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 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.
Dr. 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 Epistles; The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law; The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance; Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives of Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace, co-edited with Bruce A. Ware; Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of I Timothy 2:9-15; Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology.
Past Biblical Studies Symposiums
- Fall 2016 "Paul's Vision for Moral Transformation" (Dr. Thomas Schreiner and Dr. Douglas Moo)
- Fall 2015 "Pastor Theologian" (Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer)
- Fall 2015 "Pastor Theologian" (Dr. Todd Wilson)
- Fall 2014 (Dr. Bock, Dr. Habermas)
- Spring 2014 (Drs. Bock, Köstenberger, & Chatraw)
- Fall 2013 (Dr. David Allen)
- Spring 2013 (Dr. J. Daniel Hays)
- Fall 2012 (Dr. Michael Grisanti)
- Spring 2012 (Dr. D.A. Carson)
- Fall 2011 (Dr. Moo, Dr. Grudem & Dr. Clendenen)
- Spring 2011 (Dr. Robert Chisholm)