Archive for September, 2007

Art Exhibit by Chris Kelly to Open this Thursday

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Pineville, LA. … Louisiana College Art Professor, Chris Kelly, announces the opening of his first art exhibit, “Tempus Fugit” on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. in Weathersby Fine Arts Building on the campus of Louisiana College. The art exhibit opening will begin at 5:30 p.m.; a gallery talk by Mr. Kelly will begin at 6 p.m. The exhibit includes 10 pieces of ceramic sculpture.

Mr. Kelly received his BFA from the University of Montevallo in Alabama and his MFA from The School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The community is encouraged to attend. For more information contact Chris Kelly at (318) 487-7482.

2007 Sanders Lecture Series this week

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

The 2007 Sanders Lectures will be held at Guinn Auditorium on September 25, 26, and 27 at 11 a.m. Dr. Craig Blomberg, author of the widely-acclaimed book The Historical Reliability of the Gospels will challenge common myths about the trustworthiness of the four Gospels of the New Testament. The public is invited. Readers who have been intrigued by recent works like Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus and Lost Christianities, or the works of Elaine Pagels or have interest in the differences between the so-called lost gospels and the Gospels of the New Testament should not miss these important lectures.

Dr. Blomberg will also give a lecture on Wednesday, September 26th at 7 p.m. in  Presser Recital Hall in the Weathersby Fine Arts Building on the campus of Louisiana College. The title of his presentation is “Can We Trust the New Testament Gospels?”

Dr. Craig Blomberg is currently Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. Dr. Blomberg completed his PhD in New Testament, specializing in the parables and the writings of Luke-Acts, at Aberdeen University in Scotland. He received the MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a BA from Augustana College. Before joining the faculty of Denver Seminary, he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic College and was a research fellow in Cambridge, England with Tyndale House.

In addition to writing numerous articles in professional journals, multi-author works and dictionaries or encyclopedias, he has authored or edited 15 books, including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel, Interpreting the Parables, Matthew for the New American Commentary series, 1 Corinthians for the NIV Application Commentary series, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions, Making Sense of the New Testament, Preaching the Parables, and Contagious Holiness: Jesus’ Meals with Sinners.

Louisiana College Scholar Series Fall Semester Event

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Pineville, LA. … The Louisiana College History and Political Science Department proudly announce in conjunction with the college’s Alpha Mu Tau chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, an evening presentation by Dr. David Bebbington on “The Struggle for the Soul of Texas: Revival at Washington-on-the-Brazos, 1841.”

Dr. Bebbington serves as Professor of History at the University of Stirling, United Kingdom, and is currently the Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Baylor University for the Fall 2007 semester. His principal research interests are the history of politics, religion, ideas and society in Britain from the eighteenth to the twentieth century and in the history of the global Evangelical movement.

Dr. Bebbington’s books include Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s (1989), Victorian Nonconformity (1992), William Ewart Gladstone: Faith and Politics in Victorian Britain (1993), Holiness in Nineteenth-Century England (2000), The Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer and Politics (2004) and The Dominance of Evangelicalism: The Age of Spurgeon and Moody (2005). He is currently working on a study and comparison of global revivals during the Nineteenth-Century.

Dr. Bebbington’s presentation will be held in Presser Recital Hall in the Weathersby Fine Arts Building at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 10th. This event is free and open to the community. For more information about the Louisiana College Scholar Series featuring Dr. Bebbington call (318) 487-7700.