From the Dean

News items, published articles, and reading recommendations from Dean Timothy George

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The Dean Recommends: Where Were They Then? Luther, Calvin & Menno in 1516

By David Roach
October 31, 2016

Five hundred years ago, on Oct. 31, 1516, Martin Luther was a German Catholic priest questioning whether the pope truly had power to spring souls from purgatory. John Calvin was a 7-year-old in France who had just reached what medievals deemed the "age of accountability."

In the Netherlands, Menno Simons was a 20-year-old headed toward the Catholic priesthood who had never read the Bible.

A year later, Luther would nail 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, challenging some of the Roman Catholic Church's practices and sparking a movement that changed all three men's paths forever. The challenges of Luther and others eventually provoked the Catholic Church to correct corrupt practices among some clergy. Later, Luther began challenging fundamentals of Catholic doctrine and separated definitively from Rome.

But on the previous Oct. 31, Luther, Calvin and Menno were merely historical soil in which the seeds of the Reformation were about to sprout. Read the rest at Baptist Press News.

Posted by Hunter Upton at Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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The Dean Recommends: How Spurgeon’s Favorite Color Can Heal a Broken Nation

By Christian George
November 15, 2016

Last Tuesday, the vote was clear: America is a divided nation.

We are racially divided. We are spatially divided.

We are divided between population centers and rural counties. Between coastal cities and fly-over states. We are divided between progressive and traditional, left and right, Baby Boomers and Millennials.

Evangelicals are divided too. Some saw Trump as the lesser of two evils. Others believed voting for Trump was unconscionable – evidence of moral compromise. Some voted for third party candidates while others quoted Charles Spurgeon, “Of two evils, choose neither” and refused to vote altogether (Spurgeon’s quote actually has nothing to do with politics).

This week, however, the battle between blue and red is over. But for many evangelicals the battle between red and red has left many of God’s people black and blue. Read the rest at The Spurgeon Center.

Posted by Hunter Upton at Monday, November 21, 2016
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Beeson Faculty Speaking at ETS, IBR, SBL, and AAR



9:00 AM-12:10 PM The Trinity Pneumatology Marriott-Rivercenter — Room 7

9:50 AM—10:30 PM Mark DeVine (Beeson Divinity School)
The God of Experience: The Trinitarian Status and Work of the Holy Spirit in Augustine and Calvin



8:30 AM-11:40 AM –  Marriott-Rivercenter — Salon D

8:30 AM—9:10 PM Paul House (Beeson Divinity School)
Inerrancy and the Trinity: Old Testament Perspectives

8:30 AM-11:40 AM Review of The Divine Name(s) and the Holy Trinity by Kendall Soulen – Grand Hyatt — Bonham E

9:20 AM—10:00 PM Gerald R. McDermott (Beeson Divinity School)

PLENARY ADDRESS II 1:00 PM—1:50 PM Grand Hyatt — Lone Star Ballroom

Gerald R. McDermott (Beeson Divinity School)
How the Trinity Should Govern Our Approach to World Religions

3:00 PM-6:10 PM Models of God The God of Jonathan Edwards Grand Hyatt — Bowie A

3:00 PM—3:40 PM Gerald R. McDermott (Beeson Divinity School)
Jonathan Edwards on Divine Beauty



1:00 PM-4:10 PM Anglican Theology JI Packer: Honoring His Life and Work Grand Hyatt — Lone Star Salon

2:00 PM—2:30 PM Timothy George (Beeson Divinity School)
JI Packer's Significance for Ecumenism

3:00 PM—3:30 PM Gerald R. McDermott (Beeson Divinity School)
JI Packer's Significance for Anglicanism

1:00 PM-4:10 PM Luke/Acts Major Lukan Interpreters Grand Hyatt — Bonham B

2:40 PM—3:20 PM Osvaldo Padilla (Beeson Divinity School)

1:00 PM – 4:10 PM 110 Old Testament Theology and the Trinity  Marriott-Rivercenter — Room 8

2:40 PM—3:20 PM Mark S. Gignilliat (Beeson Divinity School)
Prophetic Witness and Trinitarian Constraints

1:00 PM – 4:10 PM Voice in American Theology and Culture: Wendell Berry  Grand Hyatt — Travis C

1:00 PM—4:10 PM Paul House (Beeson Divinity School) is moderating this session and giving his response to a paper.




1:00 PM – 3:30 PM The Holy Spirit and Human Being: Engagements with Eberhard Jüngel's Pneumatology and Anthropology – Hilton Palacio del Rio-La Vista DEF (Conference Center -- 22nd level)

Piotr Malysz will co-chair this session. Speakers include: Mark Elliott (University of St. Andrews) and Keith Putt (Samford University).




7:30 AM 8:45 AM Presidio B (3rd Level) Grand Hyatt Hotel

Osvaldo Padilla (Beeson Divinity School) is participating in a panel on the experience of being a minority in biblical scholarship during the IBR Minority Breakfast.



4:00 – 6:30 PM Grand Hyatt Hotel – Crockett Room (4th Level)

Grant Taylor (Beeson Divinity School) is presenting a paper and participating on a panel on the topic “The Faculty Administrator.”

Posted by Hunter Upton at Monday, November 14, 2016
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