Dr. Darrell Bock will bring a three-part series on Cultural Engagement for our Spring Bible Conference on Sunday, May 1. In the morning worship services his message will be “Heart Transplant,” focusing on what kind of heart we need for engaging our culture. He will gave us “A Look at Paul,” who is an example of cultural engagement, during the combined Sunday School hour. Then that evening at 6:00 p.m. he will speak on “Sacred Space and Public Space: Expectations and Calling.” This time will be an interactive discussion on issues of application in engaging with our culture.
Dr. Bock is Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX. He has a BA from the University of Texas and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. He received his PhD from the University of Aberdeen and did postdoctoral study at Tubingen University.
According to the DTS website, “Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tubingen University in Germany) and as author of over 30 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts, studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the Seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, is a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications, and he often is an expert for the media on NT issues. He has been a New York Times best-selling author in non-fiction, and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. He is a proud father of two daughters and a son, and is also a grandfather.”