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2022 Hayward Lectures

October 3, 2022 - October 5, 2022

About Dr. Jeannine Brown

Dr. Brown, The David Price Professor of Biblical and Theological Foundations, has taught at Bethel Seminary for over 20 years, first at the St. Paul campus and more recently in San Diego. She teaches in the areas of New Testament, hermeneutics, and integration. Her books include The Gospels as Stories (2020), Becoming Whole and Holy: An Integrative Conversation about Christian Formation (2011), and Matthew (2015; Teach the Text series). She also co-edited the second edition of Jesus and the Gospels (2013). Her latest books include Relational Integration of Psychology and Christian Theology (with Steve Sandage), Scripture as Communication (2nd ed; 2021), and Philippians (2022). She has published numerous journal articles and book essays on the Gospels of Matthew and John, 1 Peter, and topics of hermeneutics. Some of these have been published in Journal of Biblical Literature, New Testament Studies, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and Horizons in Biblical Theology. Jeannine thoroughly enjoys teaching in churches and ministries on the topics of Bible interpretation and the New Testament. She is married to Tim Brown, singer-songwriter, and has two adult daughters, Kate and Libby.


Lecture #1 “Philippians and the Christ Poem: Does Paul break into song in Philippians?”

Lecture #2 “Matthew and Jesus’ Riddles: Is Jesus a Messiah of Riddles?”

Lecture #3 “1 Peter and the Haustafeln: Why Put a Household Code in the Middle of the Letter?”

Additional Videos

Red Sofa Conversation with Dr. Jeannine Brown

ADC Chapel with Dr. Brown


Lecture / Event
Monday, October 3, 20227:00 pmLecture #1 “Philippians and the Christ Poem: Does Paul break into song in Philippians?”

DIV 217 – Langley Classroom & Live-Stream

Tuesday, October 4, 20222:00 pmRed Sofa Conversation with Dr. Jeannine BrownLive-Stream
Tuesday, October 4, 20227:00 pmLecture #2 “Matthew and Jesus’ Riddles: Is Jesus a Messiah of Riddles?”DIV 217 – Langley Classroom & Live-Stream
Wednesday, October 5, 202211:15 amADC Chapel with Dr. Jeannine BrownSarah Daley Nickerson Chapel & Zoom
Wednesday, October 5, 202212:00 pmCommunity LunchServed outside the Student Lounge
Wednesday, October 5, 20227:00 pmLecture #3 “1 Peter and the Haustafeln: Why Put a Household Code in the Middle of the Letter?”DIV 217 – Langley Classroom & Live-Stream

About the Hayward Lectures

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.


October 3, 2022
October 5, 2022
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