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2013-2014 Scripture & Ministry Lecture Series

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The Scripture & Ministry lectures feature distinguished Christian speakers working at the intersection of robust theological reflection and concrete ministerial engagement. This series brings together Trinity students, staff, and faculty with pastors and community members for a time of learning and fellowship, encouraging mutually enriching collaboration in the gospel. All lectures can be viewed live at

“Do Not Refuse the One Who is Speaking” (Hebrews 12:25): Hebrews and Contemporary Preaching

Dr. Gary Cockerill, Wesley Biblical Seminary

September 18, 2013 | 1-2:30p | ATO Chapel

Scripture is of continuing immediate relevance because it is fulfilled in and by the eternal, incarnate, exalted Son of God who now, continually sits at God’s right hand as Son and Great High Priest. Chapel message the following morning: “Such a Great Salvation” (Hebrews 9:11-15)

Liturgy is for Lovers: Agency, Action, and Christian Worship

Dr. James K. A. Smith, Calvin College

October 30, 2013 | 1-2:30p | ATO Chapel

Retrieving the Reformers’ emphasis on the primacy of God’s agency in Christian worship will enable us to remember that worship is not merely expressive, but also formative. Chapel message the following morning: Philippians 1:8-11

The Worshipping Community of the Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:1-13)

Dr. G. K. Beale, Westminster Seminary

January 22, 2014 | 1-2:30p | ATO Chapel

Any truly worshiping community is a witnessing community, and as a witnessing community, also a suffering community. Chapel message the following morning: “We Become Like What We Worship” (Isaiah 6)

Rising with Jesus Christ: Forgiveness

Dr. Cornelius Plantinga, Calvin College

March 26, 2014 | 1-2:30p | ATO Chapel

The virtues that Paul exhorts us to “put on” are instances of “keeping the rhythm going” when it comes to dying and rising with Christ. Chapel message the following morning: “The Patience of Atticus Finch” (Colossians 3)

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