Memorial Lectures

The Memorial Lecture Series began as an effort to introduce people to some of the contemporary church’s top thinkers and leaders. The primary purpose of the series is to enhance and inform the life that we share as a Christian community. A typical series of Memorial Lectures includes three or four talks, focused on a single topic, over a weekend. The guest speaker’s costs are supported by funds donated in memory of friends and relatives who have passed away (hence the title), and by free-will offerings. We usually have sufficient support for a series of Memorial Lectures every few years.

Previous Memorial Lecture topics have included “A Look at the Gospel According to Matthew,” The Relationship Between Science and the Christian Faith,” “Studies in the Gospel of John,” “Christian Community: What the Past Can Teach us,” “Sounding the Depths: Discovering Faith Through Music,” and “Jesus as Theologian.”

Our last Memorial Lecture Series was held the weekend of March 17-19, 2017.   Dr. Edwards, the Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology at Whitworth was the guest speaker. Dr. Edwards is currently completing a new book on the early Church.

Contact: Jim Cochran,