B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series

Recovering the Lost Message of the Song of Songs

We are looking forward to 2022 B.B. Warfield Lecture Series, Recovering the Lost Message of the Song of Songs: The Wisdom of Marriage for the Church and the World, featuring Reformed Theological Seminary academic dean Miles Van Pelt. Confusion surrounding the interpretation of the Song of Songs has caused the church to neglect and ignore this important book of the Old Testament. In a time when our culture is aggressively redefining marriage, gender, and sexuality, we must return to the wisdom of God’s word and embrace the truth of this wisdom Song, both in the church and in the world. All are welcome to join us in June 3-4, 2022 at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City, OK, for the rich study of God’s Word. 


Miles Van Pelt


June 3-4, 2022


Scott Chapel
Oklahoma Christian University
2801 East Memorial
Oklahoma City, OK


Friday, June 3, 2022

7:00 PM  The Song of Songs and Genesis 1-3
8:00 PM  The Song of Songs and the Challenge of Interpretation
9:00 PM  Question & Answer Session

Saturday, June 4, 2022

9:30 AM  The Song of Songs as Wisdom Literature
10:30 AM  The Song of Songs for Christian Living and Eschatological Life
11:30 AM  Question & Answer Session

Richard Gaffin

Miles V. Van Pelt, Ph.D. is the Alan Hayes Belcher, Jr. Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages, and academic dean for the Jackson, Memphis and Brazil campuses. Miles has strong commitment to and passion for teaching students the Bible in its original languages and has published extensively in the area of Hebrew and Aramaic language instruction, as well as biblical theology. At the RTS campus in Jackson, Miles teaches Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Hebrew Exegesis, Joshua-Esther, and courses on the books of Judges and The Song of Songs. Miles is also a competitive CrossFit athlete. He and his wife Laurie have been married for almost 30 years (rock solid and white hot!) and they have four fantastic children.


The core of the Christian profession is, according to Warfield, the confession of a supernatural God, who may and does act in a supernatural mode, and who acting in a supernatural mode has wrought out for us a supernatural redemption, interpreted in supernatural revelation, and applied by the supernatural operations of His Spirit.  The starting point of Warfield's theology was the majesty of God and his authority over creation.


Throughout the history of the Church, the great doctrines of the faith were forged in the fires of debate as in Pelagius & Augustine, Luther & Erasmus, Calvin & Eck, and Whitefield & Wesley. Through this lecture series, it is our desire to:

  1. Promote the exchange and examination of the great historic doctrines of the Church.
  2. Foster a corporate sense of the relevance of the Christian faith and Reformed theology to our culture.
  3. Challenge the individual believer to connect with the historic Christian faith and the Church.


Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was born near Lexington, Kentucky on the 5th of November in 1851. He graduated from Princeton in 1871 with the highest of honors at the age of nineteen, excelling in mathematics and physics.  While studying in Europe, he announced his intention to prepare for Christian ministry.

Upon graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1876, he returned to Europe again to further his studies.  Returning to America, Warfield served a short period as a pastor and then accepted a position in the Department of New Testament Language and Literature at Western Theological Seminary.  He remained there for nine years.

In 1887, he was called to Princeton Theological Seminary to succeed A.A. Hodge as the Charles Hodge professor of Didactic and Polemic Theology.  He continued in this position for thirty-three years until his death on the 17th of February 1921. Dr. Warfield combined erudition in Greek exegesis, systematic theology, and church history.  He was a tireless defender of the Reformed faith.

2021: The Heart of Romans: The Gospel and Its Consequences
Featuring Daniel Doriani

2019Genesis 1-3 and the Importance of the Historicity of Adam
Featuring John Currid

2018: Beyond All Measure: the Grace of Divine Adoption
Featuring David Garner

2017: Why These Books and No Others? Exploring the Origins of the New Testament Canon
Featuring Michael Kruger

2016: C.S. Lewis: Apologetics for a Postmodern World
Featuring Andrew Hoffecker

2015: Pentecost and the Work of the Spirit Today
Featuring Richard Gaffin

2014: The Christian, His Witness, and Defending the Faith
Featuring Scott Oliphint

2013: The Protestant Reformation and John Calvin
Featuring Carl Trueman

2012: Will the Church Go Through the End-Time Tribulation?
Featuring Gregory Beale

2011: Unsought Gifts: Christian Suffering
Featuring Mark Talbot

2010: A Biblical Theology of Worship
Featuring Daniel Block

2009: Revival and Revivalism
Featuring Iain Murray

2008: The Church and Culture
Featuring Gene Edward Veith

2007: Debate on The Christian's Final Authority: The Bible of the Church?
Featuring Mitchell Pacwa and Eric Svendsen

2006: Presentations on Charles Haddon Spurgeon and D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Featuring Iain Murray

2005: Debate on Regeneration
Featuring Dr. Bob Wilkin (Dispensationalist) and Dr. James White (Calvinist)

2004: Debate featuring Dr. Thomas Ice (Classic Dispensationalism) and Dr. Greg Beale (Inaugurated Millennialism)

B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series Anthology

The B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series is sponsored by:
Grace Bible Church
10301 Lakeside Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73120