Published on October 21, 2019 by William Nunnelley  
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Kelly M. Kapic, professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, will deliver the Reformation Heritage Lectures at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School Oct. 29-30.

Beeson sponsors the lectures each year during Reformation week, looking at various aspects of the sixteenth century movement of spiritual and ecclesial renewal that called the church back to its biblical and evangelical roots. 

Kapic, who has taught at Covenant since 2001, has written or edited 15 books including the recent volume Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering, which won the Christianity Today book of the year award in theology and ethics. He holds the Ph.D. in systematic and historical theology from King’s College University of London. 

Kapic will deliver a sermon during community worship Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. in Beeson’s Hodges Chapel. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, he will deliver two lectures. The first lecture, “Have I Done Enough? Facing our Finitude,” begins at 11 a.m. in Hodges Chapel. The second lecture, “Humility: Joyful Realism,” begins at 2:30 p.m. in Divinity Hall SO13. The lectures are free and open to the public. 

Beeson Dean Douglas Sweeney described Kapic as a great theologian. “We are excited about the ways in which the Lord will use him to spur us on to ever greater faithfulness to our Reformation heritage and the gospel proclamation it enabled and facilitated.” 

Kapic will also lead a conversation for the Robert Smith Jr. Preaching Institute Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. oriented for preachers and teachers of God’s Word. The conversation will include a discussion of Kapic’s published work, The God Who Gives: Preaching the Movement of Divine Generosity.

Find more information, including how to register, on our website.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.