Lowery set to speak at Scott Lectures

BETHANY – Author Rick Lowery will be the featured speaker for the 58th annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be held April 8-9 at Bethany College’s Mountainside Conference Center.

Lowery is a dean and adjunct professor of Hebrew Bible at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky and author of several books on biblical studies and social and ecological justice.

He’s currently writing a book titled “Genesis and Human Rights,” which will be the focus of this year’s event, and his many writings include blogs for the Huffington Post.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. April 8 at the conference center.

The Timothy Luncheon will be held at noon and the day will include dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. worship service led by Lowery at Bethany Memorial Church and a reception with Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights.

The Oreon E. Scott Lectures are funded through the Oreon E. Scott Foundation, which was established to strengthen the Christian Church and support related colleges and institutions.

The first Oreon E. Scott Lecture was held in 1956 with Professor Arthur M. Schlesinger, Harvard University historian, as lecturer.

To register or for information, call (304) 829.7723 or by e-mail jpyle@bethanywv.edu.