The sermon for the Opening Convocation of the fall 2019 semester will be given by Douglas Sweeney, new dean of Beeson Divinity School. He will preach from Ephesians 4 and 1 Corinthians 1 on Pursuing the Fullness of Christ at Beeson through the Power of the Cross.
Allen P. Ross will preach a sermon entitled The Lord, My Strength and My Song, from Exodus 15:1-21.
What do we mean when we say God, and how do we know? Those questions have exercised theologians, philosophers and enquiring minds of all sorts for centuries, often without considering the historical world of meaning in which Jesus himself lived.
N. T. Wright and Mark Kinzer will debate the place of non-Messianic Jews in God’s covenant. They will address the following two questions: Are non-messianic Jews members of God’s covenanted people? If so, do they as a people have a unique covenantal calling that distinguishes their calling from that of every other society or nation?
Paul R. House will preach The Word of the Lord Stands Forever, a sermon from Isaiah 40:1-31.
Beeson Divinity School hosts an annual conference on Anglicanism in September. This year's conference will explore the Jewish roots of Christianity. The conference will feature short papers, panel discussions with opportunity for audience participation, and time for fellowship.
Archbishop Foley Beach will preach during Community Worship as part of the second Annual Anglican Theology Conference.
Christy Harper will preach on the Magnificat from Luke 1:46-55.
Miriam Adeney will preach on Jeremiah 31:10-14 for Go Global week at Beeson Divinity School.