Northcutt Lecturer Focuses On Imagination And Faith

March 26, 2003

by Richard Veit

Dr. Thomas Troeger, The Ralph E. and Norma E. Peck Professor of Preaching and Communication at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, will deliver the annual Northcutt Lecture at Baylor University at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Meadows Recital Hall in the McCrary Music Building.

Troeger will speak on "From Deedle Deep to Flabber Dabber: The Critical Role of the Imagination in a Fragmented World." His lecture is free and open to the public.

A Presbyterian minister and a priest in the Episcopal Church, Troeger's teaching and scholarship has mainly focused on the role of imagination in the life of faith. He has written more than 15 books, including "Above the Moon Earth Rises: Hymn Texts, Anthems and Poems for a New Creation"; "Preaching While The Church Is Under Reconstruction, New Proclamation"; and "Ten Strategies for Preaching in a Multi Media Culture." His hymn texts appear in most of the major new English language hymnals. For three years he hosted the "Season of Worship" broadcast for Cokesbury, and he has led conferences and lectureships in worship and preaching throughout North America and in Holland, Australia and Japan.

At Iliff, Troeger also serves as vice president and dean for academic affairs and directs the doctor of ministry program in preaching and the practice of ministry. A graduate of Yale University, he earned his master's of divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and his doctorate in sacred theology from Dickinson College.

Since its inception in 1985, The Northcutt Lecture Series has become an integral part of the academic and spiritual life of the School of Music. Designed to bring nationally and internationally known scholars in church music to Baylor, The Northcutt Lecture Series is made possible through an endowment given by LeGrande and Cassandra Northcutt of Longview.

For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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