Published on January 20, 2022 by Sean Flynt  
The seal of Samford University
The seal of Samford University

Samford University’s Department of Biblical and Religious Studies will host two prominent scholars for its spring lecture series. The lectures are free-of-charge and open to the public.

Timothy George will present the Robbins Lectures March 3 at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel and at 3 p.m. in Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall. The Robbins Lectures honor the memory of Ray Frank Robbins, another influential Samford professor and author who served New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Mississippi College in addition to Samford. The lectureship brings distinguished scholars to Samford to address the intersection of scholarship and Christian living.

Daniel Carroll will speak April 7 at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel and 3 p.m. in Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall, for the Dotson McGinnis Nelson Junior Lectureship in Religion and Life. Carroll is Blanchard Professor of Old Testament in the Graduate School of Wheaton College and author of Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible. The lectureship, honoring the former Samford professor and pastor at Mountain Brook Baptist Church, was established to help Samford students grow in their intellectual and spiritual understanding of Christianity and its application to society.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.