Published on January 22, 2019 by Sean Flynt  
Samford religion professor Kenneth Roxburgh
Samford religion professor Kenneth Roxburgh

The International Baptist Theological Study Centre (IBTSC) in Amsterdam will host Samford University religion professor Kenneth Roxburgh for the organization’s 2019 Hughey Lectures Jan. 23.

The two lectures, titled “‘Discerning the Mind of Christ,” will include a look at the culture of the American South and the practice of discernment at Birmingham, Alabama’s Southside Baptist Church, which Roxburgh serves as Pastor for Preaching and Teaching.

Roxburgh is the author of many scholarly articles as well as the book, Thomas Gillespie and the Origins of the Relief Church in 18th Century Scotland. At Samford, he teaches Baptist History and Theology, Christian Theology, Pastoral Theology, and Contemporary Theology.

The Hughey Lectures were the idea of Wayne Pipkin, the well-known Anabaptist scholar and faculty member. The lectures have been delivered by a number of renowned Baptist and Anabaptist researchers, including Andrea Strübind, David Bebbington, Curtis Freeman and Ian Randall.

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.