John Barclay: Why did it matter to the early church to give to the poor?

Professor John Barclay (Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at Durham University) delivered a lecture at the Houston Baptist University (HBU) Theology Conference, on April 21, 2015, entitled “‘The poor you have always with you.’ Why it mattered to the early church to give to the poor”

John Barclay is Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at Durham University (UK). After studies in Classics and Theology at Cambridge University, he took his PhD at Cambridge University, and has taught New Testament at Glasgow University (1984-2003) and Durham (2003 onwards). His research has been focused in Pauline studies, in Diaspora Judaism, and in Josephus. He is publishing a book on Pauline theology this summer entitled Paul and the Gift (Eerdmans).


David B. Capes on Lord/Kurios/Yahweh in Paul’s Letters: The 2014 Hayward Lectures

Professor David B. Capes (Thomas Nelson Research Professor, Houston Baptist University) delivered the 2014 Hayward Lectures at Acadia Divinity College. His subject is the Christological title κύριος (kurios; “Lord”), used to translate the divine name Yahweh (יהוה‎) in the Old Testament.

1. “Kyrios as a Christological Title”, October 20, 2014

2. “Yahweh Texts in Paul’s Letters”, October 21, 2014

3. “Pauline Exegesis and the Divine Christ”, October 22, 2014

h/t: Nijay K. Gupta