MacDonald Lecture Series

Every winter, Central Seminary conducts the MacDonald Lectures Series in Bible and Theology. This academic lecture series was created in memory of Charles MacDonald, Th.D. (1903–1971), beloved professor of pastoral theology at Central Seminary.



The idea of “social justice” is at the forefront of current cultural conversations. How should we behave towards the impoverished, marginalized, and foreigner? While Christians have traditionally had much to say on the subject, many fail to understand its scriptural and theological foundation in the Mosaic code. 

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 9, as Dr. Preston Mayes, Professor of Old Testament at Central Seminary, lectures on this important topic and shows what Moses has to tell us about the modern social justice movement.


8:00am – 8:30am: Registration  

8:30am – 9:30am: Session I  

9:30am – 9:45am: Break  

9:45am – 10:45am: Session II  

10:45am – 11:00am: Break  

11:00am – 12:00pm: Session III  

12:00pm – 12:15pm: Break  

12:15pm – 1:00pm Session IV 

1:00: Dismissal with box lunch 

There will be no nursery. State health guidelines will be followed in regards to mask requirement, social distancing, etc. 

This event will be in-person and live-streamed.


Past Lecture Series

2020 – David Saxon

Lecture Texts

2019 – Jon Pratt

2018 – Paul Hartog

2017 – Emmanuel Malone

2015 – Jeff Straub