Asbury Society founder to present lectures at seminary


Dr. Dennis F. Kinlaw, founder of the Francis Asbury Society and former professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, will be the featured speaker at The Chamberlain Holiness Lectures at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson.

The lectures are scheduled for Oct. 2-4 at the seminary on Northside Drive.

Kinlaw served for nearly two decades as president of Asbury College. The Bible scholar and author served the church across several decades as a United Methodist pastor and evangelist.  Kinlaw has contributed to a number of publications including Bible commentaries, magazines, journals and anthologies, and devotional, Biblical, theological, literary and educational materials. He has authored several books.

The theme for the lectures is “Human Sexuality and the Holy.” 

“Today the whole question of change in the understanding of the nature of marriage and of human sexuality is discussed from numerous angles,” Kinlaw writes. “For some, the conflict is a moral issue; for others, a legal or political issue. For still others, it’s a matter of changing social customs and a social institution. . . Who cares? Apparently God cares and cares more than most of us ever dreamed. Perhaps we should let him back into the discussion.”    

The conference begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 2 and ends at noon Oct. 4. Kinlaw will lecture at 1 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday and at 11 a.m. Thursday.  

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