Panel Discussions and Seminars

November 10, 2017 – Christian Hedonism: Self-Denial, Suffering, and the Enjoyment of Creation

John Piper, Pastor, Author and Chancellor, Bethlehem College & Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Brian Borgman,  Pastor and Author, Grace Community Church, Minden, Nevada
Joe Rigney, Assistant Professor of 
Theology and Literature, Bethlehem College & Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sam Storms, Pastor and Author, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma 
City, Oklahoma
Mark Lanier, Trial Attorney, Bible Teacher, Author and Founder of Lanier 
Theological Library

September 15, 2017 – Biblical Wisdom: Both Ancient and Relevant?

Tremper Longman III (Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA)
David Capes 
(Moderator, Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL)
Jim Hoffmeier 
(Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL)
K. Lawson Younger Jr., 
(Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages and Ancient Near Eastern History, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL)

March 24, 2017 – Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’ Crucifixion

N. T. Wright (Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St. Andrews, Scotland)
Lynn Cohick (Department Chair, Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College, Illinois)
Michael Lloyd (Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, England)
Ian Shaw (Associate International Director of the Langham Scholars Programme, Honorary Fellow at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
Mark Lanier (Moderator – J.D. Trial Attorney, Bible Teacher, Author and Founder of Lanier Theological Library)

February 3, 2017 – Science and Faith

Alister McGrath (Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford, England)
Leonard Allen (Dean and Professor, Lipscomb University, Deptartment of Bible and Ministry)
Rubel Shelly (Professor in Philosophy and Religion, Lipscomb University)
Janet Siefert (Senior Faculty Fellow, Rice University, Biochemical Systems, Origin of Life, Astrobiology)
Mark Lanier (Moderator – J.D. Trial Attorney, Bible Teacher, Author and Founder of Lanier Theological Library)

October 28, 2016 – God’s Loving Kindness: Trying to Get a Handle on Hesed

Michael Card (Singer-Songwriter, Author in Biblical Studies, Franklin, TN)
Andy Dearman (Associate Dean, Professor of Old Testament, Fuller Seminary, Houston, TX)
Phillip Marshall (Assistant Professor of Theology, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX)
Mark Sneed (Professor of Bible, Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX)
Charles Mickey (Moderator – Director of Lanier Theological Library)

September 9, 2016 – Who Were the Early Christians?

Larry Hurtado (Emeritus Professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
Carey Newman (Director of Baylor University Press, Professor, Minister and Author, Waco, TX)
Rubel Shelly (Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN)
Christian Eberhart (Professor of Religious Studies and Chairman of Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Houston)
Mark Lanier (Moderator – J.D. Trial Attorney, Bible Teacher, Author and Founder of Lanier Theological Library)

May 6, 2016 – Five New Testament Scholars on Two Topics: The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife & Atonement in Paul’s Writings

Simon Gathercole (New Testament Scholar/Teacher, University of Cambridge, England)
David Capes (Moderator – Dean, Professor of New Testament, Houston Graduate School of Theology, Houston, TX)
Graham Cole (Dean, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL)
Craig Evans (Dean, School of Christian Thought, John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX)
David Moessner (Professor, A. A. Bradford Chair of Religion, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX)

April 1, 2016 – Problems in Understanding Paul

Joseph Shulam (Hebrew scholar and Christian minister, Jerusalem)
Mark Hamilton (Robert & Kay Onstead Professor of Old Testament, Abilene Christian University)
George Goldman (Associate Dean, Undergraduate Bible, Lipscomb University)
David Rudolph (Director of Messianic Jewish Studies, The King’s University, Southlake, TX)
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

October 30, 2015 - Slavery and the Bible

Peter Williams (Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge)
James Hoffmeier (Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Andy Dearman (Associate Dean and Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary, Houston)
Dick Averbeck (Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

September 11, 2015 - Paul and His Jewish Background

Lynn Cohick (Professor, Wheaton College)
Ben Blackwell (Interim Dean, School of Christian Thought, Houston Baptist University)
Todd Still (Dean and Professor, Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary)
Steve Young (Assistant Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary)
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

