Houston Baptist and Old Friends

Houston Baptist University and Seminary is an up and coming school, and I was honored to be asked to come and give a plenary lecture there on ‘The Social Identity of the Earliest Christians’. The plenary lectures were held in the beautiful new chapel at the Seminary which has a huge organ and colorful stained glass window….
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The chapel has rounded sides with huge clear glass windows to let the light in. On the night I was giving my lecture there was an enormous thunder and lightning storm going on outside, and so there were cosmic and divine affirmations of my major points :)
Here are the three plenary lectures, John Barclay my friend from Durham and Everett Ferguson from Abilene Christian.—
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Just outside the Chapel is a beautiful painting of creation….
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Across the hallway in the same building is the Houston Baptist Bible Museum which includes our old friend the scribe copying an illuminated manuscript….
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