2017 Palmer Lecture

Palmer Lecture 2017

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Upper Gwinn Commons (SPU campus)

Free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

What does it mean to live in a time where the black mirrors on our phones, watches, tablets, and laptops have become the means of communication, identity, connection, and community? Is the pulpit a thing of the past? How do we as people of faith share our story in a world wired for story? Explore how we can engage the image generation with Dr. Ralph Watkins at the 40th annual Alfred S. Palmer Lecture, hosted by Seattle Pacific University's School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary.

Ralph WatkinsThe work and research of Dr. Ralph Watkins, Peachtree Associate Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Columbia Theological Seminary, is centered around building 21st century churches. His writing and research is done with the Church as it partners to be faithful to the call of being the body of Christ. He is presently working on ways the Church can use multimedia approaches and web 2.0 strategies to be effective at evangelism and discipleship. His books include:

  • Hip-Hop Redemption: Finding God in the Music and the Message
  • From Jay-Z to Jesus: Reaching and Teaching Young Adults in the Black Church
  • The Future of the African American Church: An Invitation to Dialogue
  • I Ain’t Afraid to Speak My Mind: Old School Meets New School

Questions? Email cbte@spu.edu or call 206-281-2136.

Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017