The third annual Charles Ryrie Lecture Series took place October 23-26, 2018. Calvary’s own professor, Dr. Tommy Ice, was the speaker for the four-day event. He is the Program Director for the Bachelor in Bible & Theology, and he serves as the Executive Director of the Pre-Trib Research Center. Dr. Ice spoke on Tuesday about the importance of Bible prophecy. In the final three sessions, he gave overviews of the pre-trib rapture, tribulation, millennium, and the eternal state. Each message was filled with good information, and students had the opportunity to ask questions at the end. The week concluded with Day of Prayer as students spent the morning praying with faculty and staff before attending the final session.
Dr. Ice answers #CalvaryQuestions from John Oglesby.
Last week Calvary hosted the second annual Charles Ryrie Lecture Series. The featured speaker this year was Grant Hawley, pastor of Bold Grace Fellowship and director of Bold Grace Ministries. He spoke in four chapel services on free grace and dispensationalism. Grant has written several books on these topics, and, furthermore, he is a member of the Free Grace Alliance Executive Council and the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics. After sharing his daily message, Mr. Hawley also answered questions from the students. The goal of the lecture series is to help our students articulate doctrine as well as put it into practice in their lives. Thus, it is named after Dr. Ryrie because of his God-given ability to explain theology in simple terms.
Grant Hawley, speaker for the 2017 Charles C. Ryrie Lecture Series
Dr. Mike Stallard was the inaugural speaker for the Charles C. Ryrie Lecture Series last week. He spoke in Chapel Tuesday through Friday on the theme of “Scripture, Truth, and Culture.” Dr. Stallard is Director of International Ministries for the Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. The lecture series was begun this year as a way to start the second half of the semester with spiritual momentum. It was named after the late Dr. Ryrie because of his ability to communicate doctrine and theology simply and clearly while helping people put the truth into practice in their daily lives. Dr. Stallard modeled that for us last week.