2021 Wesleyan Heritage Conference – Asbury University
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Scheduled Events

Monday, February 15, 2021

  • 10 a.m. – Chapel – Kenneth Collins: “Christ the Creator: Have We Forgotten?” (Col 1:15-17)
    Hughes Auditorium
  • 4 p.m. – Chapel – Kenneth Collins: “Christ the Creator: Have We Forgotten?” (Col 1:15-17)
    Hughes Auditorium
  • 7 – 9 p.m. [POSTPONED]Panel Discussion with contributors to the Wesley One Volume Commentary concerning the nature of a Wesleyan approach to interpreting the Bible. Panelists: Kenneth Collins, Bill Arnold, Joe Dongell, and Suzanne Nicholson.
    Miller Screening Room 
    UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the Panel Discussion event is postponed. Stay tuned for its rescheduling.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • 11 a.m. – Noon — Faculty Development Lunch for full-time faculty of Asbury University—Kenneth Collins: “The Wesleyan Way of Reading Scripture: Holiness and Grace Resplendent.” Dr. Collins will share what he learned about the Wesleyan way of interpreting the Bible while co-editing the Wesley One Volume Commentary. (Event will require RSVP.)
    Bennett-Bernard Auditorium (Morrison 206)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.— Chapel — Simone Twibell: “Rising from the Ashes.”
    Hughes Auditorium

Main Speakers

Dr. Kenneth Collins serves as the Professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, Kentucky), a position he has held since 1995. In 2008 he was awarded the Professor of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has lectured all over the world, from Russia to Costa Rica to South Korea. He is a member of many professional organizations, including The American Academy of Religion, The Oxford Institute, The Wesleyan Theological Society, The Wesley Historical Society, and The Historical Society of the United Methodist Church. He is also the Director of the Wesleyan Studies Summer Seminar and the Director of the Wesleyan Holiness Pentecostal Studies Center at Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. Collins is the author of numerous books and scores of articles exploring topics such as Wesleyan theology, Evangelicalism, Christian spirituality, and the interpretation of Scripture. He is the co-editor of the 2020 publication, The Wesley One Volume Commentary.


Dr. Simone Twibell serves as Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies at Olivet Nazarene University. Prior to her current assignment, she co-pastored churches in Illinois and Kentucky along with her husband Andrew. She earned her Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary and her doctorate at Trinity International University near Chicago. Originally from Brazil, she also lived in Argentina and Venezuela during childhood as her parents served as missionaries in the Church of the Nazarene. As an ordained minister and multilingual, Dr. Twibell has traveled all over the world serving the Church of the Nazarene as a translator and speaker. Her deepest passion is to reawaken the church to the power of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life. After a courageous battle with brain cancer, Andrew passed away in June of 2020. Dr. Twibell resides in Bourbonnai, Illinois with her two children and mother-in-law. In her free time, she enjoys being with family and friends, reading, and competing in triathlons.


Panelists (Monday, 15 February 2021, 7-9 P.M.)


Dr. Kenneth Collins, Professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, Kentucky).

Dr. Bill Arnold, Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, Kentucky).

Dr. Joseph Dongell, Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, Kentucky).

Dr. Suzanne Nicholson, Professor of New Testament at Asbury University (Wilmore, Kentucky).