W. B. West Lectures
The W.B. West Jr. Lectures for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship honor Dr. W.B. West Jr., founding dean of the School of Theology. Dr. West served the School of Theology as dean until 1972 and as professor of New Testament until his retirement in 1978. These lectures, presented by the Student Association at HST, bring outstanding Christian scholars to the campus to speak on subjects of current interest in the church.
Randy Harris, HST alum and instructor at Abilene Christian University, was the featured speaker at the 2014 W.B. West Lectures October 19 in the auditorium of the W. B. West, Jr. Center at Harding School of Theology. Harris addressed the 2014-2015 HST theme, “A Life of Prayer”.
In addition to the Sunday evening lectures, Harris met with HST students Monday morning for an informal time of dialogue, then spoke in chapel Monday morning.
You may listen to or download the lectures here:
HST professor Dr. Richard E. Oster presented the 2013 West Lectures September 26-27 on the theme of “New Creation” in the book of Revelation. Oster spoke Thursday, September 26, 7:30, in the auditorium of the W.B. West, Jr. Education Center. Dr. Oster also signed copies of his recent book, Seven Congregations in a Roman Crucible, in the library after the lecture.
Click to hear the lecture: Oster: New Creation in Revelation – West Lecture 2013 (note: the sound volume is low for the first 90 seconds)
The 2012 W.B. West, Jr. Lectures will be September 6-7. The speaker will be Dr. Daniel A. Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Religion and Hispanic Studies at Pepperdine University.
The 2011 W. B. West, Jr. lectures were delivered by Dr. George Guthrie on the Harding School of Theology campus November 3-4. Dr. Guthrie is the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and works closely with the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, which is committed to promoting sound Bible reading, study, and interpretation at the grassroots level of the church.
Dr. Guthrie’s chapel talk (in two parts)
Dr. Guthrie’s lectures
01 Introduction Dr. Evertt Huffard introduces the program, including a biographical sketch of our founding dean, Dr. W. B. West
02 Session 1a Dr. George Guthrie: “But We See Jesus”: Incarnation & the Tensions of Life (Hebrews 2:5-9), part 1
03 Session 1b Dr. George Guthrie: “But We See Jesus”: Incarnation & the Tensions of Life (Hebrews 2:5-9), part 2
04 Session 2a Dr. George Guthrie: “He Partook of the Same”: Incarnation & the Meaning of Life (Hebrews 2:10-18), part 1
05 Session 2b Dr. George Guthrie: “He Partook of the Same”: Incarnation & the Meaning of Life (Hebrews 2:10-18), part 2
(click to listen, or right/command click to download)