Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., renowned author, theologian and president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, delivered the annual Hobbs Lecture during OBU’s chapel service Wednesday, Oct. 21.
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. It is one of four OBU lectureships designed to help students grow in their knowledge of Baptist theology, Baptist history and studies of the Bible.
Friends of the late Dr. Hobbs, who was pastor of First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City, and of the late Mrs. Hobbs, created the endowed fund in honor of the couple's years of outstanding Christian service. 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. OBU's Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry also bears his name.
Mohler serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world. He has been recognized by such influential publications as “Time” and “Christianity Today” as a leader among American evangelicals. In fact, Time.com called him the “reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.”
Mohler is the author of several books, including “Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth,” “Desire & Deceit: The Real Cost of the New Sexual Tolerance,” “Atheism Remix: A Christian Confronts the New Atheists,” “He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World,” “The Disappearance of God: Dangerous Beliefs in the New Spiritual Openness,” and “Words From the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the Ten Commandments.”