Cultural Engagement in Difficult Times: A Day with Darrell Bock

Laidlaw College is excited to be hosting renowned New Testament scholar, Dr Darrell Bock, for a day of lectures on Tuesday 17 July at our Henderson campus. Dr Bock is one of the world’s leading NT scholars with a special interest in cultural engagement. The day will involve four lectures, and conversational engagement with the topics, and an open public lecture in the evening.

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Where Henderson Campus
When 9:30am - 8:30pm
Cost $50 for the day (including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea), or $30 for students. Evening public lecture is free.
RSVP Register online by completing the online registration form by Wednesday 11 July

About the Day

Engagement for the church has become a challenge as hostility has risen against those who believe. But the early church knew what is was to be a social minority not respected by many around them. This lecture series will look at how the early church discussed engagement. Without entitlement, but armed with God’s grace they made a difference. During the day we will consider how the New Testament discusses engagement and the concrete things required to engage well.

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About the Free Evening Public Lecture

Lessons on Diversity and Cultural Intelligence

One of the challenges of culture is the sheer diversity of cultures and beliefs we meet. So how does one cope with the array of cultures and contacts that have become more common place in our increasingly tightly connected world. This lecture examines the challenges and how-to’s tied to developing cultural intelligence so that believers can serve our more complex world well.


Day Event

9:30 – 10:45 am A Biblical Look at Engagement
10:45 – 11:15 am Morning Tea
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Lessons from Paul: Romans 1 and Acts 17
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 pm Difficult Conversations - How to Have Them
2:45 – 3:15 pm Afternoon Tea
3:15 – 4:30 pm The Issue of Justice and Engagement: Acts 15 and Ephesians 2

Evening Public Lecture (Free)

7:00 – 8.30 pm Lessons on Diversity and Cultural Intelligence

About the Speaker

Darrell BockDr. Darrell Bock currently holds two positions at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is executive director of Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center and senior research professor of New Testament Studies. Dr. Bock graduated from the University of Texas in 1975, received his Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1979, and his Ph.D from the University of Aberdeen in 1983.

Dr. Bock has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), for his work in Luke-Acts, historical Jesus study, biblical theology, as well as with messianic Jewish ministries. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) from 2000–2001, serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. He is a well-known author of over thirty books on biblical topics. Some of his articles have appeared in leading journals and periodicals, including many secular publications. He has done a variety of media shows, including work with ABC, CNN, Day of Discovery, and John Ankerberg shows. He hosts weekly podcasts on the DTS website on different cultural engagement issues. He has blogged on culture and Scripture for over seven years and has been a part of the weekly Texas Faith blog at the Dallas Morning News since its inception. He has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction, and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. He is married to Sally and is a father of two daughters and a son, and has two grandsons.