Walter Brueggemann was our guest for the third annual W.W. Finlator Lectures in Faith & Social Justice. Video from our weekend together is now available.
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 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. 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.
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.