – Joseph Shulam (Hebrew Scholar and Christian Minister, Jerusalem)
“Simply Paul: Who is He and Who are His Opponents?”
February 6, 2016 – Michael Bird (Professor of Theology at Ridley College in Parkville, Australia)
“An Invasive Story: Paul’s Theology Between Messianic Event and Salvation History”
October 30, 2015 - Peter Williams (Warden and CEO of Tyndale House Cambridge)
"Does the Bible Support Slavery?"
September 12, 2015 - Lynn Cohick (Professor at Wheaton College in Illinois)
"We are the Circumcision" Philippians 3 and the Christian Life
May 23, 2015 - Richard Hays (Dean and Professor at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC)
Did Moses Write about Jesus? The Challenges of Figural Reading
February 28, 2015 - Dennis Danielson (Professor at University of British Columbia in Vancouver)
Milton's Paradise Lost: Epic Lessons in How to Avoid Idolatry
January 17, 2015 - Benjamin Scolnic (Rabbi and Hebrew Bible Scholar)
The Book of Daniel and the Nature of Biblical Truth
October 25, 2014 - Steven Notley (Professor at Nyack College in New York)
"Between the Chairs" New Testament Evidence for the Hebrew Jesus Spoke
September 6, 2014 - Mark Movsesian (Professor at St. John's School of Law in New York)
Religious Freedom for Mideast Christians, Yesterday and Today
August 2, 2014 - Mark Lanier (Attorney and Founder of Lanier Theological Library)
Christianity on Trial
June 7, 2014 - Harvey Floyd (Professor, Lipscomb University)
Grace and Faith
March 21, 2014 - N.T. Wright (Professor, University of St. Andrews, Scotland)
How Paul Invented Christian Theology
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
November 6, 2013 - Richard Bauckham (Senior Scholar at Ridley Hall in Cambridge)
Divine and Human Community in the Gospel of John
October 5, 2013 - Udo Middelmann (President of the Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation)
The Innocence of God
September 6, 2013 - Justice Antonin Scalia (U.S. Supreme Court Justice)
Is Capitalism or Socialism More Conducive to Christian Virtue?
April 27, 2013 - D. A. Carson (Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Going Beyond Cliches: Christian Reflection on Suffering and Evil
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
January 19, 2013 - Paige Patterson (President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
The Expectation of the Reign of Christ on a Millennial Earth
November 3, 2012 - Alan Millard (Professor from the University of Liverpool)
Did Moses Know the Alphabet? Was There Writing in Ancient Israel?
September 8, 2012 - Simon Gathercole (Professor from Cambridge University)
Did We Get Jesus Right? Jesus in the Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels
April 7, 2012 - Peter Williams (Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge University)
Things Which Ought To Be Better Known About The Resurrection of Jesus
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
February 11, 2012 - John Monson (Archaeologist and Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Physical Theology: The Bible in its Land, Time and Culture
October 29, 2011 - Simon Conway Morris (Paleontologist and Professor, Cambridge University)
Is Science the Enemy of Faith?
September 24, 2011 - Edward Fudge (Christian Theologian
The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment
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
April 16, 2011 - Weston Fields (Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation)
Dead Sea Scrolls: The Significance of the Latest Developments
March 5, 2011 - Peter Williams (Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge University)
New Evidences the Gospels were Based on Eyewitness Accounts
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
November 6, 2010 - Father Justin (Librarian from St. Catherine's Monastery)
Saint Catherine's Monastery: An Ark in the Wilderness
October 9, 2010 - Ron Highfield (Professor of Religion, Pepperdine University)
Whether Theologians Too Can Be Saved