Biblical Studies Lectures
In collaboration with the Lilly Endowment's Initiative to Strengthen the Quality of Preaching
February 2-4, 2016
Dr. Liam Goligher
Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church
Irish Baptist Theological College
D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Worship Service - "The Prophetic Word"
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Lecture - "Hearing the Triune"
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Lecture - "The Preacher as Worship Leader"
Dr. William (Liam) Goligher began serving as Senior Minister of Tenth
Presbyterian Church in May of 2011. He previously pastored churches in Ireland,
Canada, England, and his native Scotland.
Born and raised
in a Christian family in Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Goligher felt called to a
preaching ministry at the age of eleven after attending one of Billy Graham’s
crusades. By twelve, he had embarked on a study of theology, eagerly reading
whatever books he could find. As a teen, he began preaching in pubs and
wherever he could gather an audience.
After college in
Glasgow, he graduated in theology from the Irish Baptist Theological College in
1973, and in 2004, he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Reformed
Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.
Christine Nora Hughes in 1972. They have five adult children (Louise, Ruth,
David, Sarah, Andrew) and seven grandchildren.
Prior to coming
to Tenth, Dr. Goligher served as Senior Minister at Duke Street Church
(2000–2011), a Reformed evangelical church in West London. During his ministry
Duke Street saw significant growth among young professionals and families, and
it grew in cultural diversity. He led the church to adopt the Westminster
Confession of Faith and directed it through a capital campaign. During his tenure
there, he also led a significant radio ministry that is known throughout the
Dr. Goligher has
been closely involved in Bible teaching and evangelistic ministry among college
students. He has spoken at conventions throughout the world, and he has
preached regularly at conferences and churches in the United States. Liam has contributed
to more than ten books and authored four: A
Window on Tomorrow (Christian Focus, 1994), The Fellowship of the King (Carlisle, 2003), The Jesus Gospel (Milton Keynes, 2006), and Joseph—The Hidden Hand of God (Fearn, 2008). He has spoken at
pastor training conferences in Ireland and Scotland, and his Sunday sermons are
webcast on the internet.
Audio and video recordings of previous Biblical Studies Lectures can be purchased through our Media Store.
About the Biblical Studies Lectures: Each Spring, Beeson Divinity School hosts the Biblical Studies Lectures, one of three annual lectureships, to enrich the spiritual life of our community and enhance the educational experience of our students. Guest speakers committed to the proclamation of the Holy Scripture are chosen because they pursue their study of the Bible with the utmost academic rigor and integrity. Their scholarship serves as an example of the faithful and diligent attention to the study of Scripture that we hope to instill in our students. We believe a strong foundation in basic theological disciplines is essential and is reflected in the curriculum. Nearly one-third of the requirements for the Master of Divinity program is devoted to the study of the Bible and the language in which it is written.
Each year, guest lecturers for the series alternate between Old and New Testament scholars. Past lecturers include Darrell Bock, Gordon Wenham , Robert P. Gordon, N. T. Wright, Gordon Fee, Walter Kaiser, D. A. Carson, J. Gordon McConville, Peter Stuhlmacher, Karen Jobes, Christopher Wright, and Richard Bauckham. Recordings of past lectures are available in the Beeson Media Center.
*Services are open to the public free of charge.