On Sunday, November 17th, OBU hosted a For the Church Micro-Conference on theological education and the Christian life. The panel discussion was moderated by Nathan Harris, Director of Institutional Relations Initiatives at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and included Dr. Heath Thomas, President-Elect of OBU; Dr. Jason Allen, President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Dr. Matthew Emerson, Associate Professor of Religion at OBU. You can watch the panel below.
On September 4, Dr. Heath Thomas, Dean of the Hobbs College of the Theology and Ministry, Associate Vice President for Church Relations, Floyd K. Clark Chair of Christian Leadership, and Professor of Old Testament at OBU, preached in OBU Chapel. He addressed students, faculty, and staff from John 10 and introduced the chapel theme for the fall semester, “Christ the King.” You can watch his sermon here:
On most Fridays at the Hobbs Blog, we hope to highlight something related to the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry: faculty, publications, students, alumni, and the like. Today we’re starting off this series by highlighting another series from the Hobbs College, the Hobbs College Library. This series is designed to
[equip] Christians with tools for growing in the faith and for effective ministry. The library trains its readers in three major areas: Bible, theology, and ministry. The series originates from the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry at Oklahoma Baptist University, where biblical, orthodox, and practical education lies at its core. Training the next generation was important for the great Baptist statesman Dr. Herschel H. Hobbs, and the Hobbs College that bears his name fosters that same vision.
The series is edited by Hobbs College Dean Heath Thomas and includes contributions from Hobbs College faculty (past and present), pastors, ministry leaders, and faculty from other institutions. Each volume is written with pastors and lay leaders in mind, so that, “Whether you are a seasoned church leader or a beginner in the faith,” every book in the series “will work to strengthen your knowledge of God and his Word, and will train you to minister according to his ways.”
The latest volume, Who Is the Holy Spirit?, by Dr. Malcolm Yarnell, Research Professor of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, can be purchased here. For more information about the Hobbs College Library, visit our B&H Academic page.
In June, OBU hosted two panel discussions with guests from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. The second, on “Christian Civility for a Contentious World,” featured Dr. Russell Moore, President of the ERLC; Dr. Andrew Walker, Director of the Research Institute of the ERLC; and Dr. Matthew Emerson, Dickinson Associate Professor of Religion, 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.