Theology Conference on the Church – April 16-18

The Department of Theology  here at Houston Baptist University is hosting a conference next week on “The Church and Early Christianity” on April 16-18, 2015, and we want to invite you to attend. You can find out more details at

In addition to a number of short papers, which you can see at the Conference Schedule, our plenary speakers are

  • Thursday (7:30p): John Barclay (Durham University) – “‘The Poor You Will Always Have with You’: Why It Mattered to the Church to Give to the Poor”
  • Friday (7:30p): Ben Witherington (Asbury Theological Seminary) – “The Social Identity of the Earliest Christians”
  • Saturday (9:00a): Everett Ferguson(Abilene Christian University) – “Images of the Church in Early Christian Literature”

Admission to the plenary lectures is free of charge, and each will be offered in Belin Chapel (in the Morris Cultural Arts Center).

The cost to attend the whole conference is $40. We would love to see you there, so please come out to hear these great scholars and invite others to come with you.

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