October 19, 2007
The Apostle Paulís longest epistle will be the topic for Oklahoma Baptist Universityís annual Winter Bible Study Clinic. The clinic will be on Friday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. Ė 4 p.m., in the Geiger Center on OBUís campus in Shawnee.
Led by Dr. Justin Hardin, OBUís 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.
ďThis study of Romans is meant to encourage all believers to admire Paulís masterpiece from up close, so that we might also draw near and worship the God who inspired Paul to compose it,Ē said Hardin.
ďIt is no accident that Romans is Paulís 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,Ē he said.
Hardin joined OBUís faculty in 2005. He earned a bachelorís degree from Ouachita Baptist University and a masterís degree from the Beeson School of Divinity at Samford University. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Cambridge University. His doctoral dissertation was ďGalatians and the Imperial Cult? A Critical Analysis of the First-Century Social Context of Paulís 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 OBUís campus ministry office at 405-878-2377.