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In the Kingdom of the Beloved Son: Justification and the Risen Christ

Dr. David Yeago
2022 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series
Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando

Every year, RTS Orlando invites a leading scholar from outside our own faculty to present a series of academic lectures to the student body. Our lecturer for 2022 is leading Lutheran theologian Dr. David Yeago, Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at the North American Lutheran Seminary and the Trinity School for Ministry.

Dr. Yeago will speak on the doctrine of justification, drawing on his decades of scholarship in the field. His series is titled, “In the Kingdom of the Beloved Son: Justification and the Risen Christ.” All are welcome to join for these special lectures and for a Q&A lunch on Wednesday, March 9. Please register for lunch here.

He will be engaging a range of issues regarding the interpretation of the apostle Paul, the theological witness of Martin Luther, and the task of thinking about justification by faith today. Lecture titles will be, first, “The Righteousness of God in Jesus Christ,” second, “Union with Christ and Forensic Justification,” third, “Freedom from the Law – For Christ,” and fourth, “Justification and Newness of Life.” In traversing those various topics, Dr. Yeago will help us think theologically and exegetically about how Christ and salvation are necessarily and essentially interrelated. A community lunch will be held between the third and fourth lectures, allowing for questions from the community.

2022 Schedule

Tuesday, March 8

  • 11:00 am – Lecture 1: The Righteousness of God in Jesus Christ
  • 1:00 pm – Lecture 2: Union with Christ and Forensic Justification

Wednesday, March 9

  • 11:00 am – Lecture 3: Freedom from the Law–for Christ
  • 12:00 – 12:50 pm: Community Lunch in the Fellowship Hall
  • 1:00 pm – Lecture 4: Justification and Newness of Life

About the Lecturer:

David Yeago is Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Trinity School for Ministry and the North American Lutheran Seminary in Ambridge, PA.  For over two decades previously, he taught as Michael Peeler Professor of Systematic Theology at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He was graduated from Yale University with his Ph.D. and studied beforehand at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Dr. Yeago has coedited Knowing the Triune God: The Work of the Spirit in the Practices of the Church (Eerdmans). He has also published dozens of journal articles regarding ecclesiology, soteriology, ecumenism, ethics, and the theology of Martin Luther. He has also been active in various ecumenical roles throughout the years, representing the Lutheran church.


Established in 2003 and named in memory of the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Kistemaker, longtime professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, these annual lectures offer scholarly insights on contemporary issues in biblical studies, systematic theology, and practical theology.


March 9
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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