Theological Ethicist To Give Parchman Lectures March 27-29

March 14, 2001

by Lori Scott Fogleman

One of the world's premier theological ethicists will be the featured speaker March 27-29 at the 2001 Parchman Endowed Lectures at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Dr. Lewis B. Smedes, professor emeritus of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., will present two lectures under the general heading "Stations on the Way to Reconciliation." On March 27 he will speak on "From Alienation to Forgiveness." The topic of his March 28 lecture is "From Hope to Reconciliation." He also will participate in a panel discussion with guest respondents March 29.

All sessions will begin at 3 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Waco parlor, located at the Clay Avenue entrance between Fifth and Sixth streets. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Smedes earned his doctorate from the Free University of Amsterdam and also has studied at Oxford University. He has taught theology and ethics at Calvin College, the Free University of Amsterdam and Fuller Theological Seminary. A writer as well as teacher, Smedes' books include Mere Morality: What God Expects From Ordinary People, Shame and Grace, The Art of Forgiving and Keeping Hope Alive.

Leo and Gloriana Parchman established The Parchman Endowed Lectures in 1999 to encourage dynamic discussion of topics related to theological studies. The Parchman Endowed Lectures provide annual presentations by world-renowned theologians that benefit the Baylor and Waco communities.

For more information, contact Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at Truett Seminary, at (254) 710-3755.

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