The Wallace-Chappell Lecture Series is sponsored by The Foundation for Evangelism. The 2017-18 Lecture was held in partnership with Perkins School of Theology at SMU.

The featured speaker for this year’s lecture was Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Associate Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary,  who presented Stewards of God’s Mystery, Leaders for the World. The lecture was live-streamed during the Lay School at Perkins School of Theology.

Previous Wallace Chappell Lecturers:

  • 2015-2016 Dr. Bryan Stone, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Boston School of Theology and Dr. Michael Moynagh, head theologian for Fresh Expressions of Church in U.K. at Reutlingen School of Theology, Reutlingen, Germany
  • 2014-2015 Rev. Adam Hamilton, Senior Pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA.
  • 2013-2014 Dr. Anne Mathews Younes, Executive Director of the E. Stanley Jones Foundation, at Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, NJ
  • 2012 Fall Dr. Andrew Root of Luther Seminary at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
    Topic – Who Am I? Making Christ Relevant for Today’s 18-35 Year Old
  • 2012 Spring Professor Dana Robert of Boston School of Theology at Duke Divinity School, Durham, N.C.
    Topic – The Trajectory of Missional Christianity: 1910-2010
  • 2010-2011 Dr. Elaine Heath and Rev. Jeff Kirby at Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas
    Topic – Good News, Gender, and Disciple Formation
  • 2009  Dr. Laceye Warner at St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Mo.
    Topic – Witnessing Church: Christian Evangelism in Communities of Faith
  • 2008  Dr. Bryan Stone at Garrett Evangelical Seminary, Evanston, Ill.
    Topic – Progressive and Evangelical in a Post-Christian Society
  • 2007  Dr. Brian McLaren at St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Mo.
    Topic – Meeting the Needs of the Postmodern Christian
  • 2005  Dr. Paul Chilcote at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
    Topic – The Integral Nature of Worship and Evangelism: Insights from the Wesleyan Tradition
  • 2003  Dr. Hal Knight at Garrett Evangelical Seminary, Evanston, Ill.
    Topic – The Promise of Holiness in a Postmodern Age
  • 2002  Dr. James Buskirk at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
    Topic – Celebrating the Great Commission in a Local Church