The 2013 Fall Lecture Week Lecturers

David L. Bartlett



The Gene Bartlett Lectureship


  • Mon., Oct. 7: 7:00 pm
  • Tues. Oct. 8: 1:30 pm


  • Tues., Oct. 8, 1:30 pm

bartlett2013Dr. Bartlett is the Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churchesand is interested in the intersection of biblical studies and the life of the church, especially the church’s preaching ministry. Before joining Columbia, Dr. Bartlett was Dean of Academic Affairs and Lantz Professor of Preaching and Communication at Yale Divinity School. His particular exegetical interests are in Mark, John and the Pauline Epistles.

Col. Herman Keizer, Jr.


Keynote Speaker


Veterans and Moral Injury: Pathways to Healing and Recovery


  • Weds., Oct. 9: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

keizer2013Chaplain Colonel Herman Keizer, Jr., United States Army (Ret), is an ordained minister and served as a Chaplain in the Army for thirty years. After his retirement, he became Founding Co-Director of the Soul Repair Center, a program dedicated to research and public education about recovery from moral injury at Brite Divinity School. He has received Distinguished Alumni awards from both Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary as well as the istinguished Service Award from the American Association of Professional Chaplains. Chaplain Keizer’s military experience provided opportunities to serve in unique and challenging assignments that provided experience and education across a wide spectrum of disciplines related to the spiritual health of those serving in the armed forces.

The Rev. Dr. Jason R. Curry


The African American Legacy Lecture


  • Thurs., Oct. 10: 10:30 am


  • Thurs., Oct. 10: 1:30 pm

curry2013Dr. Curry is the Dean of the Chapel at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Curry is a graduate of Morehouse College (cum laude, 1992) and is a licensed and ordained Itinerant Elder in the Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC). He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Curry’s academic research and ministry has sought to integrate counseling techniques drawn from the social sciences into pastoral care. He argues that spirituality can serve as a resource for recovery from addiction to substances.