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Museum Of The Bible Kicks Off 2017 With Two New Speaker Series Hosted By Local Oklahoma City Universities

Published: Jan 27, 2017

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Free to the public, one series explores the Bible’s impact on the arts, the other offers a rare glimpse into Jewish culture.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In November of this year, 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, Oklahoman's won’t have to wait, or travel, to experience Museum of the Bible’s latest offering and engage with the best-selling, most impactful book of all time.

Later this month, two local universities will begin hosting 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,” says Museum Vice President Steven Bickley. “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 will kick off at Southern Nazarene University on January 26 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.

Beginning on January 31st, Oklahoma Christian University will launch their series, Windows into Jewish Culture, with Dr. 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 over 250 people.

The events are free to the public and are expected to sell out. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP and reserve tickets by visiting as space is limited. Doors for all events open at 6:30pm, lectures begin at 7pm.



Inspired: The Bible’s Impact on the Arts
Southern Nazarene University - Royce Brown Building
6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, Oklahoma 73008


January 26
How to Write Inspired Lyrics
Adam Agee
Lead Singer
Audio Adrenaline

February 16
How to Illustrate God
Amy Van Dyke
Curator of Art and Education
Museum of the Bible

March 2
Called to Create
Scott Stearman
Professional Sculpture
SNU Alumni

March 23
Performing the Bible in the Early Church
Dr. David Trobisch
Director of Collections
Museum of the Bible

April 6
Paradise Lost
Dr. David Anderson
Associate Professor, Department of English
University of Oklahoma

April 20
The Bible and Hollywood
Phil Cooke
Founder and CEO
Cooke Pictures

Windows into Jewish Culture
Oklahoma Christian University – Judd Theatre
2501 E. Memorial Rd., Edmond, Oklahoma 73136


January 31
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Diverse World of Second Temple Judaism
Dr. Robert Duke
Dean, School of Theology
Azusa Pacific University

February 23
Psalms: The Prayerbook of Ancient Israel
Dr. Williams L. Lyons
Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Studies
Oral Roberts University

March 7
Ancient Judaism and the Faith of Jesus
Marc Turnage
Author, Educator and
Independent Researcher

April 4
The Brothers’ Hatred of Joseph and Other Biblical Dilemmas
Dr. Alan Levenson
Director, Schusterman Center of Judaic and Israel Studies,
Department of History
University of Oklahoma



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