Join us for the Tuesday Night Lecture Series has embarked on the next phase of Bible defense with the introduction of the live Tuesday night lectures. After publishing three “Grounding” volumes and “Then He Poked the Bear,” this venue gives insights into the authors’ thoughts, research, and rationale behind the writing. Now approaching 600 posts, we receive feedback indicative of the deep inroads radically evidentialist presuppositions, arguments, and methods have infiltrated the Church. Not only will the lectures provide substantive, exegetical, theological, historical, and philosophical content, but they will show how the content within the given genre generates a systemic defense of Scripture consistent with historic, Christian orthodoxy.

“Then He Poked the Bear” with its metaphorically familiarity and humor, speaks to the hopelessness of modern textual critical methodology simply by citing the critics own evaluation of the process. With so much material, how then should the apologist organize and disseminate the data in the most compelling manner? Dr. Van Kleeck’s lectures will give suggestions on how the content of the book can familiarly transition didactically, apologetically, and polemically within academic and ecclesiastical settings.

Following Dr. Van Kleeck, Jr’s, lectures, Dr. Van Kleeck, Sr. will work through “Exegetical Grounding” laying out the inception of the study and pre-critical exegetical categories. In that all Systematic Theology to be theology must reside with the upper and lower control limits of sound exegesis, the second series of Tuesday night lectures will lay the groundwork for “Theological Grounding.” The format of the “Exegetical Grounding” Tuesday night lectures is in its formative stage but there are thoughts toward providing a companion workbook that would provide those tuning in with a reference guide on how best to answer anticipated questions and design a personal lesson plan for future teaching.

Life often gets in the way of well-meaning intentions, but I encourage all those, experienced and unexperienced in the text and Bible version debate to take advantage of the Tuesday night lecture series with Dr. Van Kleeck, Jr. If Tuesday night does not fit your schedule, the lectures are being posted to view at a later date. We welcome any questions that the lectures may generate to the end that a robust defense of a standard sacred text will in turn aid the listener in the continued defense of a standard sacred text.

We look forward to seeing you at 7:30 pm next Tuesday night.


Published by Dr. Peter Van Kleeck, Sr.

Dr. Peter William Van Kleeck, Sr. : B.A., Grand Rapids Baptist College, 1986; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1990; Th.M., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1998; D. Min, Bob Jones University, 2013. Dr. Van Kleeck was formerly the Director of the Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, Grand Rapids, MI, (1990-1994) lecturing, researching and writing in the defense of the Masoretic Hebrew text, Greek Received Text and King James Bible. His published works include, "Fundamentalism’s Folly?: A Bible Version Debate Case Study" (Grand Rapids: Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, 1998); “We have seen the future and we are not in it,” Trinity Review, (Mar. 99); “Andrew Willet (1562-1621: Reformed Interpretation of Scripture,” The Banner of Truth, (Mar. 99); "A Primer for the Public Preaching of the Song of Songs" (Outskirts Press, 2015). Dr. Van Kleeck is the pastor of the Providence Baptist Church in Manassas, VA where he has ministered for the past twenty-one years. He is married to his wife of 43 years, Annette, and has three married sons, one daughter and eighteen grandchildren.

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