Save the Date: Köstenberger & Wade at Charleston Southern (March 26, 2012)

If you are anywhere near Charleston (or even if you are not), you’ll want to find a way to be at Charleston Southern University (CSU) on Monday, March 26, 2012. On that day, CSU will host the annual Staley Distinguished Lecture Series. Now, I know that doesn’t sound exciting. You’d rather be trapped in a room with a man reciting limericks than attend a “distinguished” lecture series.

But the fact of the matter is that this year’s series is on “Marriage and Family in the 21st Century,” and will be featuring two scintillatingly exciting SEBTS professors, Dr. Andreas Köstenberger (Senior Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology) and Dr. Steven Wade (Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology).

Drs. Köstenberger and Wade will speak during four sessions: Session One, “The State of Marriage and Family in the 21st Century,” 9:00-10:15 a.m. (Dr. Wade); Session Two, “Biblical Principles for a Healthy Marriage and Family,” 10:30-11:45 a.m. (Dr. Köstenberger), Session Three, “The Appropriate Response of the Church and the Academy,” 1:30-2:45 p.m. (Drs. Köstenberger and Wade); and Session Four, “Marriage and Family Question and Answer Session” (6:00-7:30 p.m.).

In conclusion, I offer three reasons to attend the event: (1) Who wouldn’t want to hear AJK and SW hold court on “marriage and family” at a fine Baptist university? (2) Charleston is quite possibly the most beautiful city in the USA; and (3) the pimento cheese and green tomatoes are to kill for.

Don’t say I didn’t tell you.

Please contact Dr. Michael L. Bryant ( for more information.