Greensboro College’s First Reynolds Lecture Will Feature Bishop William H. Willimon
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Bishop William H. Willimon will deliver the inaugural Reynolds Lecture, “Jesus Goes to College,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel at Greensboro College. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in Lea Center in Main Building, adjacent to the chapel.
Willimon is a bishop in the United Methodist Church, currently serving in northern Alabama, and is a former dean of the chapel at Duke University. He has pastored congregations in Buford, Ga.; and in Clinton, North Myrtle Beach and Greenville, S.C., and taught for more than 25 years in Duke’s divinity school. In 1996, along with evangelist Billy Graham, he was named by Baylor University as among the 12 best preachers in the English-speaking world. He has written more than 50 books and maintains a blog, “A Peculiar Prophet.”
He holds a B.A. from Wofford College, an M.Div. from Yale University and an S.T.D. from Emory University.
The Reynolds Lecture series is named after Royce Reynolds, a longtime Greensboro College trustee, and his wife, Jane. The series will bring a noted speaker to campus annually to address aspects of the relationship between the church and academia.
Greensboro College, an independent, coeducational college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is an academic and social community that unites the liberal arts and Judeo-Christian values in an atmosphere of diversity and mutual respect.
Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,250 students from 32 states, the District of Columbia and 24 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport athletic program and dozens of service and recreational organizations.
Lex Alexander, Director of External Relations
815 W. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-272-7102 ext. 398