Here at the Center for Christian Studies, we recognize that—as many education ministers will tell you—there is a real need for quality curricula for churches.
Regnum Media, a publishing imprint of the Center for Christian Studies, seeks to address this need. Regnum will comprise a variety of print and digital resources aimed especially for teachers in Bible class and small group settings. As editor Kevin Burr explains,
One of my responsibilities as a minister is to coordinate adult Sunday school classes and teachers, and I am constantly looking for good, trustworthy material I can confidently recommend. Equipping teachers is a necessity, and a major part of that equipping is providing well-written materials that make the best of relevant scholarship accessible to every church member.
Four books are in production and scheduled for release in 2023. From Luke Dockery comes The Search for Significance: A Study of Ecclesiastes, in which he shows how ancient Israel’s search for what was truly meaningful matters for us today. In Sharing His Suffering: A Study of Philippians, Kevin Burr shows how Paul’s model for Christian love, humility, and unity stem from Jesus’s self-sacrificial suffering. Allen Black, Professor Emeritus of New Testament from Harding School of Theology, brings us Following Jesus: A Study of Mark, and highlights Jesus’s radical and transformational call to discipleship. Lance Hawley, Professor of Old Testament at Harding School of Theology, offers Walking With Wisdom: A Study of Proverbs, as he leads readers through the ways in which Israel applied their knowledge of God in the world.
Regnum Media Editors
Kevin Burr is the Discipleship Minister for the Kings Crossing Church of Christ in Corpus Christi, TX, and an Adjunct Professor for Harding School of Theology in Memphis, TN. He holds a BA in History and a MSE in History and Social Studies from Harding University, and completed his Masters of Divinity from Harding School of Theology. In 2020 Kevin graduated with his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (New Testament) from Asbury Theological Seminary, focusing on Historical Jesus Research. Kevin has worked in various capacities at churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Texas.
In addition to his work with Regnum Media, Luke serves as the Youth in Family Minister at the Cloverdale Church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas, and has been serving in this role since June 2019. He loves teenagers, and is devoted to helping them become mature and lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. Luke and his wife, Caroline, met at Harding University, and have three children: Kinsley, Seth, and Cora. Luke and Caroline married in 2006 and moved to Northwest Arkansas, where he served as the Associate Minister of the Farmington Church of Christ for 13 years before coming to Cloverdale. In that role, he worked in youth ministry and also adult education. In addition to being a graduate of Harding University, he also received his Master of Divinity degree from Harding School of Theology in 2018. Luke also serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Youth Ministry at Harding, and spends a lot of time investing in ministry students and younger ministers.
In this study, Luke Dockery shows how ancient Israel’s search for what was truly meaningful matters for Christians today.
As God’s chosen people, the ancient Israelites regularly encountered God in rituals rooted in the memories of Passover, the exodus, and Mount Sinai. These practices of remembering God’s deliverance and presence were ultimately fulfilled in Jesus and passed on to the church. In Transforming Encounters, John Mark Hicks examines ancient Israel’s practices to show how God met and transformed Israel in these encounters. Today, through baptism, the worship assembly, and the Lord’s Supper, the church experiences God’s transforming power as she looks backward to her spiritual ancestors and forward as she awaits Jesus’s return. This widely accessible, biblically-grounded study of baptism, the worship assembly, and the Lord’s Supper is ideal for Bible class settings, small groups, and personal study.
Kevin Burr shows how Paul’s model for Christian love, humility, and unity stem from Jesus’s self-sacrificial suffering in his study on Philippians.
In Allen Black's study on the Gospel of Mark, he highlights Jesus’s radical and transformational call to discipleship throughout the entire gospel.
Lance Hawley leads readers through the ways in which Israel applied their knowledge of God in the world in his study on Proverbs.