The 2012 Rom Lectures: Mark Labberton
newsroomadminSeptember 30, 2012
During the fall semester, the Trinity Deerfield campus comes together to honor Rev. Bernard H. Rom, a minister of two pastorates in his lifetime at Evangelical Free churches in Pullman, Illinois, and Madison, Wisconsin. He was characterized by consistent biblical exposition and exceptional communication from the pulpit. His family decided to endow a yearly lecture series that would bring outstanding preachers to the Trinity campus, with recent guest speakers including Timothy Warren, Mike Bullmore, David Jackman, and Crawford Loritts.
This year Trinity welcomes Dr. Mark Labberton as he teaches on “Preaching and the Wisdom of God,” October 2–4, 2012.
We live in a world hungry for wisdom, even though that hunger goes by many names and in many disguises. Nevertheless, biblical wisdom—practical, selfless living before the face of God—is sought by people around the world, in every class and culture, in varied religions and contexts. People long to find their bearings, to be kept from debilitating vulnerability, to be assured they are connected to reality but not cornered by loveless dogma. All this sets the stage for wise biblical preaching into a world that is cynical and wisdom-hungry.
Dr. Labberton has been at a part of Fuller Theological Seminary since 2009 as Lloyd John Ogilvie Associate Professor of Preaching and Director of the Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching. He has been active in preaching, teaching, and justice ministries for over 30 years and has authored The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor and The Dangerous Act of Worship.