William L. Self Preaching Lectures
Dates: February 28-March 1, 2011
Location: Atlanta Campus, Cecil B. Day Hall
Featuring Dr. Eugene Lowry
Contact Diane Frazier at (678) 547-6470 or (888) 471-9922
Registration Deadline: February 16, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011 (Atlanta Academic and Conference Center: 2930 Flowers Road, Atlanta)
2:00 p.m. Lecture, Moving from Preaching to Proclaiming, Dr. Eugene Lowry
5:30 p.m. Dinner (2nd floor atrium – AACC Bldg.)
7:00 p.m. Lecture, Encountering the Aristotle Blues, Dr. Eugene Lowry
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 (Day Hall: 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta)
9:00 a.m. Preaching Workshop, Preaching the Book of Revelation, Dr. Thomas B. Slater
Professor of Greek and New Testament Literature, McAfee School of Theology
10:45 a.m. Lecture, Imagining the Future, Dr. Eugene Lowry
2011 Keynote Speaker: Eugene L. Lowry
William K. McElvaney Professor of Preaching Emeritus Saint Paul School of Theology Kansas City, Missouri
Rev. Dr. Eugene Lowry served as professor of preaching for over thirty years at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO. Now that he is no longer actively serving as the William K. McElvaney
Professor of Preaching, his travels as preacher, teacher, and pianist have broadened in scope.
Ordained a United Methodist minister, Dr. Lowry’s academic preparation includes four degrees, culminating with a doctorate in the philosophy of education from the University of Kansas. He was Senior Scholar in Residence at Drew University Theological School in the fall of 2003 and 2004; in the spring of 1999 he was a guest professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Lowry has been featured in the Great Preachers Series on the Odyssey Television Channel. He delivered the 2009 Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching at Yale Divinity School. The theme was “Keeping Time with the Word: The
Sound of the Sermon.”
Through the years he has preached in hundreds of churches, conferences, and regional events in over
twenty denominations as well as lecturing in fifty graduate theological seminaries across North America. His writings include six books on narrative preaching and over twenty journal articles and book chapters on preaching, worship, biblical study, education, philosophy, and creativity. His keyboard lecture/
concerts relating jazz and Christianity have resulted in four recordings in the blues/jazz mode.
About the Lectures
The William L. Self Lectureship at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology was established in order to promote the practice of faithful and effective preaching of the gospel.
The purpose of the lectureship is to enlighten and inspire those whose calling is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. The lectures seek to instill in students and pastors a passion for better preaching by providing worthy models and by offering seasoned instruction and encouragement. Each year the lecture series features a nationally recognized preacher.
The lecture series is named in honor of Dr. William L. Self, who has distinguished himself with a national reputation as a gifted preacher, pastor, author, lecturer, motivational speaker, and innovator in church growth.
Dr. Self achieved considerable acclaim by leading Wieuca Road Baptist Church, Atlanta, to a place of prominence in Georgia and the nation. As pastor of Johns Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta, his leadership and influence have brought the church to the vanguard of fast-growing churches.