Scot McKnight headlines Biblical Preaching Seminar this month

By Janel Shoun-Smith on 10/7/2013

   
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Lipscomb University’s Hazelip School of Theology presents the annual Biblical Preaching Seminar, Oct. 28-30, featuring guest speaker Scot McKnight.

Scott McKnightMcKnight, professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Ill., will discuss “Preaching the Sermon on the Mount.” The seminar will include three days of content rich sessions led by Hazelip faculty members and McKnight. Registration is $49 and open to all preaching and teaching ministers.

Session topics include preaching about Isaiah, the Sermon on the Mount and eschatology and will feature Lipscomb theology faculty members John Mark Hicks, author of “Come to the Table,” and Terry Briley, author of “I Will Be Your God and You Will Be My People.”

Also included in the seminar is Lipscomb’s free annual Prentice Meador Distinguished Lecture, to be delivered by McKnight on the topic, “Living the Sermon on the Mount,” at 7 p.m., Oct. 28 in Swang Chapel. The Prentice Meador lecture is open to the public. A book signing by McKnight will immediately follow the lecture.

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.

McKnight, a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity and the historical Jesus, has authored over 30 books, including best-seller “The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others and Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us.”

His blog, Jesus Creed, is a leading Christian blog. He has given interviews on radio stations across the nation, appeared on television and regularly speaks at local churches, conferences, colleges and seminaries across the country and abroad.

McKnight is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Society for New Testament Studies.

For more information on both these events, contact Frank Guertin at 615.966.5352 or Frank.Guertin@lipscomb.edu.