2021 Brady Theology and Mission Lectures: Michael Gorman

Participation and Mission: Pauline Perspectives

September 23rd, 2021 7:00pm-8:30pm (CT) LIVESTREAM 

September 24th, 2021 8:00am (CT) Breakfast with Dr. Gorman & Faculty

September 24th, 2021 10:00am-Noon (CT) LIVESTREAM

Join renowned theologian Michael Gorman at Northern Seminary as he delivers the 2021 Brady Theology & Mission Lectures. Each year Northern invites a world renown theologian to explore how theology relates to mission. Northern Seminary faculty and friends will dialogue and respond to Dr. Gorman’s remarks.

These lectures are integrated with our Master’s in Theology & Mission Program and our Doctorate in Contextual Theology. Both program embody Northern’s vision to train the church with a culturally engaged orthodoxy.

The general public is invited to attend. Registration is required for all (general public, student, alumni, etc).

In Person Registration

$5 per lecture. Registration is required to attend in person. Breakfast option with Dr. Gorman & Northern Faculty on September 24th at 8:00am.


Livestream Registration

If you would like to watch these lectures over livestream please register here.



Professor Michael J. Gorman  is the the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary & University (Baltimore, MD). He is a New Testament scholar who specializes in the theology and spirituality of the apostle Paul, the Gospel of John, the book of Revelation, and the theological and missional interpretation of Scripture. He is the author of nearly twenty books and numerous articles, including several volumes on Paul as well as works on Revelation, John, the atonement, Christian ethics, and biblical interpretation more generally.

Dr. Gorman earned his M.Div. and Ph.D. at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has lectured and taught in both Catholic and Protestant churches, colleges, and seminaries throughout the United States and at institutions in several other countries, including Canada, England, Scotland, New Zealand, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Cameroon. In 2009 he was Visiting Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, and in 2016 he gave the Didsbury Lectures in England. Dr. Gorman is an elected member of the international Society for New Testament Studies, and he is on the editorial board of The Journal of Theological Interpretation. In 2020, Dr. Gorman was honored with a Festschrift (collection of essays by other scholars) entitled Cruciform Scripture: Cross, Participation, and Mission. The title captures the heart of his approach to interpreting and teaching the New Testament theologically.

Dr. Gorman is an avid traveler who has led numerous study trips to Turkey, Greece, Italy, and France. An active United Methodist layperson, he is married to Nancy; they have three children and seven grandchildren.


The Brady Lectures are named after William W. Brady of Elign, Illinois. William Brady served on the board of Northern Seminary for over 25 years and was elected to several key positions. A native of Elign, he was active in the community and received numerous awarded from Elgin civic and charitable organizations. He was a member of the faculty at Northwestern University School of Law. In addition to his distinguished law career and community service, he was a member and leader at First Baptist Church in Elign, Illinois.

Previous notable speakers have included Stanley Hauerwas, Reggie Williams, Soong-Chan Rah, Fleming Rutledge, Stanley Grenz, and Richard Mouw.

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