Al Mohler at Westminster

March 17, 2011

Dr. Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, gave the Gaffin Lecture on Theology, Culture and Missions, March 2, 2011.

Dr. Mohler gave the fourth annual Gaffin Lecture, "On the Other Side of Complexity: Christian Conviction in the Late Modern Age."  His lecture comes from a famous Oliver Wendell Holmes quote: "I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for simplicity on the other side of complexity."

Hear the lecture in our audio archives

Drs. Dave Garner, Richard Gaffin, Al Mohler, and Peter Lillback

From L-R: Dr. David Garner, Vice President of Institutional Partnerships; Dr. Richard Gaffin, professor of biblical and systematic theology, emeritus; Dr. Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Dr. Peter Lillback, President of Westminster Theological Seminary.


Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., serves as the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Dr. Mohler has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today, as a leader among American evangelicals. In fact, Time.com called him the “reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S”.

In addition to his presidential duties, Dr. Mohler hosts The Albert Mohler Program, a daily live nationwide radio program on the Salem Radio Network. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues. Both can be accessed through Dr. Mohler’s website, www.AlbertMohler.com. Called “an articulate voice for conservative Christianity at large” by The Chicago Tribune, Dr. Mohler’s mission is to address contemporary issues from a consistent and explicit Christian worldview.

Dr. Mohler is a theologian and an ordained minister, having served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches. He came to the presidency of Southern Seminary from service as editor of The Christian Index, the oldest of the state papers serving the Southern Baptist Convention.

In addition to contributing to a number of collected volumes, he is the author of several books, including Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth (Multnomah), Desire & Deceit: The Real Cost of the New Sexual Tolerance (Multnomah), Atheism Remix: A Christian Confronts the New Atheists (Crossway), He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World (Moody), and the forthcoming The Disappearance of God: Dangerous Beliefs in the New Spiritual Openness (Multnomah). From 1985 to 1993, he served as Associate Editor of Preaching, a journal for evangelical preachers, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.