2024 Annual Paul T. Walls Lectureship

Walls Lecture 2024

The Prudential Means of Grace:  Arts for Holy Living 
Wed, April 17, 2024 | 6:00 pm

First Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary) | 3200 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119
Hosted by SPU's School of Theology and the Wesleyan Holiness Connection

Rev. Dr. Douglas Strong--Walls Chair of Wesleyan Studies--presented this year’s annual lecture. What if pastors and churches encouraged Christians to learn and practice specific skills and arts that they knew would help expand love for God and neighbor? John Wesley promoted such habitual routines and behaviors that enhanced holy living, which he called the prudential means of grace.  Rev. Dr. Strong spoke about how music, visual arts, and even athletic activities—when intentionally pursued in light of God's creativity—can be channels of grace. This event included worship, the annual Walls Lecture, a thoughtful response, as well as a panel discussion. 

Respondent: Shannon Sigler, Executive Director from the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology & the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Bishop John Mark Richardson, Executive Director of the Wesleyan Holiness Connection, led a panel discussion. 

You may watch the video here

Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2024