Hays is the dean of Duke University’s Divinity School and the George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament. Sumney teaches New Testament at Lexington Theological Seminary and is the chair for the Pauline Epistles and Literature section of the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Thompson is associate dean of the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University and the editor of Restoration Quarterly.
In conjunction with Wright’s lecture, all Oklahoma Christian students, faculty and staff members received a free copy of “Simply Christian,” and the book has been integrated into the curriculum of a number of classes.
This outreach builds on the university’s commitment to spiritual growth. It’s McGaw Lectures exist to increase national awareness of three of America’s founding core values: faith in God, constitutional government and private enterprise. The lectures are made possible by an endowment fund created by the late Mary and Foster McGaw.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.oc.edu/ntwright.