Our second Lead U Conference, “For the Life of the World: Christianity and Cultural Engagement,” is coming soon in Winter 2018. Stay tuned for more details. Confirmed speakers and topics, pending final decision on date, include:
- Jay Todd, “Foreigners and Faithful Presence” and “Models for Cultural Engagement”
- Kyle Rapinchuk, “For the Life of the World”
- Rusty Osborne, “Truth, Power, and the Prophets”
- Brad Pardue, “The Benedict Option”
- Mark Rapinchuk, “Christian Engagement in the Midst of a Changing Cultural Morality”
Dr. Rusty Osborne (PhD, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at College of the Ozarks. He is also an elder/pastor at Christ’s Covenant Church in Branson, MO. Dr. Osborne is the editor for two journals, the Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament and Faithful Lives, and he has published chapters and articles in several books and journals. He and his wife, Sara, have four children: Sophia, Eleanor, Moses, and Henry.
Dr. Kyle Rapinchuk (PhD, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Christian Worldview at School of the Ozarks, a classical Christian laboratory high school of the College of the Ozarks. Dr. Rapinchuk and his wife Kristin have also served as Campus Missionaries with the Missouri Baptist Convention in their role as Ozarks BSU Directors. He is the co-founder of The Classical Thistle, a website devoted to promoting classical Christian education in a 21st century context.
Dr. Mark Rapinchuk (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at College of the Ozarks where he is now in his 21st year. Mark teaches worldview and philosophy courses and is a teaching elder at Harvest Evangelical Free Church. Mark and his wife Dori have been married for 41 years and have two grown sons: Kyle and Brendon.
Dr. Jay Todd (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies and a Division Chair at College of the Ozarks. He is also an elder/pastor at Christ’s Covenant Church in Branson, MO. Dr. Todd is the author of Sinai and the Saints and Remember, O Yahweh. He and his wife Christina have three children: Maisy, Lily, and Isaac.