B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series

We are looking forward to the 2024 B.B. Warfield Lecture Series, Jesus the Purifier and the Cosmic King, featuring professor and author Benjamin Gladd.

The Gospel of Mark explains how Jesus, Israel’s Messiah and Lord, redeems captive Israel from the shackles of sin and death and plants them in the land of the new creation. For the saints to arrive in the new creation wherein God dwells, humanity and creation must be purified and renewed. Benjamin Gladd will address Jesus’ identity as the Holy One who prepares the covenant community for the presence of God. Jesus, too, is the Son of Man who reigns over the mysterious arrival of the kingdom. Dr. Gladd will also address how what Jesus inaugurated in His first coming will be consummated in His second coming.

The purpose of the BBW Memorial Lecture Series is to pay tribute to one of America's greatest theologians and exegetes by bringing top academics from the Reformed community to Oklahoma City.  


Benjamin Gladd


Garvey Center - Adams Recital Hall
Oklahoma Christian University
2501 East Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK

Advance registration has ended, but you may registered at the door. Please join us!

Friday, June 7, 2024

6:30 PM Registration
7:00 PM  The Holy One and the Purpose of Mark
8:00 PM  The Holy One and the Unclean Cosmos
9:00 PM  Question & Answer Session

Saturday, June 8, 2024

9:00 AM Registration
9:30 AM  The Son of Man’s Reign
10:30 AM  The Son of Man’s Return
11:30 AM  Question & Answer Session

Ben Gladd

Benjamin Gladd (PhD, Wheaton College) is professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including From Adam and Israel to the Church, The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (with G. K. Beale), and Handbook on the Gospels. He also edits the Essential Studies in Biblical Theology, co-edits the New Studies in Biblical Theology with D. A. Carson, and serves on the editorial board of Themelios.



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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2022: Recovering the Lost Message of the Song of Songs
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2021: The Heart of Romans: The Gospel and Its Consequences
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2019Genesis 1-3 and the Importance of the Historicity of Adam
Featuring John Currid

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