Dr. Richard Allen Farmer will be the featured campus guest for the 2005 Harp Lecture Series through the Center for Christian Leadership in the School of Theology at Anderson University. Dr. Farmer will be speaking in several different venues from September 13-15. In addition, he will be working in classes with students in studying through the School of Theology. The Harp Lecture Series was started by the Harp children of Harry and Henrietta Harp, long time ministers in the Church of God, to honor their parents’ work and continued support for those who were doing significant scholarly work. The Harp's were very interested in long-term study in Christian Education. The lectures deal with theological concepts and practicality of theology.
The schedule for the lecture series is as follows:
Tuesday, September 13:
11 a.m.— Sharing in the School of Theology Chapel (Location: Miller Chapel)
SPECIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE
Wednesday, September 14:
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.-Windows on Worship: An Ecumenical Believers’ Gathering
(Location: North Anderson Church of God)
Thursday, September 15:
10 a.m.—Anderson University Chapel
(Location: Reardon Auditorium)
A graduate of Nyack College where he earned the Bachelor of Music degree (1975) and Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned the Master of Divinity degree (1980), the Reverend Farmer has been awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Gordon College in 1986 and the honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology degree by Houghton College in 1999. An experienced pastor and college chaplain, Dr. Farmer has served as Senior Pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church in Pittsburgh (1980-1988) and as Dean of the Chapel at both Gordon College (1988-1992) and Taylor University (1999-2002).
Richard Allen Farmer, born in New York City and having lived there most of his life, now resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Rosemary and son, Timothy.
Committed to being a global Christian, Dr. Farmer has ministered in England, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Peru, Chile, Cote d' lvoire, Kenya, Canada, the Philippines and most states of the United States. Dr. Farmer spends most of his time in a church renewal ministry that uses expository preaching and music to stimulate the worldwide body of followers of Jesus the Christ, one group at a time.
Anderson University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution of approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in business, education, nursing and theology.