Dreher to deliver Southern Seminary’s Gheens Lectures Feb. 7-8

Communications Staff — February 2, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Conservative columnist Rod Dreher will deliver the Gheens Lectures on “The Benedict Option” at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Feb. 7-8.

Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative, is set to release his book The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, in March. The series of lectures will focus on how Christians can adopt the practice of St. Benedict of Nursia, a sixth-century monk who withdrew from a chaotic society to live in intentional Christian community.

Dreher is scheduled to deliver four lectures in the seminary’s Heritage Hall. On Feb. 7, Dreher will speak at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and conclude his lectures on Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The first 100 students in attendance each day will receive a free book.

The Gheens Lectureship is one of Southern Seminary’s most historic, dating back to 1960. Recent lecturers include Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and David F. Wells, distinguished senior research professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

The lectures can be watched via live stream at sbts.edu/live.

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