Pete Enns to Speak at Mount Olive (Skinner)

EnnsProf. Pete Enns is scheduled to give our annual Harrison Lectures here at the University of Mount Olive, October 12-13, 2015. Pete will be speaking on issues related to his recent book, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It, as well as his forthcoming book on doubt. Lectures will be free and open to the public. You can find more information here. Please feel free to contact me directly for more information.

The Vivian B. Harrison Lectures were established by the Rev. Frank Harrison, former chaplain of (then) Mount Olive College, in honor of his late wife. The stated purpose of the lectures is, “to provide a medium for continuing education for the ministers and laypersons of North Carolina.” Lecturers from recent years include Willie Jennings, Yale (2014), Michael J. Gorman, St. Mary’s Seminary and University (2013), and Kavin Rowe, Duke (2010).

Willie Jennings to Speak at Mount Olive (Skinner)

Willie JenningsIt’s time again for our annual Harrison Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Religion here at the University of Mount Olive. This year our lecturer will be the Rev. Dr. Willie Jennings, Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke University Divinity School. The title of Professor Jennings’ lectures will be “The Risks of Being Christian in America.” He will speak specifically on religion and race in the United States. There will be two lectures followed by a chapel service. The first lecture will take place on Monday, September 29, at 7:00 PM. The second lecture will take place the following morning at 9:00 AM. For more information, see here. The lectures are free to the public. For those in North Carolina, we are an hour from the Raleigh-Durham area, an hour from Fayetteville, and a little over an hour from both Wilmington and Greenville. If you are interested, we would love to see you!

Reminder: Gorman to Speak at Mount Olive Tonight and Tomorrow (Skinner)

GormanThis is just a reminder that Dr. Michael J. Gorman (St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore) will be at the University of Mount Olive tonight (7 PM) and tomorrow morning (9 AM) delivering our annual Harrison Lectures. Dr. Gorman will give two lectures related to his book, Reading Revelation Responsibly. Both lectures are free to the public. If you are in the area (or close by), we’d love to see you. (FYI: Mount Olive is about an hour’s driving distance from the Raleigh-Durham, Wilmington, and Fayetteville areas.) For more information on the lectures, see here.

Gorman to Deliver Harrison Lectures at Mount Olive (Skinner)

GormanIn a little less than a month (March 10-11), Dr. Michael J. Gorman will be giving our annual Harrison Lectures here on the campus of Mount Olive College (Mount Olive, NC). His lectures will be based on his book, Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness: Following the Lamb into the New Creation (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2011). Both lectures are free to the public. If you are in the Raleigh-Durham, Wilmington, or Fayetteville areas, the college is only about an hour’s drive from you. We would love to see you here. For more information see here, or you can contact me directly at