Each spring my alma mater, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, hosts the William R. Rice Lecture Series, named in honor of the Seminary’s founder and long-time pastor (1949-1989) of Inter-City Baptist Church. This year’s speaker will be Dr. John C. Whitcomb, who will speak on “Recent Trends in Creationism.” He has taught Old Testament and theology for more than 50 years, and is widely recognized as a leading biblical scholar. Dr. Whitcomb taught at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, from 1951-1990, and gained recognition for his work on The Genesis Flood, co-authored with the late Dr. Henry Morris. This book has been credited as one of the major catalysts for the modern biblical creationism movement. His main teaching emphases have included biblical creationism, Old Testament exposition, dispensational theology, premillennial eschatology, and presuppositional apologetics.
The 2007 William R. Rice Lecture Series will be held on Thursday, March 15. The lectures will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m., with a luncheon following. Alumni, former students, area pastors, and prospective students are all invited to attend. There is no cost to attend the lectures, but reservations are required. Please contact the seminary by phone at (313) 381-0111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.