2014 Fall Lecture Series

You are invited to the 2014 Fall Lecture Series at Mid-America on November 4 & 5 featuring Dr. William B. Evans speaking on “Union with Christ in Theological and Pastoral Perspective.”



Tuesday, November 4 at 1:30 pm:
Three Current Models of Union with Christ
Today we see an upsurge of interest in the theme of the believer's union with Christ, but this revival of interest has not been accompanied by consensus as to the nature and implications of union with Christ.  In this lecture we explore and evaluate three current approaches to the theme.

Wednesday, November 5 at 8:30 am:
From William Ames to N. T. Wright: Resurrection Justification in Historical and Theological Perspective
A key aspect of current discussions regarding union with Christ is the relation of union to the forensic dimension of salvation.  In this lecture we will examine the theme of resurrection justification as it has been utilized by a variety of Reformed (and not-so-Reformed) thinkers to clarify the connection between union and justification.

Wednesday, November 5 at 10:30 am:
Where's the Beef?: Why the Theme of Union with Christ Matters Theologically and Pastorally
This final lecture explores the implications of a robust emphasis on union with Christ for certain persistent theological problems, for our understanding of the Christian life, for Reformed ecclesiology, and for social transformation.


About the Speaker:

William B. Evans holds degrees from Taylor University (B.A.), Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (M.A.R., Th.M.), and Vanderbilt University (M.A., Ph.D.). He is an ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, and served as Moderator of the ARP General Synod in 2005. Dr. Evan's currently serves as the Younts Professor of Bible and Religion at Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina. In addition to various articles and book reviews, he is the author of Imputation and Impartation: Union with Christ in American Reformed Theology (Paternoster, 2008) and What is the Incarnation? (P&R, 2013), and he has edited a forthcoming volume on the Christology of the Mercerburg theologians. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, and the American Society of Church History, and the Evangelical Theological Society.