The Evidence and the Implications




February 19 – 21, 2014

Dr. Porter will presented 4 lectures over a 3-day period.  All lectures were presented on PLNU’s main campus in the Crill Performance Hall of Cooper Music Center.
Click on the lectures below to listen on iTunes:


University Chapel Service - Listen on iTunes

February 19, 2014
9:45-10:30 am

Lecture 1

"What Scholars Have Said in the Past" - Listen on iTunes

February 19, 2014
1:30 - 2:20 pm

Lecture 2          "What Scholars Now Say" - Listen on iTunes 

February 20, 2014
9:30 - 10:20 am
Lecture 3

"What the Bible Does and Does Not Say" - Listen on iTunes                       


February 20, 2014
1:30 - 2:20 pm
Lecture 4"The Implications of Paul Having Met Jesus" - Listen on iTunes
February 21, 2014
11:00 - 11:50 am


Stanley E. Porter is President and Dean, and Professor of New Testament, at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario - Canada’s largest Baptist seminary. He is an award-winning author who has taught for over twenty-five years in universities and seminaries in Canada, the US, and the UK. He completed his B.A. at Point Loma College (now PLNU), and an M.A. degree from Claremont Graduate School.  Later he earned an M.A. degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in New Testament and a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in biblical studies and linguistics. 

Dr. Porter is an internationally well-known and respected expert in Greek and New Testament studies. He researches and writes on a range of topics, including Greek language and linguistics, Pauline studies, the Gospels, papyrology and epigraphy, Johannine Studies, and higher education. He supervises doctoral students in many of these areas. He has taught at Biola University, Trinity Western University, and the University of Surrey Roehampton.  He was recently given the Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview, a fully endowed chair at McMaster Divinity College.

Porter has authored or co-authored twenty books and edited over eighty volumes. He is also the author of over 330 journal articles, chapters in books, and dictionary entries, and has delivered over 200 papers at conferences worldwide. His most well-known publications include: Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament (1989), Idioms of the Greek New Testament (1992/1994), The Paul of Acts (1999), Criteria for Authenticity in Historical-Jesus Research (2000), with Wendy J. Porter, New Testament Greek Papyri and Parchments: New Editions (2008), Inking the Deal: A Guide for Successful Academic Publishing (2010), with Jason Robinson, Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory (2011), and, most recently, How We Got the New Testament (2013). His mammoth four volume, Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus, edited with Tom Holmén (Brill), appeared in 2011.