Lecture Series

The Cooley Center has sponsored a number of lectures on archaeology and Biblical studies in the past. You’ll find those lectures on this page. Listen to them by clicking the mp3 audio links. To listen to the lectures in Firefox, Chrome, or Safari please download Quicktime. Listening from Explorer, please download iTunes.

Can We Know the Exact Words of God? (2019)

Dr. Peter J. Williams

Principal, Tyndale House, Cambridge

Axum: Quest for the Land and Queen of Sheba (2018)

Dr. SeJin Koh

Director of the Cooley Center, Adjunct Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, and Director of International Relations, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Charlotte

God’s Worshiping People: Then and Now (2018)

Dr. Daniel I. Block

Gunther H. Knoedler Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Wheaton College

From the Shema to the Nicene Creed: The Role of Creeds in the Articulation of Christian Orthodoxy  (2017)

Dr. Donald Fairbairn

Academic Dean of the Charlotte Campus, Robert E. Cooley Professor of Early Christianity, and Green Scholar

Round Table Discussion: Unchanging Witness: The Consistent Christian Teaching on Homosexuality in Scripture and Tradition (2016)

Dr. Donald Fortson

Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary and an Adjunct Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary



Dr. Rollin Grams

Associate Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

The New Testament Text: Reliability, Technology and Discovery (2016)

Dr. Daniel B. Wallace  

Senior Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts

The Cultivated Olive Tree and Ingrafted Branches: Re-Thinking Israel and the Church (2015)

Dr. Walter C.Kaiser, Jr.

Distinguished professor emeritus of Old Testament and president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts

The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of Gnosticism (2014)

Dr. Nicholas Perrin

Franklin S. Dryness Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College

Paul in Athens and in Caesarea: His Speeches Before the Areopagus Council and Before a Roman Governor and Jewish King (2013)

Dr. Eckhard J. Schnabel

Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Ancient Mummies and New Technologies: Resurrecting the Words of the Bible (2012)

Dr. Scott Carroll

Director, The Green Collection, Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts Scholar         

Scripture Then and Now (2011)

Dr. Michael W. Holmes

University Professor of Biblical Studies and Early Christianity at Bethel University

Jesus Wars? Listening for the early Church’s Consensus About Christ (2010)

Dr. Donald M. Fairbairn

Academic Dean and Robert E. Cooley Professor of Early Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Charlotte

Archaeology and the Historical Jesus (2010)

Dr. Craig A. Evans

Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College

The Exodus and Sinai Events (2009)

Dr. James K. Hoffmeier

Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The Land of Israel From Archaeology to Theology (2009)

Dr. Robert E. Cooley

President Emeritus and former Professor of Biblical Studies and Archaeology of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

What Have They Done With Jesus (2008)

Dr. Ben Witherington, III

Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland

Early Christianity at Corinth (2007)

Dr. Russel P. Spittler

Former Provost Emeritus and Senior Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary