Posted by William Nunnelley on 2012-02-13

Dr. Paul House, professor in Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School, will deliver the annual Biblical Studies Lectures Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 14-16, at 11 a.m. in Hodges Chapel at Samford.  Theme of the lectures will be “God’s Character in God’s World: The Old Testament’s Enduring Witness.”

Dr. House’s topics will be “God’s Character and God’s Word,” Tuesday, Feb. 14; “God’s Mercy for His People,” Wednesday, Feb. 15; and “God’s Character in God’s World: God’s Justice,” Thursday, Feb. 16.

House has been a professor at Beeson since 2004, and served six years as associate dean of the school.  He previously taught at Taylor University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry and Wheaton College.  He is author or editor of 15 books, including The Unity of the Twelve, Old Testament Survey, Old Testament Theology and Lamentations.  He has been pastor of churches in Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky.

The Biblical Studies Lectures are one of three annual lectureships hosted by Beeson to enrich the spiritual life of the community and enhance the educational experience of students.  The lectures are presented in alternate years by Old and New Testament scholars.


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.