Family Notes 20/07/2016



For the past five years, the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas has provided, without charge to the public, a series of seminars featuring professors, scientists, and expert practitioners on current events, topics of special interest, and biblical subjects in the news.

Following are the titles of seminars conducted in 2015 and 2016, and the participants in those seminars. For infomation regarding seminars from 2012-2014, or to view videos of any of these seminars at your leisure and at no charge to you, go to:


May 6, 2016

Five New Testament Scholars on Two Topics:  The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife
& Atonement in Paul’s Writings

David Capes — Moderator

Graham Cole — Dean, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL

Craig Evans — Dean, School of Christian Thought, John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX

Simon Gathercole — New Testament Scholar/Teacher, University of Cambridge, England

David Moessner — Professor, A. A. Bradford Chair of Religion, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX


April 1, 2016 –

Problems in Understanding Paul
Mark Lanier — Moderator

Joseph Shulam — Hebrew scholar and Christian minister, Jerusalem

Mark Hamilton — Robert & Kay Onstead Professor of Old Testament, Abilene Christian University

George Goldman — Associate Dean, Undergraduate Bible, Lipscomb University

David Rudolph — Director of Messianic Jewish Studies, The King’s University, Southlake, TX


October 30, 2015 –

Slavery and the Bible
Mark Lanier — Moderator

Peter Williams — Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge

James Hoffmeier — Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Andy Dearman — Associate Dean and Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary, Houston

Dick Averbeck — Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


September 11, 2015 –

Paul and His Jewish Background
Mark Lanier — Moderator

Lynn Cohick — Professor, Wheaton College

Ben Blackwell — Interim Dean, School of Christian Thought, Houston Baptist University

Todd Still — Dean and Professor, Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary

Steve Young — Assistant Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary


May 22, 2015 –

Figural Reading – Old Testament in the New
Mark Lanier — Moderator

Richard Hays — Dean, Duke Divinity School

Lynn Cohick– Professor, Wheaton College

Carey Newman– Director, Baylor University Press

David Capes — Dean, Professor of New Testament, Houston Graduate School of Theology, Houston, TX


February 27, 2015 –

John Milton & Theology
Mark Lanier — Moderator

Dennis Danielson — Professor, University of British Columbia

Phillip Donnelly — Associate Professor, Honors College of Baylor University

Emily Stelzer — Assistant Professor, Houston Baptist University


January 16, 2015 –

Historical and Archaeological Evidence for the Jewish Diaspora After 722 B.C.

K. Lawson Younger — Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

James K. Hoffmeier Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Richard Hawes Archaeology Forum, Tyndale House Cambridge

Benjamin Scolnic Southern Connecticut State University

Gary A. Rendsburg Rutgers University

Thomas W. Davis Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary