Reformation Heritage lecturer, Dr. Ian McFarland, will speak during a lunchtime lecture, sponsored by the Preaching Institute, in which he will draw out implications for preaching from the content of his Reformation Heritage Lectures, "'Not by Bread Alone': Justification and the Christian Hope," given throughout the week. In this lunchtime lecture, he will give a talk entitled, "Preaching the Resurrection."
Each year, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University sponsors the Reformation Heritage Lectures during Reformation Week. The Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century was a tremendous movement of spiritual and ecclesial renewal, which called the church back to its biblical and evangelical roots.
We desire to be not merely a church once and for all reformed, but a church reformed and always reforming: Ecclesia semper reformanda! We respect the warranted wisdom of the past, for only from it can we learn to be faithful shapers of the future under the lordship of Jesus Christ.
A Lutheran lay theologian, Ian McFarland began his teaching career at the University of Aberdeen and served as Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge from 2015-2019. He is currently Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Theology at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, where his research and teaching focus on Christology, eschatology, theological anthropology, and the doctrine of creation. His books include: In Adams' Fall: A Meditation on the Doctrine of Original Sin, From Nothing: A Theology of Creation and The Word Made Flesh: A Theology of the Incarnation.