Press Release: Perkins School of Theology Presents “Engaging the Bible”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 15, 2014

For more information:
Rev. Connie Nelson, Director of Public Affairs and Alumni Relations
214-768-2335clnelson@smu.edu

Rev. Dr. Tim McLemore, Associate Director of Public Affairs
214-768-1393tmclemore@smu.edu

Perkins School of Theology Presents “Engaging the Bible”
Ministers Week: February 3–5, 2014

Dallas, Texas – Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University will host Ministers Week February 3–5, 2014. Bible scholars from across the country join Perkins faculty, clergy, and church professionals for lectures and workshops on Bible and ministry. The theme for the 2014 Ministers Week is “Engaging the Bible.”

Following the opening worship service in Perkins Chapel February 3 at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Dr. Carolyn Sharp, professor of Hebrew Scriptures at Yale University, will present the first Jackson Lecture, “Wrestling the Word: Submission and Resistance as Holy Hermeneutical Acts.” Sharp presents the second Jackson Lecture, “Be Strong and Resolute! – Reading Joshua in the Contemporary Church,” February 4 at 4:00 p.m.

Other speakers are:

  • Frederick J. Gaiser, professor emeritus of Old Testament, Luther Seminary: “Healing in the Bible” (Martin Lecture), February 4 at 9:30 a.m.
  •  Jean-Pierre Ruiz, associate professor and senior research fellow, Vincentian Center for Church and Society, St. John’s University: “Reading from the Edges: Biblical Interpretation Latinamente” (Barton Lecture), February 4 at noon
  • Robert Roberts, senior pastor, NorthWood Church of Southlake: “Being Evangelical in a Pluralistic World” (Craven-Wilson Lecture), February 4 at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Robert Hunt, professor of Christian Mission and Interreligious Relations, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University: “The Bible and Diversity: A Missiological Challenge” (Fondren Lecture), February 5 at 8:30 a.m.

Ministers Week 2014 also will include a variety of worship opportunities, a panel discussion on “The Authority of the Bible for Ministry,” and presentation of the Perkins School of Theology Distinguished Alumna Award to Rev. Karen Greenwaldt, General Secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship from 2001–2013, during a dinner at 6:00 pm, February 3.

Ministers Week begins with registration at 1:30 p.m., February 3, and adjourns at12:30 p.m., February 5, following closing worship in Perkins Chapel.

All lectures will be held in Perkins Chapel or Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, at Perkins School of Theology on the campus of Southern Methodist University. For a map of the SMU campus, visit www.smu.edu/maps.

Registration, pricing, event details, and lodging information:
www.smu.edu/perkins/mw.

More information about the Distinguished Alumna Award Dinner:
http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/News/News_Archives/Archives_2014/2014_Distinguished_Alum

Additional information about the 2014 Perkins School of Theology Ministers Week:
214-768-2251 or AdvanceMinistry@smu.edu

Jay Voorhees, Former Executive Editor

The Rev. Jay Voorhees is the Executive Editor of The United Methodist Reporter and the Chief Creative Officer for CircuitWriter Media LLC which operates this site and MethoBlog.com. Jay is an ordained elder in the Tennessee Annual Conference. Jay has written on life and the practice of faith in The United Methodist Church at Only Wonder Understands since 2003.

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