The Parchman Endowed Lecture Series Welcomes Richard Mouw

Sept. 26, 2013
Richard MouwRichard Mouw

Follow us on Twitter: @BaylorUMediaCom

Media contact: Terry Goodrich, (254) 710-3321

WACO, Texas (Sept. 26, 2013) - The Parchman Endowed Lecture series will feature Richard Mouw, Ph.D., Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Mouw, Distinguished Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary where he also served as president for 20 years, is a philosopher, scholar and author of 19 books. He will speak on modern Christian theology.

Brian Brewer, Ph.D., an associate professor of Christian theology at Truett Seminary, said the annual series seeks to invite guests who are at the top of their careers, and Mouw fits that description.

"He is a leading evangelical, philosopher and theologian in America today," Brewer said. "He is very well published and an excellent spokesman in theology."

All of Mouw's lectures will stick to the theme of Christian discipleship. How Christians engage in the broader culture and how to deal with those who have different beliefs are two of the topics that will be covered.

The schedule of lectures is as follows:

• Monday, September 30th: "Exegeting the Cultures that Shape Us," 7 p.m.

• Tuesday, October 1st: "Why God Likes Ancient Chinese Vases," 11 a.m.

"Engaging Religious Pluralism," 7 p.m.

• Wednesday, October 2nd: "Holy Worldliness," 11 a.m.

Q&A Luncheon, 12 p.m.

Brewer said The Parchman Series is not just for Truett students or religion majors.

"We hope everyone can enjoy the series," Brewer said. "Dr. Mouw can engage in a lot of different people's lives and we welcome people from the broader community - not just Baylor - to attend."

The lectures have just one objective: to equip attendees with the knowledge of how to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.

"We hope students leave with a different sense of how to engage in culture and how to translate the gospel to a world who doesn't know who he is."

All lectures are free and will be held in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary, located at 1000 S. 3rd St., on the Baylor campus.

For more information, contact Brian Brewer at (254) 710-6396.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT GEORGE W. TRUETT THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary provides theological education leading to the Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, the Master of Theological Studies, or the Doctor of Ministry degrees that are centered in the gospel of Jesus Christ and consistent with historic Baptist commitments to prepare persons to carry this gospel to the churches and the world. Within the M.Div. degree program, students can choose concentrations in Biblical Studies and Theology, Christian Education, Ministry Leadership, Missions and World Christianity, Worship Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Sports Ministry, and Youth/Family/Student Ministry. Truett Seminary also offers three Dual Degree programs - a M.Div./MSW and MTS/MSW through a partnership with Baylor's School of Social Work, a M.Div./Master of Music through a partnership with the Baylor's School of Music, and a M.Div./MBA through a partnership with Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Visit www.baylor.edu/truett to learn more.

Looking for more news from Baylor University?