Reformed Institute: Annual Convocation with Dr. Brian Blount

Reformed Institute: Annual Convocation with Dr. Brian Blount

Sat, Jan 22
9:30 am - 11:30 am

National Capital Presbyterian Church

Dr. Brian Blount, President and Professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary, will speak on: The Liberation Trajectory in the Reformed Tradition at the Annual Convocation at National Presbyterian Church (livestream option available).

This year’s annual convocation digs deeply into the Reformed Tradition to find elements of liberation for the church and for those marginalized in society. From Calvin’s theory of revolution to modern calls for freedom from oppressive church and social structures, this presentation will open your eyes to the transfor-mative power of Reformed thought and life.

Dr. Blount holds a BA from the College of William and Mary, an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Emory University. He served as pastor of Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Virginia, from 1982 to 1988, before studying for his doctorate. He served as the Richard J. Dearborne Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Princeton Theological Seminary for 15 years before being called as President of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA in 2007.  He lectures widely in local churches and the academy, including delivering the 2011 Beecher Lectures at the Yale Divinity School. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including:

Go Preach! Mark’s Kingdom Message and the Black Church Today (Orbis, 1998)
Then The Whisper Put on Flesh: New Testament Ethics in an African American Context (Abingdon 2001)
Can I Get A Witness? Reading Revelation Through an African American Lens (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005)
Revelation.  A Commentary in the New Testament Library Series (Westminster John Knox Press, 2009)
Invasion of the Dead.  Preaching Resurrection (Westminster John Knox Press, 2014)

Schedule for the day

9:00 a.m.  Light breakfast  outdoors (weather permitting)

9:30  Welcome and Introductions

9:40   Presentation

10:30  Break and Books

10:45 Questions and Discussion

11:30 Adjourn

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