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).

Recent Lectures

March 2023

Chapel at RTS Charlotte 2101 Carmel Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226
Guest Speaker: Dr. Timothy George

Dr. Timothy George is the founding dean of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was instrumental in shaping the school’s character and mission. He now serves as Distinguished Professor of Divinity. Dr. George is a life advisory trustee of Wheaton College and has chaired the Doctrine and Christian Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance. A prolific author, he has written more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. He earned an A.B. degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as well as MDiv and Th.D. degrees from Harvard Divinity School. An ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention, he has served churches in Georgia, Massachusetts, Kentucky and Alabama.

Past Speakers

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

2023 | Dr. Timothy George
Calvin: A Theology Worth Smuggling

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