Hardin Leads Oct. 26 Winter Bible Study Clinic

The Apostle Paul’s longest epistle will be the topic for Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Winter Bible Study Clinic. The clinic will be on Friday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m.  4 p.m., in the Geiger Center on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Led by Dr. Justin Hardin, OBU’s Rowena Strickland assistant professor of Bible, the clinic is free to all pastors and church members who are leading the Winter Bible Study in their church. There is a $3.00 charge for an on-campus lunch, payable at the door. “This study of Romans is meant to encourage all believers to admire Paul’s masterpiece from up close, so that we might also draw near and worship the God who inspired Paul to compose it,” said Hardin. “It is no accident that Romans is Paul’s most famous masterwork for in this letter the apostle drew together his thinking about many theological topics and weaved them into a beautiful portrait of the Gospel,” he said. Hardin joined OBU’s faculty in 2005. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Ouachita Baptist University and a master’s degree from the Beeson School of Divinity at Samford University. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Cambridge University. His doctoral dissertation was “Galatians and the Imperial Cult? A Critical Analysis of the First-Century Social Context of Paul’s Letter." Before coming to OBU, Hardin and his family lived in London, England, while he finished his doctorate and taught New Testament Greek to undergraduates at Cambridge University. For more information on the Winter Bible Study Clinic, contact OBU’s campus ministry office at 405-878-2377.