Author Event

Matthew Bates

Friday March 29 & Saturday March 30
"Faith is a slippery word. Discover why saving faith is best understood as allegiance. "

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Matthew Bates back to his alma mater on March 29th and 30th for three lectures on the themes of the gospel, salvation, and discipleship. Our first lecture will be on Friday March 29 at 7:30 pm, and the remaining two will be on Saturday March 30 at 9:30 am and 10:45 am. The lectures will be held here at Regent in Room 100 and will be followed by a question and answer period. This is a bookstore-sponsored event, and will be offered free-of-charge.

Matthew Bates is the Assistant Professor of Theology at Qunicy University in Illinois. He is the author of three excellent books, The Hermeneutics of Apostolic Proclamation" (Baylor University Press, 2012), The Birth of the Trinity (Oxford University Press, 2015), and mostly recently, Salvation by Allegiance Alone (Baker Academic, 2017). On Bates' work in Salvation by Allegiance Alone Michael Gorman wrote "his argument for saving faith as embodied, enacted allegiance is rooted in solid scholarship and presented with both zeal for the kingdom and concern for the church. This is a much-need corrective to many misunderstandings." Scot McKnight also labelled Allegiance Alone an "outstanding book." Matthew is also the co-host of the excellent Biblical Studies podcast, OnScript. He is an accessible author and speaker, who writes and speaks in service of both the church and the academy. 

These three lectures will be recorded and made available for purchase on Regent Audio following the event. Here are the lectures titles and descriptions:

Friday March 29 Renovating the Gospel. In our churches today, the gospel has been reduced to trusting in Jesus's work on the cross. We might also give a brief nod to Jesus's resurrection. Yet this is not how the Bible frames the gospel. It is time for a gospel renovation.

Saturday March 30 Saved by Allegiance Alone. Faith is a slippery word. Discover why saving faith is best understood as allegiance.

Saturday March 30 Practicing Gospel Allegiance Today. The gospel-allegiance model raises intriguing theological questions for the church. Yet right now the church must take practical steps to cultivate greater allegiance to Jesus the king.

Location: Regent College, Room 100. 
Parking: Paid parking available at Regent College and at UBC.