Anderson University to Host 41st Annual Newell Lectures

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Anderson University is set to host its 41st annual Newell Lectures October 20 at 2:00 PM with Dr. Craig S. Keener serving as the guest speaker. The Newell Lectures in Biblical Studies brings a noted biblical scholar to the campus for a lecture in his or her field of expertise.

Keener is the F.M. and Ada Thompson professor of biblical studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of 33 books, with more than 1 million copies in circulation. His books have won 13 national and international awards, including six in Christianity Today. Keener is married to Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, who was a refugee in her home country of Congo for 18 months.

Craig Keener

“Dr. Keener is well-known in the field of New Testament scholarship and has written over 30 books, including commentaries I’ve purchased for my own library,” said Dr. Nathan Willowby, dean of the School of Theology. “I’m so glad he will be sharing his scholarship with the AU and Anderson communities in these 41st Newell Lectures.”

Keener will give three lectures during the day at 2:00, 3:00, and 7:00 PM. There will also be a meet and greet reception at 4:00 PM. All events will take place in Adam W. Miller Chapel on the campus of Anderson University.

Dr. Arlo and Mrs. Helen Newell created the Newell Lectureship in Biblical Studies in 1981 for the purpose of bringing a significant specialist in the field of biblical studies to Anderson University and the School of Theology and Christian Ministry on an annual basis. It is one of the longest-running lecture series in the United States. Dr. Arlo Newell served the Church of God for many years as a pastor, editor of Vital Christianity, a Church of God General Assembly officer, and author of numerous books and articles. Dr. Newell also served as a chaplain in residence with the Anderson University School of Theology and Christian Ministry.

Any questions regarding the Newell Lectures should be directed to Jaymie Dieterle at

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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