In November, the Museum of the Bible will open its highly anticipated 430,000 square-foot flagship museum building just three blocks from the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Fortunately, Oklahomans won’t have to wait or travel to experience Museum of the Bible’s latest offering and engage with the best-selling book of all time.
Two local universities have begun their own lecture series featuring acclaimed authors, speakers and artists. Both series are organized by Museum of the Bible and will take place on various Tuesday and Thursdays from late-January through April.
“While we eagerly prepare and anxiously await the launch of our flagship museum in Washington, D.C., this November, we are thrilled to present our hometown community with a special opportunity to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible,” said Steven Bickley, museum vice president.
“These events are free to the public, and we are extremely grateful to Southern Nazarene University and Oklahoma Christian University for being such gracious and enthusiastic hosts of these lecture series.”
“Inspired: The Bible’s Impact on the Arts” kicked off on Thursday at Southern Nazarene University, with Adam Agee, lead singer of the band Audio Adrenaline, discussing how the Bible influences his work in music and how he writes lyrics that inspire. Other topics in the series will include the Bible’s impact on illustration, sculpting, literature and filmmaking.
Oklahoma Christian University is set to launch its series “Windows into Jewish Culture” on Tuesday, with Robert Duke, dean of the School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University, discussing The Dead Sea Scrolls and the diverse world of Second Temple Judaism.
Other topics in this series will include Psalms: The Prayerbook of Ancient Israel; Ancient Judaism and the Faith of Jesus; and The Brothers’ Hatred of Joseph and Other Biblical Dilemmas.
Given the popularity of the fall series, which sold out, Oklahoma Christian’s spring series has been moved to a larger venue on campus, Judd Theatre, with seating for more than 250 people.
Doors for all events open at 6:30 p.m., lectures begin at 7 p.m.
The events are free to the public and are expected to sell out. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP and reserve tickets at http://www.museumofthebible.org/lectures.