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Human Diginity in Today’s World – ERLC Panel @…

In June, OBU hosted two panel discussions with guests from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. The first, on “Human Dignity in Today’s World,” featured Dr. Russell Moore, President of the ERLC; Dr. Trillia Newbell, Director of Community Outreach for the ERLC; and Dr. Dan Darling, VP of Communications for the ERLC, and was moderated by Dr. Heath Thomas, Dean of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry at Oklahoma Baptist University. You can watch the full panel discussion below.

Matthew Emerson
Dr. Matthew Y. Emerson, Dickinson Associate Professor of Religion, earned a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and an M.Div. and Ph.D. in from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Emerson joined the OBU faculty in 2015. He previously taught at California Baptist University, where he served as Chair of the Arts and Sciences Department in the OPS Division. Emerson has authored or co-authored over 20 publications. His research interests include the Old Testament’s use in the New Testament, early Christian interpretation, and theological method. He serves as co-Executive Director of the Center for Baptist Renewal, co-editor of the Journal of Baptist Studies, steering committee member of the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar, and Senior Fellow for the Center of Ancient Christian Studies. He is also a member of a number of scholarly societies. Emerson grew up in Huntsville, AL, where he met his future wife, Alicia. Married in 2006, they have five daughters. He and his wife are both members at Frontline Church in Shawnee.