Matthew Henderson

college station, tx

Lanier Theological Library Lectures

Oct 20, 2021

This past weekend we were able to attend another special event at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston while our son and daughter-in-law were home for a visit. The speaker, John Warwick Montgomery, opened a new apologetics lecture series that they intend to carry on for the next few years.

The Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. I was fortunate enough to have discovered this resource a few years back by accident through a YouTube recording of a lecture talk given by Peter Williams (Tyndale House, Cambridge). The Lanier Library is stocked with over 100,000 volumes, and is a world-class theological research library. The publicly available library is staffed with some great individuals. As if this wasn't enough, the grounds and facilities are absolutely gorgeous – providing a superb environment for an inspiring time of study.

The library hosts a handful of free public lectures each year by leading experts in the Biblical texts, theology, archaeology, church history, and apologetics. Some of the lectures that we have been able to attend in person have featured N. T. Wright, John Warwick Montgomery, Yosef Garfinkel, Bruce Hindmarsh, and Andrew McIntosh. Each of these events has proven to be a worthwhile endeavor. The lectures are generally followed by a book-signing and a chance to interact with the other attendees while enjoying the provided hors d'oeuvres.

If you live in the greater Houston area, don't miss an opportunity to take advantage of this great resource.