MacDonald Lecture Series


Defending the Gospel: Lessons from the Polemical Writings of Andrew Fuller.

C.H. Spurgeon called him the greatest theologian of his century. Andrew Fuller was arguably the preeminent British Baptist pastor of the late eighteenth century. His pastoral ministry in Soham and Kettering, England, his prodigious efforts as a missionary statesman, and his extraordinary gifts and efforts as a theologian and polemicist make his story a mine of valuable information for Baptist pastors and laymen. In these sessions Dr. David Saxon will explore his life and writings to discover principles and insights with abiding relevance and power.

David Saxon is a professor of church history at Maranatha Baptist University. He has an MA and PhD in Church History from Bob Jones University.

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.


8:00am-8:30 Registration / Greet

8:30-9:30 – Session I – Fuller’s Two Conversions: His Salvation and Rejection of Hyper-Calvinism

9:30-9:50 – Break

9:50-10:50 – Session II – Fuller Between Two Fires: His Battles with Hyper-Calvinism and Arminianism

10:50-11:00 – Break

11:00-12:00 – Session III – Fuller and the Sandemanians

12:00pm – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:30 – Session IV – Fuller as Pastor and Missionary Statesman

Lunch will be included with purchase of a ticket.

Nursery will be provided through age 5 until noon. Please inquire for details.

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Past Lecture Series

2019 – Jon Pratt

2018 – Paul Hartog

2017 – Emmanuel Malone

2015 – Jeff Straub