September 7, 2017 at 3:00pm: CFC Lecture with Drs. Craig Blaising & Stephen Wellum
The Center for Faith and Culture would like to invite you to an afternoon lecture with Dr. Craig Blaising and Dr. Stephen Wellum. They will lecture on Progressive Covenantalism and Progressive Dispensationalism.
This lecture will describe the theological system of progressive covenantalism as a better way of “putting together” the Bible’s storyline from creation to new creation. It will be set over against other theological systems such as progressive dispensationalism and covenant theology.
Dr. Craig Blaising has served as the Executive Vice President and Provost at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary since 2002. He also serves as Professor of Theology and as the Jesse Hendley Chair of Biblical Theology.
His numerous scholarly works include co-authoring Progressive Dispensationalism, co-editing Dispensationalism, Israel and The Church: The Search For Definition, and contributing to the Counterpoints volumes, Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond and Three Views on the Rapture. He also wrote the commentary on Malachi for the Bible Knowledge Commentary as well as co-edited the volume, Psalms 1-50, in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture.
Dr. Stephen Wellum is Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and editor of Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. He received his PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and he is the author of numerous essays and articles and the co-author with Peter Gentry of Kingdom through Covenant (Crossway, 2012) and God’s Kingdom through God’s Covenants: A Concise Biblical Theology (Crossway, 2015), and the co-editor of Building on the Foundations of Evangelical Theology (Crossway, 2015 with Gregg Allison), and Progressive Covenantalism (B&H, 2016 with Brent Parker), and author of God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of the Person of Christ (Crossway, 2016) and Christ Alone—The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior (Zondervan, 2017).
October 5, 2017 at 7:00pm: CFC Lecture with Dr. Thomas Kidd
Thomas Kidd is Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University and Associate Director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. His books include Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father (Yale University Press, 2017), American Colonial History: Clashing Cultures and Faiths (Yale University Press, 2016), Baptists in America: A History (with Barry Hankins, Oxford University Press, 2015), George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father (Yale University Press, 2014), Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots (Basic Books, 2011), God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution (Basic Books, 2010), American Christians and Islam (Princeton University Press, 2008), and The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America (Yale University Press, 2007). He has written for outlets including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Kidd blogs at “Evangelical History,” at The Gospel Coalition website.
Kidd teaches courses on colonial America, the American Revolution, and American religious history. Kidd came to Baylor University in 2002 after completing a Ph.D. in history at the University of Notre Dame, where he worked with the historian of religion George Marsden. He received a B.A. and M.A. at Clemson University. He and his wife Ruby have two sons, Jonathan and Joshua.