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MC Hosts 2009 Evangelism Lectures

January 12, 2009

A research professor of the New Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary and best-selling author of "Breaking the Da Vinci Code," Daryl Bock will be a guest speaker at Mississippi College Feb. 2-3.

Bock will deliver the 2009 Evangelism Lecture as part of a series of talks sponsored by the MC Institute of Christian Leadership on the Clinton campus. He also serves as professor of spiritual development and culture at the seminary in Texas.

The first evangelism lecture at Baptist-affiliated MC is titled "What Got Jesus Killed and Why It Matters for You." It begins at 7 p.m. Monday Feb. 2 in Anderson Hall East in the B.C. Rogers Student Center. A reception will follow the hour-long program.

On Tuesday Feb. 3, Bock preaches during chapel services at First Baptist Church in Clinton. His talk is titled "Jesus and the Spirit." Students and others in the MC family and Clinton community are invited at 10:50 a.m.

Bock will deliver two lectures Tuesday afternoon before the Institute of Christian Leadership. The program begins at 1 p.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. His lectures at MC are free and open to the public.

Bock received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas, a master's in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and doctorate from the University of Aberdeen. His numerous publications include "Breaking the Da Vinci Code," which made the "New York Times" best-seller list for hardback non-fiction in May 2004. He's appeared as a guest on a special on the Da Vinci Code for ABC News.

As his special focus, he's served as a theological consultant to the spiritual formation program at the Dallas seminary. Bock and his wife, Sally, have two daughters and a son. He also serves on the staff and as an elder at Trinity Fellowship Church.


Monday, February 2, 2009
Evangelism Lecture, "What Got Jesus Killed and Why It Matters for You"
7:00 p.m., Anderson Hall East, B. C. Rogers Student Center
(Reception to follow)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Chapel Service, "Jesus and the Spirit"
10:50 a.m., First Baptist Church, Clinton

Institute of Christian Leadership
1:00-4:00 p.m., Board Room, B.C. Rogers Student Center
(1:00-2:15 p.m.) Lecture 1: "Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels: 12 Key Events"
(2:15-2:35 p.m.) Break and Refreshments
(2:35-3:45 p.m.) Lecture 2: "Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels: 12 Key Events"
(3:45-4:00 p.m.) Q & A and Wrap-up

For more information, contact Lynda Street at the School of Christian Studies and the Arts at 601-925-3218.

Photo: Dr. Bock

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