Explore “Heroes of the Faith” at Casey Weekend’s Alumni College 2004
WOULDN’T IT BE NICE to go to an island retreat and
listen to learned professors of history, literature and religion
speak passionately about heroes of the faith greats such as the
devout evangelical William Wilber-force, one of the leaders of
the British anti-slave trade movement; or John Newton, slave trader-turned-minister
who wrote the beloved hymn “Amazing Grace”; or Elizabeth Barrett
Browning, whose passion for poetry and social justice was fueled
by her Christian faith?
What sounds idyllic for those who miss the
classroom is possible this summer at Casey Conference Center on
Whidbey Island. Alumni College 2004, “Heroes of the Faith,” is
a special feature of the annual Seattle Pacific University Casey
Weekend for alumni, family and friends August 20–22.
program features the following four masters of their subjects:
Greene, dean of the School of Theology, will speak on “William
Wilberforce: Man of Freedom.”
- George Scranton, professor of
theatre, will dramatize aspects of the life of Wilberforce.
Woodward, professor of history, will speak on “John Newton: Amazing
Chaney, assistant professor of English, will lecture on “Writers
of Faith: 19th-Century Poets.”
The Alumni Choir, a youth basketball
clinic with former Falcon Head Coach Ken Bone, and the ever-succulent
traditional salmon barbecue are among a long list of other
anticipated activities. For more information, or to register,
call 206/281-ALUM or visit www.spu.edu/caseyweekend.
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