Randy Hatchett (left); Ben Blackwell (right)

Ben Blackwell, Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at HBU, and Randy Hatchett, Professor of Theology and Philosophy, also of HBU, have written a new book: Engaging Theology: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Introduction  (Zondervan, 2019).  The book demonstrates the relevance of “engaging” theology rather than just thinking about God, the world and humanity in an ivory tower setting.  The authors, while seasoned, do a great job of making theology understandable to students, pastors, and lay people. They focus on the story of scripture, doctrinal exposition, theological relevance (and reflection), and finally spiritual relevance.  Recently, a film crew from Zondervan Academic filmed Ben and Randy talking about their new book in the scholar’s cottage.  Look for those videos in spring or fall 2021.

To hear the podcast we did together on The Stone Chapel click here.

The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Senior Research Fellow at the library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

These podcasts as well as the Lanier library and the Stone Chapel are generously underwritten by Mark and Becky Lanier and the Lanier Theological Library Foundation.  If you have questions or comments, please be in touch: Email david.capes@lanierlibrary.org

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