Come hear Duke Divinity School professor present ‘The Old Testament is Dying’ lecture tonight

The Old Testament constitutes the majority of the Christian Bible and provides much of the language of Christian faith. However, many churches tend to neglect this crucial part of Scripture. What should be done about it?

Dr. Brent Strawn will address the very question in a lecture, “The Old Testament is Dying and What You Can (and Should) Do About It,” at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) in Canyon Commons. Strawn is professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School and holds a secondary appointment at the Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina.

Strawn is author of the book The Old Testament is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment, in which he details a number of ways the Old Testament is showing signs of decay, demise and imminent death in the church. He criticizes current misunderstandings that contribute to its neglect and offers ways to revitalize its use in the church. His words are a reminder of the Old Testament’s important role in Christian faith and practice.

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