The first two lectures will be offered by Dr. Frank D. Macchia, professor of theology at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, Calif.
A leading constructive Pentecostal theologian, Macchia is past president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and served for many years as the editor of PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.
Macchia is a prolific writer, who has published a book for Zondervan titled “Baptized in the Spirit: A Global Pentecostal Theology.” His latest book is “Justified in the Spirit: Creation, Redemption, and the Triune God” (Eerdmans, 2009).
His recent publishing also includes a number of essays, most notably: “Pentecostal Eschatology,” in the Oxford Handbook of Eschatology, Jerry Walls, ed. (Oxford University Press, 2007); “The Spirit of God and the Spirit of Life: An Evangelical Response to Karl Barth’s Pneumatology,” in Karl Barth and Evangelical Theology: Convergences and Divergences, Sung Wook Chung, ed. (Baker Academic, 2006); “The Kingdom and the Power: Spirit Baptism in Pentecostal and Ecumenical Perspective” in The Work of the Spirit: Pneumatology and Pentecostalism, Michael Welker, ed. (Wm B. Eerdmans, 2006); and “Babel and the Tongues of Pentecost: Reversal or Fulfillment? A Theological Perspective,” in Speaking in Tongues: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Mark Cartledge, ed. (Pater Noster, 2006); “The Church of the Latter Rain: The Church and Eschatology in Pentecostal Perspective” in Toward a Pentecostal Ecclesiology, J.C. Thomas ed. (Cleveland: CPT Press, 2010). He is currently jointly writing with John Christopher Thomas a major commentary on the Apocalypse for Eerdmans.
Macchia is a frequent lecturer who traveled recently as a guest speaker to a wide spectrum of venues, including McCormick Theological Seminary, University of Southern California, MacMaster University, and Martin Luther University (Wittenberg, Germany).
He is married to Verena and they have two daughters, Desiree and Jasmine.
The first lecture, “The Christology of the Apocalypse: The Worship of the Lamb,” will be given at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The second lecture, “The Pneumatology of the Apocalypse: Toward a Theology of Discernment,” will be offered at 11 a.m. on Feb. 23.
A third lecture will be offered on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. by John Christopher Thomas, the Clarence J. Abbott professor of Biblical Studies at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary. This lecture is “Faithful Witness, New Jerusalem, and the Conversion of the Nations: Revelation 21-22.”
The lectures are open to the public.
The Pentecostal Theological Seminary is located at 900 Walker St., N.E.
For further information call 478-1131.