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Bethany College Announces Keynote Speaker for 2024 Oreon E. Scott Lectures

Bethany College has announced the distinguished Rev. Dr. Lance Pape as the keynote speaker for the 2024 Oreon E. Scott Lectures. As a continuation of Bethany’s longstanding tradition of fostering theological dialogue and growth, the lectures are scheduled for April 8 and 9 at the First Christian Church in Washington, PA.
Pape brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this year’s event. His commitment to homiletical theory, biblical hermeneutics, and preaching has had a profound impact on both academic and ministerial spheres. Ordained and having served congregations in Texas, Ala., and N.Y., Pape embodies a dedication to theological scholarship and pastoral ministry.
The two-day event promises engaging discussions, intellectual stimulation, and spiritual enrichment. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Pape’s profound insights into homiletical theory and biblical hermeneutics through lectures, discussions, and Q&A sessions.
“We are truly honored to welcome Rev. Lance Pape, Professor of Preaching at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, as the keynote speaker for the 2024 Oreon E. Scott Lectures,” says Rev. Arthur Keys, Bethany College Trustee, and Minister at the First Christian Church, Washington, Pa. “In the spirit of fostering theological dialogue and growth, Bethany College is privileged to host a top-caliber scholar and minister. These lectures will be very practical for those who are preaching and for those who are listening to sermons. Lance is the premier homiletics professor in the Disciples denomination. We will expose you to some of the rich Disciples history in Washington, Pa. as well. Join us to contribute to the rich tapestry of intellectual and spiritual exploration that defines Bethany College’s most prestigious lectures and our cherished tradition.”
The Scott Lectures registration fee to attend in person is $65 for participants and $30 for seminarians. For those unable to attend in person, the lectures will also be available via Zoom for $30. Registration details, including lodging information for out-of-area attendees, can be found here.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of Bethany College’s cherished tradition of intellectual and spiritual exploration. Join us on April 8 and 9 at the First Christian Church in Washington, PA, or virtually via Zoom, to engage with Rev. Dr. Lance Pape and contribute to the ongoing dialogue of faith and transformation.