Hamilton Campus

Research Seminar

Bringing the Best in Evangelical Scholarship to You

The Research Seminar is an initiative at Gordon-Conwell—Hamilton that enhances students’ academic experience by making it possible for them to learn from leading evangelical scholars. Dr. Gordon Isaac, Berkshire Professor of Church History and Advent Christian Studies, is the convener for this fall’s seminars on History.

For each interactive seminar, a prominent theology scholar will join us virtually to present and discuss the research they have been pursuing, and Hamilton students, faculty, and alumni pursuing doctoral degrees will gather in-person at the Hamilton campus (AC 235) for a live discussion.

These scholars have a deep commitment to the faithful teaching and application of Scripture. Join us for a lively discussion this fall!

Thursday, October 5, 2023 | 12 p.m. | AC 235

C.S. Lewis’ View of History

Dr. K. Alan Snyder
Author, America Discovers C.S. Lewis
Adjunct Faculty at Southeastern University

Dr. Snyder was a history professor for 32 years at Christian universities and currently teaches at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. He specializes in American political, cultural, and intellectual history. He is the author of five books, a researcher and conference speaker, and regular teacher of adult classes at his church.

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 12 p.m. | AC 235

What History Tells Us About Contextualization

Dr. Vince Bantu (MDiv ’08)
Assistant Professor of Church History and Black Church Studies
Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

Dr. Bantu has years of pastoral experience in African American, Asian American, and Hispanic churches, as well as extensive involvement in multicultural urban communities. He earned his PhD in Semitic and Egyptian Languages from The Catholic University of America, and his dissertation married his interests in African Christianity and social identity. He also directs the Meachum School of Haymanot, which provides theological education for urban pastors and leaders.

He is the author of Gospel Haymanot: A Constructive Theology and Critical Reflection on African and Diasporic Christianity (2020) and A Multitude of All Peoples: Engaging Ancient Christianity’s Global Identity (2020), as well as numerous articles on global Christianity, Syriac and Nubian Christianity, apologetics, justice, evangelism, and African American theology.

Thursday, November 30, 2023 | 12 p.m. | AC 235

What History Tells Us About Women in Ministry

Dr. Mimi Haddad (MATS ’91)
President and CEO
Christians for Biblical Equality International

Dr. Mimi Haddad serves as president and CEO of CBE International. She has taught as an adjunct associate professor of historical theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Olivet University and has taught for institutes and organizations worldwide. She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of Durham, England.

She was a founding member of the Evangelicals and Women Study Section at the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and Evangelicals for Justice. Mimi is an award-winning author and has written more than one hundred fifty academic, popular, and blog articles and contributed to sixteen books.

Spring 2023

The Spring 2023 Research Seminars on Old Testament were convened by Dr. Carol Kaminski, Professor of Old Testament.

February 2 | The Hope of Place: Placedness in Lamentations and Song of Songs

Dr. Brittany Melton, Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies (Palm Beach Atlantic University)

February 16 | So Why Can We Eat Shellfish? A look at how Leviticus relates to questions of sexuality today

Dr. Jay Sklar, Professor of Old Testament and VP of Academics (Covenant Theological Seminary)

March 13 | The Bible and Sustainable Land Use

Dr. Sandra Richter, Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies (Westmont College)

Fall 2022

The Fall 2022 Research Seminars on Old Testament were convened by Dr. Adonis Vidu, Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Theology.

September 22 | We Are Changed: The Surprisals of John Owen’s “Charismatic” Theology

Dr. Lucy Peppiatt, Principal, Systematic Theology (WTC Theology, Cheltenham Gloucestershire UK)

October 6 | Re-enchantment: Envisioning Theology and Theological Education for the Missional Church

Dr. Esther Acolatse, Professor of Pastoral Theology and World Christianity (Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary)

November 3 | A Doctrine Grown Strange: The Theology of Sin

Dr. Simeon Zahl, Professor of Christian Theology (University of Cambridge)

Spring 2022

The Spring 2022 Research Seminars on Old Testament were convened by Dr. Eckhard Schnabel, Distinguished Professor of New Testament.

March 3 | Current Research on the Book of Acts: The Genre of Luke’s Second Volume

Dr. Craig Keener, F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies (Asbury Theological Seminary)

April 7 | Current Research on the Gospels: Jesus and the Archaeology of Galilee and Jerusalem

Dr. Craig Evans, John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins (Houston Baptist Theological Seminary)

April 21 | Current Research on Paul’s Theology

Dr. Douglas Moo, Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament (Wheaton College Graduate School)

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