The Stone Chapel

Mark Lanier, founder and builder of the Stone Chapel, stopped by to talk with me on “The Stone Chapel” podcast about why he and his sweet wife Becky built it. He tells an amazing story and describes in detail the ornamentation and paintings on the ceilings. It is a replica of a Byzantine chapel that sat on a plane in Turkey (Cappadocia) about 500 AD.

To listen to the podcast (18 minutes) 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

A Brief Conversation with the Founder of the Lanier Theological Library

Mark Lanier

Recently, I sat down with the founder of the Lanier Theological Library, Mark Lanier, on “The Stone Chapel.” We talked a bit about his vision and hopes for this unique research library, tucked away in Northwest Houston.

Mark and his sweet wife Becky love England and all things British so the library and grounds look a bit like a piece of Oxford has broken off and fallen into the sylvan setting of northwest Houston.

To hear the podcast (7 minutes), 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

Torah for Living

by Mark Lanier

You have probably seen daily devotional books that deal with Psalms, Proverbs or the Gospels. But I doubt you have seen one inspired by the Torah, that is, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. How should Christians reads those texts? How do you find spiritual meaning and direction from the description of the high priest’s garment? Well, Mark Lanier, founder of the Lanier Theological Library, has shown us how to do just that in 366 Scripture readings taken directly from Torah. He stopped by to talk with me on “The Stone Chapel” about his newest book, published by 1845 Books, a division of Baylor University Press. It is an amazing book. I recommend it to you as you consider the new year.

To learn more about the book click here.

To listen to the podcast (18 minutes) 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

The Lanier Theological Library

On this edition of “Exegetically Speaking,” Mark Lanier, lawyer and founder of the Lanier Theological Library, describes the history and mission of the library he and his wife, Becky, started in 2010.  It is an amazing resource tucked away in northwest Houston.  Take a look at their website: https://www.laniertheologicallibrary.org/  Four to five times a year they host lectures featuring top scholars in Scripture, archaeology, and theology.  There is a great library of past lectures available featuring scholars such as N. T. Wright, Lynn Cohick, Larry Hurtado, Richard Bauckham, Andrew MacIntosh, John Piper, just to mention a few.  Listen.  All it takes is seven minutes!Mark and Becky Lanier

 

 

 

Here is the URL:

http://exegeticallyspeaking.libsyn.com/the-lanier-theological-library

or click here.

Biblical Wisdom: Ancient and Relevant

Not long ago I was invited to moderate a panel discussion at the Lanier Theological Library featuring three top Hebrew Bible specialists: Dr. Tremper Longman (Westmont College), Dr. Lawson Younger (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Dr. James Hoffmeier (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School).  The topic of the symposium was Biblical Wisdom, inspired by Tremper Longman’s new book (The Fear of the Lord is Wisdom, [Baker Academic]).

Mark Lanier, who normally moderates these panel discussions, was out of town and not able to join us.  So I was grateful for the opportunity to work with the panel of experts that day.

Here is a link to the conversation. It was a good introduction to the wisdom tradition in the Old and New Testaments.  Few traditions bring together both Old and New Testaments in a more elegant and personal way.