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Ferrum College to Host Dean of Duke University Chapel for Wright Lecture Series


Ferrum College to Host Dean of Duke University Chapel for Wright Lecture Series

Sam Wells to speak in Vaughn Chapel on March 19

Ferrum, Va.  (March 13, 2012) – Sam Wells, Dean of Duke University Chapel and Research Professor of Christian Ethics, will speak at Ferrum College on Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in Vaughn Chapel as part of the Wright Christian Ministry Lecture Series.

“Sam Wells is widely respected as a thought leader, preacher and theologian. It will be an honor to host him at Ferrum,” said Ferrum College Dean of Chapel Wes Astin. “Those who attend this year’s Wright Lecture series will hear from one of the nation’s leaders in conversations of faith.”

Wells, who grew up in in Bristol, England, received his undergraduate degree at Merton College, Oxford, attended seminary at New College, Edinburgh, and achieved his Ph.D. at Durham University.  He is the author of 17 books with topics ranging from theological ethics to the exploration of theology through local mission.  His Ferrum College lecture topic will be “The Most Important Word.”

The Wright Christian Ministry Lecture Series began at Ferrum College in 2004 in memory of former Ferrum College alumnus and Board of Trustee member, Wasena “Buddy” Wright, who was also a United Methodist pastor and Council Director of the Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Established to bring prominent theologians, authors, and scholars to the Ferrum College campus, the series takes place every two years.

For more information, contact the Office of Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life, Wes Astin, at 540-365-4285 or wastin@ferrum.edu

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