Divinity Symposium

Rawlings School of Divinity Symposium

Fall 2016 Speakers

How can we be more like Jesus? This is a basic question for all Christians. The Apostle Paul wrote many letters that gave the church a model for moral transformation. Come and hear two world-class evangelical Pauline scholars (Thomas Schreiner and Douglas Moo) discuss Paul’s moral vision and how he instructed the early Christians to become more like Jesus.

Dr. Douglas MooDr. Douglas Moo

On a plaque mounted in my office are the words of the great pietist theologian Johann Albrecht Bengel: "Apply yourself wholly to the text; apply the text wholly to yourself." In my academic career, I have applied myself to the text by teaching New Testament and writing commentaries on the text-on James, 2 Peter and Jude, and Romans. I have also sought-undoubtedly less successfully-to apply the text I teach and write about to myself. Yet since the text I deal with is no less than God's Word to his people, I must grapple not only with original meaning but with application to myself and to the contemporary church. Toward that end, I have also been active in my local church, serving as elder most years, in teaching and preaching to the church, and in conducting home Bible studies. Also very rewarding has been my service on the Committee on Bible Translation, the group of scholars charged with revising the text of the NIV and with producing the TNIV.

Selected Publications

  • Romans. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000.
  • The Epistle of James. Pillar Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.
  • 2 Peter, Jude. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.
  • A Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
  • Introduction to the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005 (with D.A. Carson).
  • The Epistle of James. Tyndale New Testament Commentary. Leicester: IVP/Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985.
  • The Old Testament in the Gospel Passion Narratives. Sheffield: Almond, 1983.
  • The Rapture: Pre-, Mid-, or Post-Tribulational? Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984 (co-author with R. Reiter, G. Archer, and P. Feinberg).
  • The Law, the Gospel, and the Modern Christian: Five Views. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993 (with W. Strickland, W. VanGemeren, W. Kaiser, and G. Bahnsen).
  • Romans 1-8. Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary. Chicago: Moody, 1991.

Dr. Thomas SchreinerDr. Thomas Schreiner

Schreiner joined the Southern faculty in 1997 after serving 11 years on the faculty at Bethel Theological Seminary. He also taught New Testament at Azusa Pacific University. Schreiner, a Pauline scholar, is the author or editor of several books including, Romans, in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament; Interpreting the Pauline EpistlesThe Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of LawThe Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and AssuranceStill Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives of Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace, co-edited with Bruce A. Ware; Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of I Timothy 2:9-15Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology.

Selected Publications 

Past Biblical Studies Symposiums