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Sprunt Lecture Series and Events, 8-10 May 2017

Cross-Cultural Friendship and Christian Mission : History and Practices

Dana L. Robert

Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission,
Director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission, Boston University

A leading historian of world Christianity and mission and the 2016-2017 Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology, Robert is currently researching the subject of transnational friendships and fellowship in the making of worldwide Christianity — a timely topic for her upcoming lectures as well as for our current international climate.

Robert received her B.A. in history from Louisiana State University, and her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University. Her books include American Women in Mission : A Social History of their Thought and Practice  (Mercer, 1997), A. T. Pierson and the Evangelism of the World (Eerdmans, 2003), and Christian Mission : How Christianity Became a World Religion  (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, now in its 9th printing).

Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, IL

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III dynamically and unapologetically calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice, and economic inequality. Part of a new generation of ministers committed to preaching a prophetic message of love and justice, he believes they are inseparable companions that form the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

A graduate of Morehouse College, Yale Divinity School, and Chicago Theological Seminary, Moss’  recent book, Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World : Finding Hope in an Age of Despair  (Westminster John Knox, 2015), is based on the Lyman Beecher Lectures he presented at Yale in 2014.

Plus, we will recognize our Distinguished Alumni, Laura Mendenhall (PSCE, M.A.’71) and Peter Moon (UTS, M.Div.’91), and our Black Alumni Association Trailblazers, Angela Sims (Union-PSCE, Ph.D.’08) and Linda Stevens (UTS, M.Div.’93).

It promises to be a great three days in Richmond! Please register today!