We confess that God is one and three, a fountain of love, and sovereign over all things, even our suffering. These mysterious truths can confound us, or draw us up into the majesty of our holy God. At the third annual Tenth Theology Night we will meditate on these themes in order to strengthen our faith and fuel our ability to love God, our family, our neighbors, and our enemies. Our speaker this year is Dr. Kelly Kapic, professor at Covenant College and a theologian who has spent his career meditating on the Trinity, the love of God, and suffering. These deep truths should be enjoyed and meditated on in the midst of deep community. Come hungry to learn, and hungry to enjoy a good meal with friends old and new.
About Kelly Kapic
Kelly M. Kapic (PhD, King’s College London) is professor of theological studies at Covenant College, where he has taught since 2001.
Kapic has written and edited numerous books, focusing on the areas of systematic, historical, and practical theology. His recent book Embodied Hope: A Theological Mediation on Pain and Suffering (IVP Academic, 2017) won the Christianity Today Book of the Year award in the category of Theology/Ethics.
He also recently wrote book, Reading Christian Theology in the Protestant Tradition (ed. w. Hans Madueme (Bloomsbury/T & T Clark) came out at beginning of 2018, and The God Who Gives: How the Trinity Shapes the Christian Story (Zondervan, forthcoming, June 2018) was released this past sumjmer.
His other books include Sanctification: Explorations in Theology and Practice (IVP Academic, 2014), Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition (w. Wesley Vander Lugt, IVP Academic, 2013 – translated into Korean and Romanian), A Little Book for New Theologians (IVP Academic, 2012 – currently translated into Portuguese, Aramic, Romanian, Indonesian, etc.), The Ashgate Research Companion to John Owen’s Theology (ed. w. Mark Jones, Ashgate, 2012), Mapping Modern Theology (ed. w. Bruce L. McCormack, Baker Academic, 2012, trans. Into Korean), God So Loved He Gave (w. Justin Borger, Zondervan, 2010), Communion with God: The Divine and the Human in John Owen's Theology (Baker Academic, 2007 – translated into Portuguese); Communion with the Triune God (ed. w. Justin Taylor, Crossway, 2007), Overcoming Sin and Temptation (ed. w. Justin Taylor, Crossway, 2006), and The Devoted Life: An Invitation to the Puritan Classics (ed. w. Randal Gleason, IVP, 2004, trans. into Korean).
Kapic has also published articles in various journals and books, such as the International Journal of Systematic Theology, Conversations in Religion and Theology, Westminster Theological Journal, Evangelical Quarterly and Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care. A sample of his published essays include, “The Son's Assumption of a Human Nature: A Call for Clarity,” IJST, “Trajectories of a Trinitarian Eschatology,” in Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology (ed. by Paul L. Metzger, T & T Clark, 2005), “‘Evangelical Holiness’: Assumptions in John Owen’s Theology of Christian Spirituality,” in Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective (ed. Jeffrey P. Greenman and George Kalantzis, IVP Academic, 2010), 97-114, “Psalm 22: Forsakenness and the God who Sings,” in Theological Commentary (ed. Michael Allen, T & T Clark, 2011), 41-56, “Typology, the Messiah, and John Owen’s Theological Reading of Hebrews,” in Christology and Hermeneutics: Hebrews as an Interdisciplinary Case Study (ed. Dan Treier and Jon Laansma, T & T Clark/Continuum, 2012), 136-155.
Kapic regularly speaks at Churches and conferences where he seeks to help God’s people better understand their faith. Kelly and his wife, Tabitha, live on Lookout Mountain with their 2 children Jonathan and Margot.