Author Event: Matthew Bates (three-part lecture series)

Date(s) - March 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019
7:30 pm - 12:00 pm

Regent College (Room 100)

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Matthew Bates, a Regent alum and author of Salvation by Allegiance Alone (Baker Academic, 2017) will be at Regent delivering three lectures on the themes of the gospel, salvation, and discipleship.

Friday March 29 at 7:30 pm
Lecture 1: Renovating the Gospel
In our churches today, the gospel has been reduced to trusting in Jesus’s work on the cross. We might also give a brief nod to Jesus’s resurrection. Yet this is not how the Bible frames the gospel. It is time for a gospel renovation.

Saturday March 30 at 9:30 am
Lecture 2: Saved by Allegiance Alone
Faith is a slippery word. Discover why saving faith is best understood as allegiance.

Saturday March 30 at 10:45 am
Lecture 3: Practicing Gospel Allegiance Today
The gospel-allegiance model raises intriguing theological questions for the church. Yet right now the church must take practical steps to cultivate greater allegiance to Jesus the king.

This is a bookstore-sponsored event, and will be offered free-of-charge.
This lecture series will be recorded and made available for purchase on Regent Audio following the event.
Matthew Bates is the Assistant Professor of Theology at Qunicy University in Illinois. He is the author of three excellent books, The Hermeneutics of Apostolic Proclamation” (Baylor University Press, 2012), The Birth of the Trinity (Oxford University Press, 2015), and mostly recently, Salvation by Allegiance Alone (Baker Academic, 2017). On Bates’ work in Salvation by Allegiance Alone Michael Gorman wrote “his argument for saving faith as embodied, enacted allegiance is rooted in solid scholarship and presented with both zeal for the kingdom and concern for the church. This is a much-need corrective to many misunderstandings.” Scot McKnight also labelled Allegiance Alone an “outstanding book.” Matthew is also the co-host of the excellent Biblical Studies podcast, OnScript. He is an accessible author and speaker, who writes and speaks in service of both the church and the academy.

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