AU hosts 4th annual lecture series, Nov. 6-7

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  Date:  10/24/2000

  Title:  AU hosts 4th annual lecture series, Nov. 6-7









The AU Department of Religious Studies is preparing for the fourth annual Pearl Toon Smith Christian Education Lecture Series, Nov. 6-7. The theme for the 2000 conference is, " Beyond Liberalism and Conservatism: Living Faithfully in a Postmodern World." The two-day lecture series is open to pastors, teachers in congregations and the public. The Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture Series was established to support, enhance, and promote the academic study of Christian Education and assist Christian Education professionals in the areas of teaching and related ministries.

The Christian education lecture series features Dr. Stanley J. Grenz, Pioneer McDonald Professor of Baptist Heritage, Theology, and Ethics at Carey Theological College; and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Regent College. Dr. Grenz’s published works include Renewing the Center: Evangelical Theology in a Post-theological Era (forthcoming); Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context (forthcoming); and A Primer on Postmodernism.

In addition, the event will host AU alum Dr. Delwin Brown, Harvey H. Potthoff Professor of Christian Theology and former V.P. and Dean of Academic Affairs at Iliff School of Theology. Dr. Brown has published works include Boundaries of Our Habitations: Tradition & Theological Construction; Theological Crossfire: A Liberal-Conservative Dialogue; and To Set at Liberty Christian Faith & Human Freedom.

The following event schedule has been determined:

Monday, Nov. 6
(7 p.m.) "Living Faithfully in a Postmodern World" led by Drs. Delwin Brown and Stanley Grenz. Reardon Auditorium Lobby.

Tuesday, Nov. 7
(8:15 – 9:30 a.m.) "Beyond Modernism The Liberal-Conservative Divide and the Quest for a New 'Center'. Drs. Delwin Brown and Stanley Grenz. Hartung Hall, room 101.

(10-10:50 a.m.) "Life-in-Community: Living Christianly in a Pluralistic Context " led by Dr. Stanley Grenz. Hartung Hall, room 101.

(11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) "Being and Deciding: How to Live without Foundations " led by Dr.Delwin Brown. Miller Chapel, School of Theology.

(12:30-1:45 p.m.) Luncheon Presentation by Courtney Award Recipients. Kane Dining Room, Olt Student Center.

(2 -3:15 p.m.) “Postmodernism and Congregational Life" Reginald E. Lee, Richard W. Shockey, Marie Wiese and Randy G. Litchfield (conveners). Drs. Delwin Brown and Stanley Grenz (respondents). Krannert Fine Arts Center, Wilson Gallery.

(3:15-3:30 p.m.) Closing Reflections. Reardon Auditorium Lobby.


For more information about the Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture Series, please contact Dr. Randy Litchfield, Assistant Professor of Religious Education in the AU Department of Religious Studies at (765)-641-4502 or at rglitch@anderson.edu. Interested persons may also access the web site for more information.

Anderson University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution of nearly 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the school offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, and theology.