Published on March 21, 2022 by Sean Flynt  
Rodas Landscape

Samford University’s Department of Biblical and Religious Studies will host scholar M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas) for the 2022 Dotson M. Nelson Lectures April 7.
Rodas is Scripture Press Ministries Professor of Biblical Studies and Pedagogy at Wheaton College and Graduate School, and author of multiple books, including The Lord Roars: Recovering the Prophetic Voice for Today and The Bible and Borders: Hearing God's Word on Immigration.

His three lectures at Samford will include:

Recovering the Prophetic Voice: Amos and Christian Witness
10 a.m., Reid Chapel *

Clergy/Faculty Lunch and Learn: Preaching in a Divisive Age
11:30 a.m., Rotunda Club
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The Bible and Immigration: Basics for Today’s Debates
3 p.m. • Brock Forum
Dwight Beeson Hall *

The Dotson McGinnis Nelson Junior Lectureship in Religion and Life was established in 1984 by Martha Holley and Howard Lamar Holley to honor the former Samford professor and pastor of Mountain Brook Baptist Church and help Samford students grow in their intellectual and spiritual understanding of Christianity and its application to society.

* Convo Credit

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.