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The Charles C. Ryrie Lecture Series – Featuring Mr. Grant Hawley

The Charles C. Ryrie Lecture Series – Featuring Mr. Grant Hawley

Grant Hawley serves as Pastor of Bold Grace Fellowship where he serves the north Dallas/Fort Worth area with his wife Tamara and son Rock.

A burden to see the community of grace-loving people working together to reach those who haven’t heard a clear grace message led Mr. Hawley to begin Bold Grace Ministries, where he serves as Director. With support for publishing, church planting, and training Bold Grace Ministries comes alongside those involved in the grace movement to facilitate reaching beyond the boundaries of established communities.

He is the author of The Guts of Grace: Preparing Ordinary Saints for Extraordinary Ministry, Easy Peasy Biblical Greek: The Easiest Way to Learn Greek Well, Dispensationalism and Free Grace: Intimately Linked, and Let the Text Speak: An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. Grant is also the editor of 21 Tough Questions about Grace and Free Grace Theology: 5 Ways It Magnifies the Gospel.

Mr. Hawley is a member of the Free Grace Alliance Executive Council and the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics.

Join us October 24-27, 2017; Lectures will be at 11:00 a.m. each day on campus in Liberty Chapel


Calvary University introduced the Ryrie Lecture series in the fall of 2016 to enhance the educational experience at Calvary, and to reinforce student’s ability in explaining the person and work of Christ at any level.

Scholar. Professor. Author. Mentor. These words describe the legacy of Dr. Charles C. Ryrie. Built across 70 years of faithful ministry, this legacy continues in the lives of those who use the more than fifty books and the popular Ryrie Study Bible.

Dr. Ryrie had an uncanny ability to explain doctrine and theology in simple terms that anyone could understand. Calvary University seeks to instill this characteristic in our students – the ability to articulate doctrine and theology to people of all ages, and help them put these things into practice in their daily lives.

New Chapters: Flourishing in Transition

New Chapters: Flourishing in Transition

Life is a series of changes and transitions. Our hearts scream, “I want my circumstances to change,” but the reality is, God wants to use our circumstances to change us. The Christians life is lived from the inside out – by faith. This can be uncomfortable, but if we fully understand the power of God’s will in our change, we will ultimately experience the peace of God that is promised (Phil 4:7). If not, we can expect levels of internal tension that can lead to depression and anxiety that we would typically blame on something external.

We all face change in life and the best way to understand the challenges we face during transition is to apply our biblical worldview.  Feelings and emotions can work against a smooth transition, so we should trust God and His Word in the process. One of the first Scriptures I share in a new counseling relationship is Ephesians 5:10, and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.” This is a foreign concept in a man-centered worldview, but we Christians choose to act upon the powerful truth of God’s Word by faith. So, what is pleasing to the Lord and what does that look like? Well, from a biblical perspective, this is how the process of change should be understood by the follower of Jesus Christ:

“The Spirit of God uses the Word of God in the Child of God to produce the Will of God for the Glory of God.”

For me, it’s time to practice what I preach. My wife Cindy and I are now in another transition of life, as we discern what is pleasing to the Lord. We have chosen to move this summer in order to serve the Lord near our children and grandchildren in Virginia. This means I will no longer be teaching at Calvary University. This was a difficult decision because of our Calvary friends and church family in Kansas City. We are grateful for the grace and love we have received from everyone, and Calvary will always be in our prayers. May God, bless you in life’s changes and transitions too. Keep praying and trusting in Him!


For the love of Christ,

Dr. Mark Hager

Beautiful or Beastly? Seeing the Sacred in the Secular

Beautiful or Beastly? Seeing the Sacred in the Secular

Can sacred themes be communicated through secular media? The Calvary University family explored that question by reviewing the themes and symbolism portrayed in Beauty and the Beast (CU Theater’s current Spring production) in a round-table discussion during a recent campus assembly.