Scot McKnight, author of The King Jesus Gospel and bestseller The Jesus Creed, will be featured at the 2013 Prentice Meador Distinguished Lectures at 7 p.m., Oct. 28, in Shamblin Theatre. The Meador Lectures are free and open to the public.

McKnight is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Ill., and a recognized authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity and the New Testament. 

His blog, Jesus Creed, is a leading Christian blog. He has been interviewed on several radio and television programs as well as spoken at many churches, conferences, colleges and seminaries in the United States and around the world.  He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Society for New Testament Studies. 

Lipscomb established the Meador Lectures in honor of Prentice A. Meador Jr., a longtime minister and professor at Lipscomb who died Nov. 25, 2008. The annual series is intended to highlight work done in innovative, effective Christian communication. 

The inaugural Meador lecture featured Landon Saunders and Mike Cope, friends of Meador’s as well as nationally known ministers and speakers. The 2011 Meador lectures featured noted author and Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Weston W. Fields.  The 2013 lecture was held on October 28.

For more information on the Prentice Meador Distinguished Lectures, contact Ken Durham at ken.durham@lipscomb.edu or at 615.966.5799.