Biblical scholar and author Dr. Peter Enns will be in Lynchburg for a series of “Evolution Weekend” events February 15-16, joining with many other such efforts nationwide under the umbrella of the Clergy Letter Project.
THIS IS CANCELLED: His main public presentation will be Saturday, February 15, at 8 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall, University of Lynchburg, drawing from his recent book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins.
Peakland Baptist Church and the University of Lynchburg Chaplain’s office are inviting members of local faith communities and others to participate. This weekend is part of a continuing emphasis on the mutuality of science and faith, as well as spiritual insights from a deepening understanding of the natural world.
THIS IS CANCELLED: On Saturday afternoon, February 15, Dr. Enns will conduct a workshop at Peakland Baptist Church for children’s church school teachers based on the curriculum he authored, Telling God’s Story: Teaching Your Children the Bible.
THIS IS STILL ON: Dr. Enns will be preaching in the 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 service at Peakland Baptist, and beforehand will in conversation with a book-study group that meets at 9:45 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. All are encouraged to join in that discussion as well.
A 1982 graduate of Messiah College, Dr. Enns (PhD Harvard University) is a professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University (St. Davids, Pa). He earned the MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, where he was professor of Biblical Hermeneutics for 14 years. Dr. Enns has also taught courses at Princeton Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Lutheran Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), Biblical Theological Seminary, Temple University, and Messiah College. In addition to The Evolution of Adam, he has written or edited numerous books, including Inspiration and Incarnation, Genesis for Normal People, and commentaries on Exodus and Ecclesiastes.
There is no charge for any of these events; however, congregations are asked to consider supporting the weekend with contributions of $100 to $300, if possible. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 434.841.5444.