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.
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