Kelly Kapic on “Why Theology Matters for All of Us”

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Kelly Kapic on “Why Theology Matters for All of Us”

Date: Thursday, October 24th 

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: Johnson Center Dining Room (JC 106)

Please RSVP for this event by clicking here. 

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Kelly Kapic will visit Malone on October 24th and 25th. Kelly is professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Kelly is married to Tabitha, the U.S. National Director of Medair, an international relief and rehabilitation organization. Kelly and Tabitha have two children, Jonathan and Margot.

October 24th Event Description:

According to Kelly Kapic, “Theology is …[a] conversation for all who live and breathe, who wrestle and fear, who hope and pray. Theological questions surround our lives, whether we know it or not…” since “theology is about life, and it is not a conversation our souls can afford to avoid.”  If you would like to hear more about the ways that Christians can enter more deeply and more thoughtfully into a relationship with the living God, then please join us on the evening of October 24th for a stimulating presentation and discussion to follow.

More about Kelly Kapic

Under the supervision of Colin Gunton, Kapic earned a Ph.D. in systematic and historical theology at King’s College, University of London (United Kingdom), an M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. His bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history is from Wheaton College. Kapic has thus far written and edited eight books, including The Devoted Life: An Invitation to the Puritan Classics (IVP, 2004, translated into Korean in 2008); Overcoming Sin and Temptation: Three Classic Works by John Owen (Crossway, 2006); Communion with God: The Divine and the Human in John Owen’s Theology (Baker Academic, 2007); Communion with the Triune God (Crossway, 2007), and most recently, God So Loved He Gave: Entering the Movement of Divine Generosity (Zondervan, 2010), Mapping Modern Theology: A Thematic and Historical Introduction (Baker Academic, 2012), A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology (IVP Academic, 2012), and Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition (IVP Academic, 2013).

Kapic has also published articles in various journals, such as the International Journal of Systematic Theology, Conversations in Religion and Theology, Westminster Theological Journal, Evangelical Quarterly and Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care. Two samples of Kapic’s work in contemporary theology are: “The Son’s Assumption of a Human Nature: A Call for Clarity,” IJST and “Trajectories of a Trinitarian Eschatology,” in Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology, edited by Paul Louis Metzger, cm. New York: T & T Clark International, 2005. He also serves as a contributing editor for Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture.

You can get a sense for the way Dr. Kapic understands the relationship between theology and ministry by watching this short video:

Bryan Hollon

Bryan Hollon is the Director of the Center for Theology & Ministry. An Associate Professor of Theology at Malone University, he also serves as director for the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program. He has an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in theology from Baylor University.

One Comment

  1. Looks like a great event. Dr. Kapic words above are well stated. Theology is an inescapable facet of the human condition and in all reality, is an essential component toward the quest for truth, stability, and absolutes within ourselves and society. An awareness of how we see and what we believe about God greatly corresponds to who we are, what we do, why we do it, and how we do it. Looking forward to benefiting from Dr. Kapic’s insights.

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