About the Lectures

Dr. Harold O.J. Brown was a man known for his winsome ecumenical spirit, keen intellect, and warm piety. His personal love for Christ and commitment to living a faithful Christian life was evident to all who knew him. Dr. Brown was much beloved by his colleagues and students at RTS, and we honor the memory of our dear friend with an annual lecture series at RTS Charlotte which bears his name.

Each year, guest lecturers for the series come to RTS Charlotte to present on a topic of their choice. Past lecturers include Carl Trueman, Russell Moore, Oliver Crisp, Mark Dever, Derek Thomas, Al Mohler, Mark Noll, and George Marsden.

Dr. Harold O.J. Brown served as John R. Richardson Professor of Theology and Philosophy at the Charlotte campus of Reformed Theological Seminary from 1998 to 2007. Dr. Brown was a leading evangelical voice in the pro-life movement immediately after Roe v. Wade, co-founding the Christian Action Council (now Care Net) with former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop in the 70s. Dr. Brown was a widely respected evangelical scholar during his professional life, writing books, essays and articles in the areas of culture, science, theology and politics. His books include: The Protest of a Troubled Protestant (1969), Christianity and the Class Struggle (1970), Death Before Birth (1977), The Reconstruction of the Republic (1977), Heresies: The Image of Christ in the Mirror of Heresy and Orthodoxy from the Apostles to the Present (1984), and Sensate Culture (1996).

Upcoming Lectures

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Calvin: A Theology Worth Smuggling

Tuesday, March 7th, 11:00am-2:00pm
RTS Chapel, 2101 Carmel Road

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Dr. Timothy George, Distinguished Professor of Divinity at the Beeson Divinity School, will deliver the annual lecture series.

Dr. George is the founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School and was instrumental in shaping its character and mission. In 2019, Dr. George transitioned to Research Professor of History and Doctrine, and in 2020 was named Distinguished Professor by the Samford University Board of Trustees. Dr. George is a life advisory trustee of Wheaton College, serves as co-chair of Evangelicals and Catholics Together, and has chaired the Doctrine and Christian Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance.

Dr. George has written more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. His recent books include Galatians (Christian Standard Commentary, 2020); Theology of the Reformers (B&H Academic, 2013), and Reading Scripture with the Reformers (IVP Academic, 2011). His Theology of the Reformers is the standard textbook on Reformation theology in many schools and seminaries and has been translated into multiple languages.

An ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. George has served churches in Georgia, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Alabama. He and his wife, Denise, have two adult children.

Recent Lectures

March 2022

Chapel at RTS Charlotte 2101 Carmel Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226
Guest Speaker: Simon Gathercole

Dr. Simon Gathercole is the professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Gathercole’s first degree was in Classics and Theology in Cambridge, after which he pursued doctoral research under the supervision of James D.G. Dunn in Durham. Having begun as a classicist, and also having worked in the field of early Judaism, Dr. Gathercole is particularly fascinated by the connections between the New Testament and the literature contemporaneous with it. His principal theological interests are Christology and the doctrine of the atonement.

Past Speakers

To listen to past lectures, select the session you would like to hear, if available.

2022 | Dr. Simon Gathercole
Jesus in Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels

2019 | Dr. Michael Horton
The Gospel in a Secular Age

2018 | Dr. Rosaria Butterfield
The Issue of Sexual Purity

2017 | Dr. Carl Trueman
Reformation Preaching and the Modern Mind

2016 | Dr. Russell Moore
Pro-Life and Adoption Ministry in the Local Church

2015 | Dr. Oliver J. Crisp
God, Election, and Incarnation [Part 1] [Part 2]

2014 | Dr. Mark Dever
Being and Doing: Christian Discipleship [Part 1] [Part 2]

2013 | Dr. Derek Thomas
Anything Less than Exposition is Tyranny [Part 1] [Part 2]

2012 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr

2011 | Dr. Mark A. Noll

2010 | Dr. George M. Marsden