A Weekend of Dialogue with Walter Brueggemann
Third Annual W.W. Finlator Lectures in Faith & Social Justice
Friday, March 20—Sunday, March 22
Prophetic voices that call us to live into a vision of God’s justice and compassion are vitally needed at a time when growing economic disparity and uncurbed individualism continue to course through the heart of our society. Pullen Memorial Baptist Church is excited to have one of these clear, prophetic voices among us. Walter Brueggemann will deliver the third annual W.W. Finlator Lectures in Faith & Social Justice during the weekend of March 20-22.
Among the world’s foremost interpreters of the Hebrew Bible, Walter Brueggemann is an accomplished scholar, writer, and minister. He is the author of more than 100 books, including Theology of the Old Testament; An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination; The Prophetic Imagination; and Journey to the Common Good. In 2014, he has released a commentary on the Psalms along with two other works—Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now and Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks. Dr. Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theology Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, where he served from 1986 until his retirement in 2003. He is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ, and currently lives with his wife, Tia, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Brueggemann will give a keynote address following dinner in Finlator Hall on Friday, March 20. The conversation will continue Saturday morning, when Dr. Brueggemann will be available for an open dialogue concerning the prophetic tasks of the church today. On Sunday, March 22, Dr. Brueggemann will teach a combined Sunday school class beginning at 9:45 AM. At 11:00 AM, Dr. Brueggemann will join our community for worship in the sanctuary, where he will offer a sermon and conclude our weekend together. Tickets for the Friday dinner and keynote are available for $30. Please use the form below, or call the church office at 919-828-0897 to RSVP. All other events are free and open to the public.
The W.W. Finlator Lectures in Faith & Social Justice commemorate the legacy of Rev. William Wallace Finlator, who served as minister of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church from 1956 until his retirement in 1982.