Have you ever considered the relationship of early christian doctrine and your current pursuit of pastoral ministry or academic interests? 

The Center for Ancient Christian study invites you to attend our Spring symposium, “The Study of Ancient Christianity in Preaching and Teaching” with Dr. Brian Arnold. Dr. Arnold has graduate degrees in New Testament (ThM) and Church History (PhD), both from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Arnold’s dissertation and forthcoming DeGruyter volume is entitled, “Justification One Hundred Years after Paul,”in which he interacts with Christian writings from the second century and their import for early conceptions of the doctrine justification.  

During his doctoral work Dr. Arnold served as a senior pastor and now currently teaches Church History and Theology at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix Arizona. Thus, Dr. Arnold brings to the conversation an important perspective as one who sees both the church and the academy as integrally connected, and seeks to work in the academy for the church.

The Ancient Christian Forum, an auxiliary group of the Center for Ancient Christian Study, will host a symposium on March 28th at 10 am (EST) on the campus of Southern Seminary in the President’s reception room. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.