Dr. Long previously worked at Garrett-Evangelical Theological
Seminary, St. Joseph’s University and Duke Divinity School. He is an
ordained United Methodist Minister and served churches in Honduras
and North Carolina.
Dr. Long works in the intersection between theology and ethics. He
has published numerous essays and 12 books on theology and ethics:
Living the Discipline: United Methodist Theological Reflections on
War, Civilization, and Holiness (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B.
Eerdmanns, 1992), Tragedy, Tradition, Transformism: The Ethics of
Paul Ramsey (Boulder, Oxford: Westview Press, 1993) Divine Economy:
Theology and the Market (London and New York, Routledge, 2000) The
Goodness of God: Theology, Church and Social Order, (Brazos Press,
2001, John Wesley’s Moral Theology: The Quest for God and Goodness (Kingswood,
2005), Calculated Futures, (Baylor, 2007), Theology and Culture
(Cascade, 2008), and Speaking of God: Theology, Truth and Language (Eerdmanns,
2008) and Christian Ethics: Very Short Introduction (Oxford)
Hebrews: A Theological Commentary (Westminster John Knox) and
Keeping the Faith: An Ecumenical Commentary on the Wesleyan Articles
of Religion and Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s
Preoccupation (Fortress Press).
The first lecture, “Reading Thomas Aquinas: Divine Simplicity as
Necessary for Trinity,” will be presented on Tuesday, October 7 at
9:30 a.m. in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel. Guests are invited to bring
a lunch to a question and answer session that will follow at noon in
Restoration Hall’s Dowling Auditorium. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening,
Dr. Long will present “Why God Has No Future” in Dowling Auditorium.
The lecture titled, “Why God Does Not Suffer” will conclude the
series on Wednesday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m. in Dowling Auditorium.
The lectures are free and open to the public.
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The annual James D. Strauss Worldview Lectureship honors the
legacy of former Lincoln Christian Seminary theology and
philosophy professor, Dr. James D. Strauss, who is credited with
bringing the concept of "Biblical worldview" to the LCU campus.
This lectureship endeavors to reinforce Dr. Strauss' defining
Scriptural verse: "to bring every thought captive to Christ" (2
Cor. 10:5) by inviting some of the finest minds in the Christian
world to address a wide variety of disciplines, especially in
the areas of Biblical studies, theology, philosophy,
apologetics, and contemporary culture.
Celebrating its seventieth anniversary this year, LCU’s mission
is to equip Christians to serve and lead in the church, the
workplace, and the world. LCU offers a variety of degree
programs for undergraduate, graduate and seminary students.
Classes are offered on campus, on site or online. To learn more
[Chris Thomas, Lincoln Christian