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William L. Self Preaching Lectures

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McAfee School of Theology

Mercer University

3001 Mercer University Dr

Atlanta, GA 30341

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This year we are delighted to welcome Barbara Brown Taylor to deliver the The William L. Self Lectures at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church (2006), won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Her last book, Learning to Walk in the Dark (2014), was featured on the cover of TIME magazine. She has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia. In 2014 TIME included her on its annual list of Most Influential People; in 2015 she was named Georgia Woman of the Year; in 2016 she received The President’s Medal at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Mercer University and is working on her fourteenth book, Holy Envy, coming from HarperOne in April 2019.

The William L. Self Lectureship was established in order to promote the practice of faithful and effective preaching of the gospel. The lecture series is named in memory of Dr. William L. Self, Pastor Emeritus of Johns Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta, who was nationally recognized as a gifted preacher, pastor, author, lecturer, motivational speaker, and innovator in church growth.

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.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

3:00 p.m. - Registration, Cecil B. Day Hall Auditorium
4:00 p.m. - One True Thing is Enough, Cecil B. Day Hall Auditorium
5:30 p.m. - Dinner, Trustees Dining Room, Atlanta Campus (Reservation Required)
7:00 p.m. - God Speaks Our Language, Cecil B. Day Hall Auditorium

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

11:00 a.m. - The Story is Everything, Cecil B. Day Hall Auditorium

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Mercer University

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Atlanta, GA 30341

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