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Pepperdine University Welcomes Dr. Daniel Lee Hill for Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture: ‘Learning to Be Human in the School of Christ’

Eighteenth annual Frank Pack Lecture to address the blessing of participating in a church body



February 23, 2023 – Malibu, CA – Dr. Daniel Lee Hill, Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will join Pepperdine University as the featured speaker for the 18th annual Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 PM PST with an introduction from renowned scholar and author, Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.
Dr. Hill will present “Learning to Be Human in the School of Christ” in Stauffer Chapel at Pepperdine University.
“Life in the church shows us the goodness of our limits, our boundaries and our need to be with and for one another. This is the work to which God calls us as we anticipate the fullness of our future life with God,” said Dr. Hill.
Beginning as the Thomas F. Staley Lecture in 1981, the Frank Pack Lecture continues the annual tradition of bringing a distinguished Christian scholar to campus. The lecture is named in honor of Frank Pack (1916–1998), who served as a preacher for 60 years and more than 45 years as a distinguished professor of biblical studies in three colleges, including Pepperdine University.

Dr. Daniel Lee Hill is an Assistant Professor of Christian Theology, joining the George W. Truett Theological Seminary faculty in the fall of 2022. Author of Gathered on the Road to Zion and the recipient of the 2022 Emerging Public Intellectual Award, Dr. Hill’s primary research interests are in theological anthropology, focusing primarily on figures in 20th-century theology with an eye and ear toward work of Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar.

Dr. Hill’s present interest explores the dialogical relationship of human creatures and their contexts. He is currently developing his manuscript titled Gospel Freedom, retrieving the insights of 19th-century abolitionists to construct an evangelical account of public life.

This discussion is open to the public. All interested parties may register here.

About Pepperdine University
Founded in 1937, Pepperdine University is an independent, Christian university located 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles in scenic Malibu, California. The University enrolls approximately 10,300 students across its flagship liberal arts school, Seaver College; the Caruso School of Law; the Graziadio Business School; the Graduate School of Education and Psychology; and the School of Public Policy. Pepperdine is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Follow Pepperdine on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


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