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Plenary Addresses

D.A. Carson - How The Book of Hebrews Makes Use of Old Testament Passages

Breakout Sessions

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David and Sally Michael (Children Desiring God)

Justin Barnard - Eschatology and Ethics: Envisioning the Christian Life Without a Bracelet | PowerPoint

Justin Barnard is the Director of the Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Intellectual Discipleship and an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Union University. Barnard received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Florida State University after completing his undergraduate degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Ray Clendenen - Theological Themes in the book of Malachi

Ray Clendenen is director of academic publishing at B&H Publishing (Broadman & Holman), general editor of the New American Commentary series, and associate general editor of the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation. Clendenen received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has co-written several books including Haggai-Malachi (New American Commentary).

Ken Easley - From Promises to Reality: How Christianity Fulfills the Ancient Plan God Promised

Ken Easley is Professor of Christian Studies at Union University and Director of the Master of Christian Studies Program at Union University’s Stephen Olford Center in Memphis, TN. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and a Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.

Brad Green - Salvation and Works in the Old and New Testaments

Brad Green is Associate Professor of Christian Studies (Theology) at Union University . Green hold masters degrees from both The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. His Ph.D. is from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

George Guthrie - How to Do Biblical Word Studies

George Guthrie is the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University. Guthrie holds both the M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He serves as Senior Fellow of the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies and was instrumental in its creation. His many works include Hebrews (NIV Application Commentary).

Paul Jackson - Psalm 22 in the Words of Jesus

Paul Jackson is Professor of Christian Studies at Union University. Jackson did his undergraduate study at Hardin-Simmons University and received the Master of Divinity degree and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

David Olford - Preaching an Old Covenant Text as a New Covenant Preacher

David Olford is the Stephen Olford Professor of Expository Preaching and Assistant to the President at Union University. Olford received his undergraduate and masters degrees from Wheaton College and his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in England. He recently published Find Us Faithful: Leadership That Leaves a Legacy (B&H, 2009).

Gary V. Smith - The OT and NT Identification of the ‘Servant’ in Isa 42:1-13

Gary Smith is Professor of Christian Studies (Old Testament) at Union University. Smith received a B.A. from Wheaton College, a Masters degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Dropsie College. He has authored Isaiah 1-39 in the New American Commentary series and Hosea, Amos, Micah in the NIV Application Commentary Series.

James Patterson - Church History and the Interpretation of Scripture

James (Jim) Patterson is Professor of Christian Studies (Church History) at Union University and serves as Associate Dean of the School of Christian Studies. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Greg Spears - Paul’s Worldview Apologetic in Acts 17

Greg Spears serves as Church Leadership Development Specialist in the Mid-South Baptist Association (Memphis, TN area). Before joining the staff of the Mid-South Baptist Association, he was a church planter in the inner-city of Memphis, Tennessee. He holds a Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Cordova, Tennessee.

Richard Wells - Using the Psalms in Pastoral Prayer

Richard Wells is Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Studies at Union University. Wells holds two masters degrees (Criswell College, Stetson University) and two Ph.D.’s, one from Baylor University and one from North Texas University. He is a former president of Criswell College in Dallas, Texas.

Terry Wilder - Paul's Use of the OT in Romans 15:1-13

Terry Wilder is the Academic Acquisitions Editor for B&H Publishing (Broadman & Holman) in Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife Denise and their two boys, Ian and Aaron. He is also Research Professor of New Testament and Greek at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

Taylor Worley - Seeing the Psalms in the New Testament

Taylor Worley is an Instructor of Christian Studies and a recent addition to the faculty of Union University. His doctoral work has taken place at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in the field of theological aesthetics. He received a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

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