Truett Seminary, BGCT To Present Baptist Heritage Lectures Nov. 2-3

Oct. 29, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Dr. William M. Pinson Jr., the executive director emeritus of the Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, will present the annual Baptist Heritage Lectures on Nov. 2-3 in the Powell Chapel at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are sponsored by Truett Seminary and the BGCT.

A Distinguished Visiting Professor in Christian Ethics at Truett Seminary, Pinson will deliver three lectures in the series. He will speak on "The Freedom That Christ Gives" at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, followed by a lecture at 3 p.m. on "The Baptist Recipe." Pinson will conclude his lectures with "Baptist Words and Actions That Made a Difference" at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Pinson received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas and his master's of divinity and doctorate in theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as executive director at the BGCT from 1983-2000, and previously was president at Golden Gate Seminary for five years, pastor of First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls and ethics professor at Southwestern. He currently serves as a distinguished visiting professor at Truett and as a distinguished university professor at Dallas Baptist. He is volunteer director of the Texas Baptist Heritage Center.

Pinson has written or co-written many books, including Decision Making for Life and Leadership and Who In the World are Baptists, Anyway? He was co-editor for Broadman Leadership Series and has contributed numerous articles to magazines and journals.

For more information, contact Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at Truett Seminary, at (254) 710-6654.

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