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Past Bible Lectures: 2000s


The New Testament as Covenant of Peace: Ecclesial and Public Theology?

November 5-6

Willard M. Swartley, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind.


February 25-26

Rev. Dr. Naim Stifan Ateek, Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center (Sabeel), Jerusalem


Organizing the Psalms: Introduction and Wisdom Songs

February 24-26

Perry Yoder, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind.

  • Hymns: Confessing the Kingdom
  • Thanksgiving Songs: Living in the Kingdom
  • Laments: Dissonance in the Kingdom
  • Pastors' workshop: Seeing the Text: An Exegetical Workshop


Revisioning Atonement: A Nonviolent Cross

March 12-14

J. Denny Weaver, Bluffton (Ohio) University

  • Atonement: Salvation through the Slain Lamb
  • Atonement: A Conversation with Black Theology
  • Atonement: A Conversation with Feminist and Womanist Theology
  • Atonement: The Bible and Defenders of Anselm

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