I had the privilege on May 6, 2016 of moderating a panel discussion at the Lanier Theological Library. Mark Lanier, owner and namesake of the library, was out in California and made a surprise appearance at the end. I guess the winds were in his favor.
The topics were diverse: The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife and the notion of substitutionary atonement in Paul. Those two topics were related only in that our special guest, Simon Gathercole, had written on them recently. We rounded up some usual and unusual suspects for the afternoon’s discussion. Here are the key contributors:
David Capes (Moderator – Dean, Professor of New Testament, Houston Graduate School of Theology, Houston, TX)
Graham Cole (Dean, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL)
Craig Evans (Dean, School of Christian Thought, John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX)
Simon Gathercole (New Testament Scholar/Teacher, University of Cambridge, England)
David Moessner (Professor, A. A. Bradford Chair of Religion, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX)
The video lasts for 90 minutes but contains a lot of great information on topics related to the New Testament. I’m grateful to Charles Mickey and Brent Johnson for their help that day. Mark Lanier took a big chance getting a non-lawyer to moderate, but I hope he wasn’t too disappointed. I thought it was a good discussion.
Here is a link to the discussion: