Dr. Matthew Y. Emerson, OBU co-provost and dean of theology, arts and humanities.

SHAWNEE—The David S. Dockery and Timothy F. George Center for Baptist Renewal will hold its annual conference on the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) campus April 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Focused on “Baptist Preaching and the Minor Prophets,” the conference will kick-off with the spring Hobbs Lecture delivered by Matthew Y. Emerson, OBU co-provost and dean of theology, arts and humanities.

The gathering will feature worship led by hymn writer and CBR fellow Matt Boswell, OBU visiting professor of worship studies and ministry, as well as special guests and panel discussions. Registration is $25, plus lunch/dinner options. Registration is underway at bit.ly/CBR24.

Last summer, the Center for Baptist Renewal at OBU was renamed in honor of David S. Dockery, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Timothy F. George, founding dean of Beeson Divinity School and distinguished professor of divinity at Samford University.

The CBR is comprised of a group of orthodox, evangelical Baptists committed to a retrieval of the Great Tradition for the renewal of Baptist faith and practice. OBU President Heath A. Thomas serves as a fellow for the CBR. Dr. Brandon D. Smith, chair of the OBU Herschel H. Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry, and Emerson are CBR co-founders and board members.

The center seeks to equip Baptists with the resources of the Christian tradition so they might incorporate these beliefs and practices into the life of the local church. For more information about the CBR, visit www.centerforbaptistrenewal.com.