McWilliams to Present OBU’s Hobbs Lecture

Dr. Warren McWilliams, Oklahoma Baptist University Auguie Henry Professor of Bible, will examine "The Problem of Pain" during OBU's annual Hobbs Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. in the university's Raley Chapel.

The Hobbs Lecture is one of four OBU lectureships designed to help students grow in their knowledge of Baptist theology, Baptist history and studies of the Bible.

McWilliams joins other speakers in the 2008-2009 chapel series, "Lost and Found: Reclaiming the Knowledge of the Holiness of God," a focused study on various attributes of God based on the book by A.W. Tozer called "The Knowledge of the Holy." Along with "The Problem of Pain," McWilliams will examine the attributes of omnipotence and omnipresence.

"Over the years, Dr. McWilliams has proven to be a consistent and successful contributor to LifeWay Bible study materials designed for Sunday school," said Dale Griffin, OBU campus minister. "He has also authored publications on the topic of pain and suffering. He's the perfect candidate for handling the challenging topic ‘The Problem of Pain,' and it's a joy to know that he is on our campus."

McWilliams teaches a range of Bible courses at OBU including biblical ethics and theology courses. He is a published author writing books such as, "Free in Christ: The New Testament Understanding of Freedom," and "Dear Chris: Letters on the Life of Faith."

The Herschel H. and Frances J. Hobbs Lectureship in Baptist Faith and Heritage was OBU's first endowed lectureship beginning in the fall of 1980. The Hobbs Lectureship program annually sponsors a lecture at OBU and highlights speakers that share phases of Baptist faith and heritage with the OBU community.