Lee Professor Presents In Vienna

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dr. William Simmons, professor of New Testament studies and Greek at Lee University, presented a paper at the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. The conference took place July 6-11 and was held at the University of Vienna.

Dr. Simmons’ paper was titled “Paul’s ???st?? (Christ) Ontology: The Theological Significance of Sun-, S?g- and S?m- Prefixes in Romans,” the thesis being that “the Apostle Paul envisions a new ‘state of being’ (or ontology) for those who have faith in Christ Jesus.

Throughout the book of Romans,” said Dr. Simmons, “Paul uses a number of ‘together prefixes’ to communicate this intimate spiritual connection, a connection that creates an entirely new way of existing for the believer.”

Dr. Simmons, a Lee alumnus, teaches a variety of New Testament classes, including “Inductive Study of James,” “New Testament Greek,” “Romans and Galatians,” and “People of the NT World,” among others.

He received his doctorate from University of St. Andrews/Scotland, his master of divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary, his master’s degree from Church of God Theological Seminary, and his bachelor’s degree from Lee College. He also did post-graduate work at the University of Heidelberg and with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Furthermore, the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association recognized Dr. Simmons’ book “Peoples of the New Testament World” as among the top five best books in the Bible Reference and Study Category.  Dr. Simmons’ other books include “Philippians: A Path to Joy”; “James: A Path to Discipleship”; “A Pentecostal Approach to Bible Study: Leader’s Guide”; and “A Concise Background of the New Testament.”

Throughout his career at Lee, Dr. Simmons has presented papers at the national conferences of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Society for Pentecostal Studies, among many others.

Dr. Simmons has taught and done mission work at the European Bible Seminary in Rudersburg, Germany. Additionally, he has taught in Korea, Honduras, the Philippines, Guatemala, Cuba and Peru.

He and his wife Lenae have two sons, David Andrew and Nathaniel Stewart, and one daughter, Laura Marie. Originally from Metairie, La., he enjoys reading early American history, landscaping and gardening.


Sanderson To Speak At Lee Winter Commencement

Dr. Carla Sanderson, vice president of Chamberlain College of Nursing, will deliver the address at Lee University’s winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the Conn Center.  Dr. Sanderson is the vice president of accreditation and professional regulation at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Previously, she served for 32 years as provost and executive ... (click for more)

Von Streber Named Crosby Scholar

Lee University student Guilherme von Streber was the recipient of the 2015 Crosby Scholarship, presented by Lee President Dr. Paul Conn during a chapel service.  The Crosby Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. Henry Crosby, a close friend of Dr. Conn and his wife Darlia. Faculty members nominate a young man entering his junior year for the scholarship. ... (click for more)

Darrel Jones, 43, Shot And Killed On Central Avenue; Benson Critical In Another Of New Wave of Chattanooga Shootings

Darrel Jones, 43, was shot and killed on Central Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Then, early Friday morning, 34-year-old Desmond Benson was shot, leaving him in critical condition. as a wave of new Chattanooga shootings continued over the Thanksgiving holidays.  Chattanooga Police responded to the 3600 block of Central Avenue around 3 p.m. on a report of a ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Cometh ‘The Black Dog’

I am one of 350 million people in the world who suffers from clinical depression. The doctors trace it back to my first decade of the 21 st century when constant surgeries and infections knocked me loopy but the more I have found, I believe I am more like Sir Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and pro football star Terry Bradshaw – I think I have had it all my life. Today it ... (click for more)