May 22, 2015 - Figural Reading - Old Testament in the New

Richard Hays (Dean, Duke Divinity School)
Lynn Cohick (Professor, Wheaton College)
Carey Newman (Director, Baylor University Press)
David Capes (Professor, Houston Baptist University)
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

February 27, 2015 - John Milton & Theology

Dennis Danielson (Professor, University of British Columbia)
Phillip Donnelly (Associate Professor, Honors College of Baylor University)
Emily Stelzer (Assistant Professor, Houston Baptist University)
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

January 16, 2015 - Historical and Archaeological Evidence for the Jewish Diaspora After 722 B.C.

Benjamin Scolnic (Southern Connecticut State University)
K. Lawson Younger (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
James K. Hoffmeier (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Richard Hawes (Archaeology Forum, Tyndale House Cambridge)
Gary A. Rendsburg (Rutgers University)
Thomas W. Davis (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)

October 25, 2014 - Languages of the Bible: Hebraisms in the Greek

Steven Notley (Professor, Nyack College)
Weston Fields (Executive Director, Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation)
Peter Davids (Professor, Houston Baptist University)
Jeff Peterson (Professor, Austin Graduate School of Theology)
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

September 6, 2014 - Religious Freedom: A Panel Discussion

Mark Movsesian (Professor, St. John's University School of Law)
James Hoffmeier (Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Mario Arroyo (Senior Pastor, St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church)
Michael Simons (Dean, St. John's University School of Law)
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

August 1, 2014 - Christianity on Trial Panel Discussion

David Fleming (Senior Pastor, Champion Forest Baptist Church)
Randy Richards (Dean of the School of Ministry, Palm Beach Atlantic University)
Tremper Longman III (Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College)
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

June 7, 2014 - An Interview with Harvey Floyd

Harvey Floyd (Retired Hebrew Professor from Lipscomb University)
Mark Lanier (Interviewer)

March 21, 2014 - A Seminar on Paul with N.T. Wright

N.T. Wright (Professor at University of St. Andrews)
Ross Wagner (Associate Professor at Duke Divinity School)
Bruce Corley (President of B.H. Carroll Theological Institute)
Mark Lanier, Moderator

October 4, 2013 - "God and Evil" Panel Discussion
Udo Middelmann (President of the Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation)
David Capes (Thomas Nelson Research Professor at Houston Baptist University)
Rick Taylor (Professor of Old Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary)
David Fleming (Senior Pastor, Champion Forest Baptist Church)
John Hill (Minister, Berwick Christian Church)
Malcolm Yarnell (Professor of Systematic Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological  Seminary)
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

March 23, 2013 – C. S. Lewis Seminar

Alister McGrath (Kingʼs College London)
Jerry Root (Wheaton College) “C.S. Lewisʼs Big Ideas: Explored and Applied”
Don King (Montreat College) “The Influence of George Herbertʼs The Temple on C. S. Lewisʼs Pastoral Voice and Understanding of Grief.”
Christopher Mitchell (Wheaton College) “Bearing the Weight of Glory: C.S. Lewis as a Lay Minister”
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

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November 2, 2012 - "Writing and Scribal Techniques in Early Israel"

Alan Millard (University of Liverpool), Respondent
James K. Hoffmeier
(Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
"Egyptian Influence on Hebrew Scribal Practice"
Bill Schniedewind (UCLA)
"The Administration and Trade of King Solomon"
Ron Tappy (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)
"Abracadabra: A Writer's Tenth-Century Toolkit"
Emanuel Tov (Hebrew University)
"Writing at Qumran"
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

September 7, 2012 - Seminar on Jesus in the Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels

Simon Gathercole (Professor and Fellow at Cambridge University)
David Chapman (Associate Professor of New Testament and Archaeology, Scripture and Interpretation, Covenant Theological Seminary)
David Capes (Thomas Nelson Professor at Houston Baptist University)
Peter Davids (Visiting Professor at Houston Baptist University)
Mark Lanier (Moderator)

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