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How does a 21st century preacher learn to navigate, interpret, and then preach ancient Prophetic Literature? How can these culturally bound oracles and speeches apply today?
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Paul is Associate Dean and Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He earned a BA from Southwest Baptist University, an MA from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and both an MDiv and a PhD from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A noted biblical scholar and Old Testament theologian, he has authored numerous works, including Old Testament Survey, Old Testament Theology and the Word Biblical Commentary on Lamentations.
Mike serves as Senior Pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Bristol, Wisconsin. Mike earned a diploma in Bible and Theology at Moody Bible Institute and a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College. He then earned an MDiv and ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, followed by a PhD in Rhetorical History and Criticism from Northwestern University. Prior to leading the launch of CrossWay Community Church in 1998, Mike served for 15 years as an Associate Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, as well as chairman of the Practical Theology Department at TEDS. He also serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition.
David Camera is Senior Pastor of River Oaks Church in Lake Mary, Florida. He holds an MA in Theology from Wheaton College, an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a DMin from Westminster Theological Seminary. David is also a graduate of the Cornhill Training Course in London, England. He previously served on the pastoral staffs at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, Illinois.
Romell Williams, Jr., serves as Pastor of Lilydale Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at the historical Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, and is a graduate of Trinity International University. He is a speaker affiliated with Cutting It Straight, the Barnabas Brotherhood Conference, the Issachar Conference, the Bible Exposition Conference, and the Moody Bible Institute. Romell currently serves as the Associate Director of Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust.
Juan has been the Senior Pastor at High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, since 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds an MDiv, a ThM, and a PhD in systematic theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to training pastors in the United States, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, Juan is also a council member of The Gospel Coalition, a board member of Prédica Fiel, and serves as recording secretary for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. He is the author of 1 Peter for You.
Barry is a research fellow in Old Testament at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia where he has also served as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer since 1978 and held the post of Head of Old Testament Studies during 1991-2005. He has several academic degrees and credentials including a BA from Queensland, BDiv from London and PhD from Sheffield University. He also serves as an assistant editor for the Reformed Theological Review. He has written or edited numerous books and articles including the Bibles Speaks Today commentaries on Isaiah and Zechariah as well as Five Festal Garments: Christian Reflections on the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther.
James Seward is Senior Pastor of Maple Avenue Baptist Church. Before that, he served as Associate Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Lindale, Texas. James completed his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago, where he was also part of the founding core of Holy Trinity Church and served as a pastoral intern under David Helm and Jon Dennis. He went on to complete a master’s degree in the Biblical Exegesis program at Wheaton College where he also served on the pastoral staff of College Church under Kent Hughes. James serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Charles Simeon Trust (Canada) and has been involved with the Workshops on Biblical Exposition for more than 20 years.