Marva Dawn To Give Northcutt Lecture March 21

March 19, 2002

by Richard Veit

Marva J. Dawn, who serves for the agency Christians Equipped for Ministry of Vancouver, Wash., will be the guest speaker for the 2002 Northcutt Lecture at Baylor University. She will discuss the topic, "Worship Because We Can't Help It" at 5 p.m Thursday, March 21, in Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Dawn bridges many worlds in her work for Christians Equipped for Ministry -- preacher, composer, instrumentalist, educator, choir director and theologian. She also is a teaching fellow in spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. A scholar with four master's degrees and a doctorate in Christian Ethics and the Scriptures from the University of Notre Dame, she has trained worship leaders and clergy throughout North America and in Australia, England, Madagascar, Poland, Norway, Scotland and Singapore.

Dawn has written more than 15 books, including volumes for pastors, parents/youth workers and worship leaders, as well as devotional works. Her books on worship, Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down and A Royal "Waste" of Time, were honored by the Academy of Parish Clergy as their top recommended books in 1996 and 2000. Her newest books are Powers, Weakness, and the Tabernacling of God and Morning by Morning: Daily Meditations from the Writings of Marva J. Dawn. Dawn has written numerous articles in theological and music journals, including a monthly column called "Faithways."

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.

The Northcutt Lecture is offered free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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