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Hayward Lectures Great Story Great Commission

October 19-21, 2020
7:00 pm (AST)
Live Online

The Great Story and the Great Commission:

How a Missional Hermeneutic of Scripture Shapes our Mission of Building the Church, Serving Society, and Stewarding Creation

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You can view the 2020 Hayward Lectures on Facebook, YouTube, or here on this page.


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Monday, October 19, 20207:00 pmLecture #1 “Reading the Whole Bible as the Mission of God”ViewViewLecture 1 Slides
Tuesday, October 20, 20207:00 pmLecture #2 “Integral Mission and the Centrality of the Gospel”ViewViewLecture 2 Slides
Wednesday, October 21, 20201:00 pmRed Couch Conversation with Dr. Anna RobbinsView
Wednesday, October 21, 20207:00 pmLecture #3 “The Goodness, the Glory and the Goal of Creation”ViewViewLecture 3 Slides


Dr. Christoper Wright

Dr Christopher J.H. Wright is the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership  (www.langham.org), which provides literature, scholarships and preaching training for Majority World pastors and seminaries. He taught O.T. at the Union Biblical Seminary in India for five years and was Principal of All Nations Christian College in England for eight. His books include commentaries on Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel;  Old Testament Ethics for the People of GodThe Mission of GodThe God I Don’t Understand; and The Mission of God’s People.  Chris was the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment – the Statement of the Third Lausanne Congress in October 2010. He is an Honorary Vice-President of Tear Fund, UK, and of IFES.   Chris and his wife Liz have four adult children and eleven grandchildren and live in London, UK, as members of All Souls Church, Langham Place.



Established and endowed in 1964 by Mrs. C. C. Hayward of Wolfville, the Hayward Lectures provide academic dialogue in order to stimulate critical engagement and reflection on key and emerging ideas in Church History, Christian Theology, and Biblical Studies.

Under the leadership of Dr. Danny Zacharias, the Hayward Lectures advances its vision by inviting world-class scholars to Acadia in the aforementioned disciplines to address the community each October on their freshest work and emerging or disruptive ideas in the formats of lecture, conversation, and writing.