Lecture Series

The Cooley Center has sponsored a number of lectures on archaeology and Biblical studies in the past. You'll find those lectures on this page. Listen to them by clicking the mp3 audio links. To listen to the lectures in Firefox, Chrome, or Safari please download Quicktime. Listening from Explorer, please download iTunes

The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of Gnosticism (2014)

Dr. Nicholas Perrin

Franklin S. Dryness Professor of Biblical Studies
at Wheaton College


Paul in Athens and in Caesarea: His Speeches Before the Areopagus Council and Before a Roman Governor and Jewish King (2013)

Dr. Eckhard J. Schnabel

Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor
of New Testament Studies at
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Ancient Mummies and New Technologies: Resurrecting the Words of the Bible (2012)

Dr. Scott Carroll

Director, The Green Collection
Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts Scholar         


Scripture Then and Now (2011)

Dr. Michael W. Holmes

University Professor of Biblical Studies and Early Christianity at Bethel University



Jesus Wars? Listening for the early Church's Concensus About Christ (2010)

Dr. Donald M. Fairbairn

Robert E. Cooley Professor of Early Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary



Archaeology and the Historical Jesus (2010)

Dr. Craig A. Evans

Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College


The Exodus and Sinai Events (2009)

Dr. James K. Hoffmeier

Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



The Land of Israel From Archaeology to Theology (2009)

Dr. Robert E. Cooley

President Emeritus and former Professor of Biblical Studies and Archaeology of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary



What Have They Done With Jesus (2008)

Dr. Ben Witherington, III

Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland


Early Christianity at Corinth (2007)

Dr. Russel P. Spittler

Former Provost Emeritus and Senior Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary