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Thornwell Lectures Archive - Church and Culture

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Church and Culture - Living Faithfully in the World 


How the Bible Is Being Challenged in Our World Today
Dr. Michael J. Kruger   June 7, 2015
Liberated to Give in a Self-Centered Culture
Dr. Kelly Kapic   June 14, 2015
The Pursuit of Happiness in the Light of the Cross
Dr. Mark E. Ross   June 21, 2015

The Church in a Culture of Rapid Transition
Dr. D.A. Carson   June 28, 2015

The Church & Life in a Culture of Death
Matt Miller   July 5, 2015

The Way of Wisdom in an Age of Foolishness
Dr. D. Ralph Davis   July 12, 2015

Manhood and Womanhood: Social Construct
or Divine Design?
Kevin DeYoung   July 19, 2015

Faith & Family in a Digital Age
July 26, 2015 Brandon Barrett

The Church, Race & Reconciliation 

Otis Pickett   August 2, 2015

Sexuality and the Crisis of Identity
Carl Trueman   August 9, 2015

How the Bible Is Being Challenged in Our World Today
Dr. Michael J. Kruger
June 7, 2015

Michael J. Kruger (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is President and the Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He is the author of numerous books including The Gospel of the Savior (2005), The Heresy of Orthodoxy (Crossway, 2010, with Andreas Köstenberger), Canon Revisited (Crossway, 2012), and The Question of Canon (IVP, 2013). Michael is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America and also serves (part-time) as Pastor of Teaching at Uptown PCA in downtown Charlotte.

Liberated to Give in a Self-Centered Culture
Dr. Kelly Kapic
June 14, 2015

Kelly M. Kapic is professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA. Kelly is married to Tabitha, and they have two children, Jonathan and Margot. Kelly earned a Ph.D. in systematic and historical theology at King's College, University of London (United Kingdom). Kelly has written and edited numerous books, including God so Loved He Gave (Zondervan 2010), Communion with God (Baker Academic, 2007), and The Devoted Life: An Invitation to the Puritan Classics (IVP Academic, 2004).

The Pursuit of Happiness in the Light of the Cross
Dr. Mark E. Ross
June 21, 2015

Mark Ross is the First Presbyterian Church – John R. de Witt Professor of Systematic Theology at the Erskine Theological Seminary Columbia Campus. Previously he served for twenty years as Associate Pastor for Teaching at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC.

The Church in a Culture of Rapid Transition
Dr. D.A. Carson
June 28, 2015

Professor Carson came to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he served for two years as academic dean. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. He has written or edited more than fifty books and is the general editor for the New Studies in Biblical Theology series (IVP) and the Pillar New Testament Commentary series (Eerdmans). Additionally, he is the president of The Gospel Coalition. Professor Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, IL. They have two children.

The Church & Life in a Culture of Death
Rev. Matt Miller
July 5, 2015

Matt graduated from Wake Forest University in 2000 with a degree in Economics and Philosophy, and received his Master of Divinity from RTS- Charlotte after college. Matt worked as a Director of College Ministries at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, NC. After serving on staff for a year as the Director of Christian Education at Greenville ARP, Matt was called to be the Senior Minister of Greenville ARP Church in 2008. Matt, and his wife, Lindsay, have two children, Elise and Davis.

The Way of Wisdom in an Age of Foolishness
Dr. D. Ralph Davis
July 12, 2015

Ralph Davis joined our staff in January 2014. Prior to that, his ministry has been divided between the pastoral and the academic; he has served pastorates in Kansas, Maryland, and Mississippi and taught in between pastorates at Belhaven College and Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS. He is married to Barbara; their clan consists of three sons, three daughters-in-law and five grandchildren.

Manhood and Womanhood: Social Construct or Divine Design?
Rev. Kevin DeYoung
July 19, 2015

Kevin DeYoung is the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, MI, located near Michigan State University. His most recent books include: What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality? (Crossway, 2015), Taking God at His Word (Crossway, 2014) and Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will (Crossway, 2014) Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have six children: Ian, Jacob, Elizabeth, Paul, Mary and Benjamin.

Faith & Family in a Digital Age
Rev. Brandon Barrett
July 26, 2015

Brandon Barrett is the pastor for Grace Presbyterian in northeast Columbia. The Barretts came to Columbia from Williamsburg, VA, where Brandon was pastor of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. Prior to his ministry in Virginia, he served as campus minister with RUF at the College of William and Mary. Brandon and his wife ‘Liz’ have five children: Caroline, Henry, John Mac, Hannah, and William.

The Church, Race & Reconciliation

Dr. Otis Pickett
August 2, 2015

Otis W. Pickett holds a Ph.D. in First-Half U.S. History from The University of Mississippi where he graduated in 2013. He teaches classes in Southern Religious History, Civil War History, U.S. History, and Mississippi History. His research focuses on nineteenth-century missionaries to enslaved peoples in South Carolina and to the Choctaw and Chickasaw in Mississippi. Pickett is also the co-founder of the Mississippi Prison to College Pipeline Program, which seeks to reduce recidivism through offering college level courses to pre-release inmates.


Sexuality and the Crisis of Identity
Dr. Carl Trueman
August 9, 2015

Carl R. Trueman is the Paul Woolley Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glensdale, PA and is Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Ambler, PA. Carl has degrees from St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, England and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland (Ph.D.) Carl has authored many books, including most recently, Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom (Crossway, 2015). He also writes regularly at First Things and co-hosts the Mortification of Spin podcast. He and his wife, Catriona, have two sons.

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