Heritage Lecture Series

The Reverend Dr. Brian K. Blount

Sunday, January 29, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Brian K. Blount on Sunday, January 29th, as our featured speaker in the Heritage Lecture Series. In addition to leading both worship services, he will speak to a combined Adult Sunday School Class at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Dr. Blount is President and Professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA, and Charlotte, NC. He was called to this position in 2007, after serving for 15 years as the Richard Dearborn Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Princeton Theological Seminary.

He is the author of six books and editor of numerous others. Blountís primary work has been in the Gospel of Mark, the Book of Revelation, and in the area of cultural studies. His most recent book, Invasion of the Dead: Preaching Resurrection (Westminster John Knox Press, 2014), is based on his 2011 Yale Beecher Lectures.

Blount lectures widely and preaches often in local congregations. People who have heard him find his delivery and message deeply affecting and memorable.  Today, we also welcome his wife, Sharon. They have two children, Joshua and Kaylin. A reception will be held in the Sanctuary Atrium following the 11:15 a.m. service, so that we may greet Brian and Sharon.

The Heritage Lecture Series seeks to expand the religious horizons of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Greenville Community by inviting guest lecturers to challenge and inspire us toward a deeper understanding and renewed commitment to biblical teachings, our Judeo-Christian heritage, and our responsibilities in the world.

In recent years, guest lecturers have been:

Philip Yancy


Diana Butler Bass

Brian McLaren

Sister Helen Prejean

Yahya Hendi

Thomas Troeger

Sandra Brown

Miroslav Volf

Amy-Jill Levine

Thomas Long



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