WAXAHACHIE — As Southwestern Assemblies of God University kicks off the school year, the institution will host its annual Biblical Archaeology Seminar as well as a concert showcasing the award-winning pianist Steven Lin.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) will present its Biblical Archaeology Seminar on Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20 in the Hagee Center Auditorium. The theme for this year’s seminar is, “The United Israelite Monarchy.” Individual sessions include:

Dr. Steven M. Ortiz: “David and Solomon: Fact or Fiction? Recent Archaeological Discoveries and Debate”

Tuesday, September 19 - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Jared Chatfield: “The Transition From Tribe to State - Archaeological & Biblical Sources”

Wednesday, September 20 - 10:15- 11:15 a.m.

Cameron Coyle: “City of Gezer in Solomon’s Kingdom and Its Aftermath”

Wednesday, September 20 - 10:15- 11:15 a.m.

All sessions are free and open to the public. Seminar information can be found at https://www.sagu.edu/events/2017-09-19-biblical-archaeology-seminar.

Along with the symposium, SAGU will host Taiwanese-American pianist Steven Lin in September. Lin will perform in SAGU’s Hagee Center Performance Hall on September 23 at 7 p.m.

Lin debuted with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 13. Since then, he has performed worldwide receiving honors at both the Van Cliburn and Israel’s Rubinstein Competition. The New York Times has applauded the engaging and creative young artist, Lin, for his playing that is, “...immaculately voiced and enhanced by admirable subtleties.”

Those interested in attended Lin’s performance may purchase tickets for $20 at the door or online at https://www.sagu.edu/events/2017-09-23-pianist-steven-lin. Tickets may also be purchased through the Waxahachie Symphony website. Admission is free for children under 18.