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Dr. Garry Owen, M.D. Memorial Academic Lectures

Jesus and the Powers - Dr. Michael F. Bird

January 17 – 19, 2024

Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00 am & 2:00 pm : 

Friday: 11:00 am

Join us for refreshments following the lecture on Wednesday afternoon for an opportunity to meet and interact further with our speaker. Attend on campus in the chapel area for a free academic lectureship.  No need to pre-register.  Come for one of all of these lectures sponsored by the Dr. Garry Owen M.D. Memorial.

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Dr. Micheal Bird

This year’s lecture features Dr. Michael F. Bird an Australian biblical scholar who writes about the history of early Christianity, theology, and contemporary issues. He is the Academic Dean and Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Bird is the author of over thirty books including Evangelical TheologySeven Things I Wish Christians Knew About the BibleRomans (SGBC), The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of JesusWhat Christians Ought To Believe, and with N.T. Wright, The New Testament in its World.

Lectureship Description:

Based on his forthcoming coming book Jesus and the Powers: Christian Political Witness in an Age of Totalitarian Terror and Dysfunctional Democracies (co-authored with Tom Wright), Dr. Michael F. Bird addresses the question, “How can Christians engage with the turbulent politics of our times while remaining true to the teaching and example of Jesus?” and presents a compelling case for Christians to embody a counter-cultural witness that upholds the biblical ideals of justice, mercy and truth while vigorously opposing oppressive political schemes based on autocracy and nationalism.

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