Fall Seminar

 FRIDAY, September 25, 2015, 2:00-4:00PM
HEATH LECTURE HALL 100, Vanguard University
“The Spirit of Praise: Music and Worship in Global Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity”
  DR. Amos Yong, Ph.D.
  Director of the Center for Missiological Research (CMR)
  Professor of Theology and Mission, School of Intercultural Studies
  Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA  
  Before beginning his position at Fuller Theological Seminary in July 2014, Dr. Amos Yong was the J.          Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and Dean at Regent University School of Divinity in   Virginia Beach,  VA. Prior to that he was on the faculty at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, Bethany College of the Assemblies of God, and served as a pastor and worked in Social and Health Services in Vancouver, WA. He earned a Ph.D. from Boston University in religion and theology and masters degrees from Western Evangelical Seminary and Portland State University. He is a former president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies- Charismatic Movements Group for the American Academy of Religion (2006 – 2011). Dr. Yong a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God, is one of the most                                              prolific writers among Pentecostal Theologians in the academy having authored or edited over 30 volumes and authored 175 (and counting)  scholarly articles in a wide range of peer-reviewed  journals, edited books collections, and other venues.

Annual Lectureship
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015, 2:00-5:00PM
HEATH LECTURE HALL 100, Vanguard University 
   “Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts”
     DR. Craig Keener, Ph.D.
     F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies
     Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore KY
 Prior to his current position at Asbury Theological Seminary, Dr. Keener was professor of New            Testament at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University, in Pennsylvania where he taught for 15 years; be fore that time he was professor at Hood Theological Seminary in North Carolina. While at Palmer, he was also one of the associate pastors at an African-Americnan megachurch in Philadelphia and was ordained in an African-American denomination in 1991.  Dr. Keener has authored 17 books, four of which have won awards in Christianity Today. His IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (1993), now in its second revised edition (2014), has sold over a million copies (including editions in several languages, including more than 50,000 copies in Korean). He has written for various journals, both academic and popular. He has publishes more    than 70 academic articles and more than 170 popular ones. Dr. Keener is the current editor of the Bulletin for Bible Research. His wife Medine Moussounga Keener holds a Ph.D. from University of Paris 7. She was a refugee for 18 months in her home country in Africa (Congo-Brazzaville) and together they work for ethnic reconciliation in the U.S. and Africa.