Beverly Gaventa to be the 2019 Chi Rho Speaker
2019 Chi Rho lectures November 1 – 3, 2019
Beverly Roberts Gaventa joined the Baylor faculty in 2013. She previously taught at Princeton Theological Seminary, Columbia Seminary, and Colgate Rochester Divinity School. She has been active in a number of professional societies, including Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the American Theological Association. She has served on a number of editorial boards and lectured widely in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, and Australia.
A series of lectures on Romans offered on Friday November 1, Saturday, November 2, and Sunday November 3.
The Gospel on the Brink: Listening to Paul’s Letter to the Romans
Listening to a Pauline Letter (Romans in Particular)
Listening or reading a Pauline letter can be a challenge. How were the letters put together and who was Paul’s audience in Rome?Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 pm, Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter Street
Romans: It’s About God
The central feature of Romans is what God has done, is doing, and
will do. What is Paul’s concern with power, welcome, trust, and praise?Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Northwest Christian University, Library, Rm 203, 1188 Kincaid
Romans: The Gospel for Jew and Greek (And What About Us)
Paul says that the gospel was written for Jew and Greek alike. How do Paul’s words speak to our current crises around human difference? Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 pm, Central Lutheran Church
Romans: Christian Hospitality in a World of Difference
Paul writes “Welcome one another,” but this can be difficult where there are deeply held differences of judgment. What might we learn from Paul about Christian hospitality?
Sunday, Nov. 3, 9:45 am, Adult Education Hour, Central Lutheran Church
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For more information on Dr. Gaventa and her work, see her faculty page at Baylor University here.