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The featured speaker for the evening will be Dr. Christian George, and the headline musician is Christian rapper KB.
Featured speaker Dr. Christian George serves as assistant professor of religion at OBU.
Clark said the event's planning committee chose him to speak because, just like the freshmen and transfer students, George can relate to being new on Bison Hill.
George received his Ph.D. in theology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and is the author of five books including "Sex, Sushi, & Salvation" and "Godology.
For more information about George, visit his website.
"I hope to communicate how OBU will challenge students this semester to grow in three primary areas: UP (theology), IN (spirituality) and OUT (missionality)," George said.
Three faculty members -- Dr. R. Bruce Carlton, Dr. Christian T. George and Dr. R. Scott Pace -- were installed to endowed academic positions in OBU's Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry during the 10 a.m. event.
George, who joined the OBU faculty in 2011 as assistant professor of biblical and theological studies, was installed as the third recipient of the Jewell and Joe L. Huitt assistant professor of applied ministry.
Dr. Christian George (right), assistant professor of biblical and theological studies at OBUy, is installed as the third recipient of the Jewell and Joe L. Huitt assistant professor of applied ministry.
A speaker in churches throughout North America and Europe, George also has engaged in missions work in more than 30 countries.
He served as a member of the Teller's Committee of the SBC and is a member of the Worship and Spirituality Commission of the Baptist World Alliance.He has attended BWA meetings in South Korea, Sweden, Germany, Canada and England.
He is a published author and writes curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources.
His wife, Rebecca, is the resident director of Taylor Residence Center and West University Apartments at OBU.
Dr. Tawa Anderson has been named assistant professor of philosophy; Dr. Bruce Carlton has been named professor of applied ministry and director of the Avery T. Willis Center for Global Outreach; and Dr. Christian George has been named assistant professor of religion.
Dr. Christian George
George earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts at Samford University and a master's degree from Beeson Divinity School.He earned a doctorate from St. Mary's College at the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom.As a tutor at St. Andrews from 2009-11, he facilitated class tutorial groups.He also served as teaching assistant at Beeson from 2006-07 and as an instructor in Samford University Metro Program in 2006.George has served as a preacher in churches throughout the United States and the United Kingdom since 2000.He has been a member of the Worship and Spirituality Commission of the Baptist World Alliance since 2008 and a consultant for Faith and Culture Books for Zondervan since 2007.He was licensed to preach at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., in 2004.
He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society; Society for the Study of Theology; Evangelical Alliance; and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.His research interests include historical evangelical theology; pilgrimage and medieval theology; Christology and New Testament hermeneutics; postmodernism, technology and younger evangelicalism; Celtic monasticism and Franciscan spirituality; spiritual formation and spiritual disciplines; and preaching and the arts.
Trustees unanimously passed a "resolution of appreciation for the life of R. Alan Day" during the meeting, noting Day was a "tireless supporter of OBU" and "a faithful churchman committed to Christian higher education."
New faculty include Tawa Anderson, assistant professor of philosophy; R. Bruce Carlton, professor of applied ministry; Mary Chung, assistant professor of piano; Elena Foulis, assistant professor of Spanish; Sam Freas, professor of kinesiology and leisure studies; Christian Timothy George, assistant professor of religion; and Randolph Burge Johnson, assistant professor of music theory.