We’ve all seen the bracelets and bumper stickers with the acronym WWJD, What Would Jesus Do? That is a question that perhaps can best be answered by the New Testament’s second book, the Gospel of Mark. Who was Jesus, and what did he do will be the topic of the lectures presented next week by the Logsdon School of Theology at Hardin-Simmons University.
The lecture series is an annual event that brings in world-class theologians to speak to students in group sessions and discuss theological world issues during two free public forums.The theme of the lecture series, “Enacted Christology in the Gospel of Mark” will expose the true identity of Jesus and will show how the Gospel of Mark demonstrates the nature of genuine discipleship.
Dr. David E. Garland, Truett Seminary’s fourth dean and who served as interim president of Baylor University, Waco, Texas, from August 2008 until May 2010, will be as the keynote speaker during The George Knight Lectures at HSU, October 22-23, 2012.
Garland will explore the gospel, which begins and ends with the earthly ministry of Jesus. The lectures are free and open to the public.
October 22 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Reception following in the Logsdon Reception Room
October 23 | 9:30 - 10:15 am
October 23 | 11:55 am - 1:10 pm
Multipurpose Room, Johnson Building
October 23 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Logsdon Reception Room
Students and Invited Guests
About the Speaker
Dr. David Garland serves as the dean of Baylor University’s Truett Seminary. Garland attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he received his M. Div. and Ph.D degrees.
Garland taught at Southern for 21 years and was chairman of the biblical division from 1992-1997. Between 1993 and 1997 he was the Ernest and Mildred Hogan Professor of New Testament Interpretation. Garland has done post-graduate study at Eberhard-Karls Universitaet, Tuebingen, Germany; and at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
He has authored, co-authored, or edited 17 books, including The Intention of Matthew 23; Reading Matthew: A Literary and Theological Commentary on the First Gospel; and Mark, NIV Commentary. The commentary, Gospel of Mark, received the Gold Medallion in 2003, and the CBA Award of Merit from Christianity Today in 2004.
Garland recently co-authored a book with his wife, Diana, dean of the School of Social Work at Baylor, Flawed Families of the Bible: How God’s Grace Works Through Imperfect Relationships. Dr. Diana Garland spoke at HSU during the 2011 fall semester, discussing her research, Art as Prophecy and Prophecy as Art.
Garland continues his commitment and service to local church ministry and has served as interim pastor of many churches in Kentucky, Indiana, and Texas.
About Dr. George Knight
Dr. George W. Knight came to Hardin-Simmons University in 1976 from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he had served as instructor of New Testament and Greek.
Knight was appointed as the first Cook-Derrick Chair of Bible and Greek at HSU, established HSU’s archaeology program, and led more than 20 archaeological expeditions to Israel and Greece.
He holds degrees from Louisiana College, the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received his Ph.D. in 1973.Knight has distinguished himself in his commitment to teaching and scholarship and in his contribution to the larger life of the university and of the community. Knight retired from the HSU faculty in 2002.
For more information, please contact 325.670.1287 or visit www.hsutx.edu/academics/logsdon.
The George Knight Lectures are presented by Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon School of Theology.
*For reservations to the luncheon, contact Penny Gammill, administrative assistant to the dean at Logsdon School of Theology, 325.670.1287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.