Scot McKnight to Speak at Tabor College

Scot McKnight Exaudio Lecture 2017HILLSBORO, Kan. – Tabor College will host Scot McKnight September 11-12 at several events in Wichita and Hillsboro. The public is invited to one or both sessions in a two part series that will be held at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. The first session will be Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. and the second part will be Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.

In addition to the public sessions in Hillsboro, Tabor has invited Wichita-area pastors to a lunch and learn event on Sept. 11. McKnight will also be part of a two-day Ministry Encounter experience the Tabor admissions department has set up for high school students interested in ministry.

In each of his talks McKnight will speak on the topic “Christians as Culture Creators.” He will address how Christians interact with the world around them to be creators of culture.

McKnight is the inaugural speaker of the program put together by the Bible department at Tabor. The Lectureship in Vocation and Service, called “Exaudio: Listen and Live,” is an annual academic lectureship in which a scholar is invited to present on a meaningful expression of Christian discipleship that arises from his or her professional discipline.

Douglas Miller, chair of the department, has been working with McKnight since last April on planning the first event in the new program.

“The purpose of the lectureship is to challenge and encourage believers in their individual and collective calling of work and service for Christ and his kingdom,” Miller said. “The term exaudio is a Latin word that means to listen, comprehend and respond faithfully.”

McKnight is Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, Lombard, Illinois. Previously he taught at North Park University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has authored more than fifty books (both scholarly and popular) and edited or coedited half a dozen more in addition to numerous articles and essays.

Among his publications are “The Jesus Creed” for which he was given the Christianity Today book award for Christian living, and his coedited work “Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels” won the Gold Medallion Book Award. He maintains Jesus Creed, a popular evangelical online blog, and is in demand as a speaker at churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the U.S. and abroad. He and his wife Kristen are the parents of two adult children.

To learn more about these events, contact Miller at