The Cornerstone Lecture Series has taken on the subjects of God’s economics, perspectives on evil, and does God love everyone the same? This year, students will be led to ponder if a 21st century of Facebook, texting, and emails has challenged our capacity to imagine, themed: Theological Imagination in a Hyper-Textual World.
The Cornerstone Lecture Series is a three-day annual sequence of Bible lectures sponsored by the Baptist Student Ministries program at Hardin-Simmons University. The 2012 lecture series event features Dr. Dennis Tucker, associate dean and associate professor of Christian scriptures at Truett Seminary, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. Tucker has served at Truett since 2002 and has been associate dean since 2007.
Tucker says he will draw from selected texts in the book of Isaiah. Wondering aloud, Tucker will ask students if living in a “hyper-textual world” (textings, email, Facebook) challenges our capacity to imagine: to imagine what we should become and what the world should become.
Tucker has also taught at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he served as assistant professor of biblical studies and theology and director of external programs. He received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tucker received a Specialist in Education degree in educational administration from the University of Louisville. He has completed additional studies at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Tucker is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. He serves as series editor for The Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible and wrote the first volume in the series on the book of Jonah (2006).
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
“Theological Imagination and the Way Home”
9:30 - 10:15 a.m., Chapel and 1st lecture, Behrens Auditorium
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Faculty/Staff Luncheon, Johnson Building Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
“Theological Imagination and the Defiant Faith”
9:40 - 10:20 a.m., Chapel and 2nd lecture, Behrens Auditorium
12:00 - 12:50 p.m., Student Luncheon
Johnson Building Multipurpose Room
Thursday, September 27, 2012
“Theological Imagination and the Transformed World”
9:30 - 10:15 a.m., Chapel and 3rd lecture
The Cornerstone Lecture Series is endowed by the late Dr. and Mrs. Lee Hemphill in honor of his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hemphill of Coleman, Texas. The series of lectures started in 1966 to perpetuate the ideas set forth in the foundation agreement of Simmons College, now Hardin-Simmons University.
Adjusted Class Schedule for Wednesday September 26th:
8 a.m. classes will be from 8:00- 8:40
9 a.m. classes will be from 8:50-9:30
Chapel will be from 9:40-10:20
10 a.m. classes will be from 10:30-11:10
11 a.m. classes will be from 11:20 to 12 noon
12 noon classes will be from 12:10 to 12:50
Afternoon classes remain at normal times