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MCG MEDIA ADVISORY: President of Union Seminary to Speak at Annual Series

MCG MEDIA ADVISORY: President of Union Seminary to Speak at Annual Series

Brian Blount to speak | MCG Media AdvisoryPresident of Union Seminary to Speak at Annual Series

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville will host the 2013 Presbyterian Women’s Lecture Series featuring the speaker Dr. Brian K. Blount, president and professor of New Testament in the Walter W. Moore and Charles E.S. Kraemer Presidential Chairs at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Blount will be speaking on the Book of Revelation.

Dr. Brian BlountThe series is free and open to the public. There is free parking in the church garage and across the street in the State Street Garage. Child care is provided.

WHO: First Presbyterian Church – https://www.fpcknox.org

WHAT: 2013 Presbyterian Women’s Lecture Series

WHEN: Sunday, September 22, 2013 and Monday, September 23, 2013

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Revelation 12:10-1 Why, George?…Why, John?
8:45 a.m. Chapel Worship Service

Introducing the Book of Revelation
9:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School Convocation

Revelation 12:10-1 Why, George?…Why, John?
11 a.m. Sanctuary Worship Service

No Free Pass:  An Apocalyptic Call for Prophetic Witness in the Book of Revelation
6 p.m. Congregational Meal
RSVP Reservations: lizkey1@gmail.com 546-2531
Cost is $10
7 p.m. Evening Gathering

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
A Conversation with Brian Blount
Noon Luncheon Gathering
RSVP Reservations: lizkey1@gmail.com 546-2531
Cost is $7

The Ethic of the Apocalypse:  Witness As Nonviolent Resistance
7 p.m. Chapel Gathering
Dessert to follow in the Church Parlor

WHERE: First Presbyterian Church, 620 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

WHY: Begun in 1974 with a bequest from Miss Laura Pettway, the Presbyterian Women’s Lecture Series has provided stimulating reflections for the congregation of First Presbyterian Church and the Knoxville community for 39 years.

Dr. Brian K. Blount is president and professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Va. and Charlotte, N.C.

While obtaining his undergraduate degree at The College of William and Mary, Blount was the first African-American to receive membership in Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.  In 1981, he received his Master of Divinity from Princeton Seminary. He completed his doctorate in New Testament Studies from Emory University in 1992.

Blount’s primary work has been in the Gospel of Mark, the Book of Revelation and in the area of cultural studies and hermeneutics. He is the author of five books, and has collaborated or edited many others. In 2010, his Revelation commentary was voted the 2009 top reference work by the Academy of Parish Clergy.

The author of numerous articles, he also preaches and directs adult education classes in local congregations in Richmond, Va.

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