This is just a reminder that Dr. Pete Enns will be delivering our annual Vivian B. Harrison Lectures here at the University of Mount Olive on October 12-13. Pete will be speaking at 7 PM on Monday night and at 9 AM on Tuesday morning. He will also deliver our chapel message at 11 AM. This event is free to the public. If you are local, we’d love to see you on campus. Also, (just in case you don’t frequent Mount Olive), if you live in the Raleigh-Durham, Wilmington, Fayetteville, or Greenville areas, we are located within a one hour drive. If you have questions, contact information and the subject matter to be discussed are both on this promotional flyer. We look forward to seeing you there.
Prof. 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).
It’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!