B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series


Beyond All Measure: the Grace of Divine Adoption

This year’s B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series Beyond All Measure: the Grace of Divine Adoption will explore the teaching of Scripture on the believers' adoption in Christ. In four sessions, Westminster Theological Seminary professor David Garner will discuss the grand scope and sweet blessing of this doctrine and give it the much-deserved attention that historically it has not been given. Adoption situates our salvation in the most glorious orbit of astounding grace in and through Jesus Christ, the Beloved Son of God. How that is so will be our rich privilege to consider. All are welcome to join us May 18-19, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK for the rich study of God’s Word on the glorious grace of divine adoption.

David Garner

May 18 - 19, 2018

St. Edwards Chapel
Casady School
9500 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

Advance registration is now closed
Walk in registrations are still welcome


Friday, May 18, 2018

7:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. Adoption: The Chosen Family
8:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. Adoption: The Beloved Son
9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session

Saturday, May 19, 2018

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Adoption: The Son of God and the Sons of God
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Adoption: The Fully Functional Family
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session

Richard Gaffin

David Garner is associate professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. A graduate of the University of North Carolina (BS, 1987), Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM, 1992) and Westminster Theological Seminary (PhD, 2002), he has served in pastoral ministry, theological education, and parachurch ministries since 1986. He has lived and taught in various parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.




The core of the Christian profession is, according to Warfield, the confession of a supernatural God, who may and does act in a supernatural mode, and who acting in a supernatural mode has wrought out for us a supernatural redemption, interpreted in supernatural revelation, and applied by the supernatural operations of His Spirit.  The starting point of Warfield's theology was the majesty of God and his authority over creation.


Throughout the history of the Church, the great doctrines of the faith were forged in the fires of debate as in Pelagius & Augustine, Luther & Erasmus, Calvin & Eck, and Whitefield & Wesley. Through this lecture series, it is our desire to:

  1. Promote the exchange and examination of the great historic doctrines of the Church.
  2. Foster a corporate sense of the relevance of the Christian faith and Reformed theology to our culture.
  3. Challenge the individual believer to connect with the historic Christian faith and the Church.


Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was born near Lexington, Kentucky on the 5th of November in 1851. He graduated from Princeton in 1871 with the highest of honors at the age of nineteen, excelling in mathematics and physics.  While studying in Europe, he announced his intention to prepare for Christian ministry.

Upon graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1876, he returned to Europe again to further his studies.  Returning to America, Warfield served a short period as a pastor and then accepted a position in the Department of New Testament Language and Literature at Western Theological Seminary.  He remained there for nine years.

In 1887, he was called to Princeton Theological Seminary to succeed A.A. Hodge as the Charles Hodge professor of Didactic and Polemic Theology.  He continued in this position for thirty-three years until his death on the 17th of February 1921. Dr. Warfield combined erudition in Greek exegesis, systematic theology, and church history.  He was a tireless defender of the Reformed faith.

2017: Why These Books and No Others? Exploring the Origins of the New Testament Canon
Featuring Michael Kruger

2016: C.S. Lewis: Apologetics for a Postmodern World
Featuring Andrew Hoffecker

2015: Pentecost and the Work of the Spirit Today
Featuring Richard Gaffin

2014: The Christian, His Witness, and Defending the Faith
Featuring Scott Oliphint

2013: The Protestant Reformation and John Calvin
Featuring Carl Trueman

2012: Will the Church Go Through the End-Time Tribulation?
Featuring Gregory Beale

2011: Unsought Gifts: Christian Suffering
Featuring Mark Talbot

2010: A Biblical Theology of Worship
Featuring Daniel Block

2009: Revival and Revivalism
Featuring Iain Murray

2008: The Church and Culture
Featuring Gene Edward Veith

2007: Debate on The Christian's Final Authority: The Bible of the Church?
Featuring Mitchell Pacwa and Eric Svendsen

2006: Presentations on Charles Haddon Spurgeon and D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Featuring Iain Murray

2005: Debate on Regeneration featuring Dr. Bob Wilkin (Dispensationalist) and Dr. James White (Calvinist)

B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series Anthology

The B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series is sponsored by:
Grace Bible Church
10301 Lakeside Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

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