B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series

The Heart of Romans

Join us for the 2021 B.B. Warfield Lecture Series, The Heart of Romans: The Gospel and Its Consequences, featuring Covenant Theological Seminary professor Daniel Doriani. Paul’s letter to the church in Rome provides the longest and most complete expression of his theology. Since good theology leads to sound Christian living, Romans also has the deepest foundation for understanding and enjoying the Christian life. At this year’s conference, we will examine the way the theology of Romans 3-6 leads to a vibrant Christian life, recounted in Romans 5-9. Romans 5 describes our peace with God, liberty in prayer, confidence in trials, and assurance of God’s love. Romans 5-6 says we are united to Christ and because of that union, we are free from sin in principle and can expect actual growth as well. Because the gospel demonstrates that God is for us, with power, Romans 8 teaches that believers can live in confidence in every circumstance. Finally, since the message of salvation is valid for all people, Jew or Gentile, the gospel has the power to heal the rifts that trouble every human society, including our own. All are welcome to join us June 11-12, 2021 at our new location at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City, OK, for the rich study of God’s Word.

Daniel Doriani

Pre-registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!


June 11-12, 2021

New Location!

Scott Chapel
Oklahoma Christian University
2801 East Memorial
Oklahoma City, OK


Friday, June 11, 2021

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. The Gospel and Hope (Romans 5)
8:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. The Gospel and Virtue (Romans 6-7)
9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session

Saturday, June 12, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Registration
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. The Gospel and Confidence (Romans 8)
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. The Gospel and Our Mission to the World (Romans 9)
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session

Richard Gaffin

Daniel Doriani  Ph.D. is professor of biblical and systematic theology and Vice President at large at Covenant Seminary. He has sixteen years of pastoral experience, principally as senior pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, a large university church in St. Louis. Doriani earned degrees from Westminster Seminary and Yale, where he was also a research fellow. He has written fifteen books on Scripture, hermeneutics, gender, and family work, blogs for The Gospel Coalition, and also writes for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He and his wife, Deborah, have three daughters and two grandchildren. 



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.

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2018: Beyond All Measure: the Grace of Divine Adoption
Featuring David Garner

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)

2004: Debate featuring Dr. Thomas Ice (Classic Dispensationalism) and Dr. Greg Beale (Inaugurated Millennialism)

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