LCU Seminary hosts worship professor and author Wednesday; public
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[February 26, 2013]
On Wednesday, Lincoln Christian
University will welcome Dr. John D. Witvliet as the featured speaker
at the 2013 Seminary Lectureship. Dr. Witvliet is the director of
the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of music and
worship at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.
The public is invited to hear his
lecture series, entitled "Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship,"
which will be presented in the Dowling Auditorium of Restoration
Hall. His presentation schedule will be:
9:30 a.m. -- "The
Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship: Expressive, Formative,
Noon -- "The
Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship: Singing the True Story of
the Whole World"
2:30 p.m. -- "The Biblical Psalms in
Christian Worship: Singing about Jesus, to Jesus, with Jesus"
A graduate of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary,
Witvliet also earned a master's degree from the University of
Illinois in Urbana and master's and doctoral degrees from the
University of Notre Dame. His interests include the history of
Christian worship, worship practices in various denominations, the
theology of worship, and the role of music and the arts in worship.
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship organizes 12 to 14
conferences each year serving thousands of people from all over the
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Witvliet has authored or co-authored three books and edited or
co-edited more than 10 other publications on worship and theology,
including "Psalms for All Seasons" (Faith Alive/Baker, 2012),
"Walking Where Jesus Walked: Worship in Fourth-Century Jerusalem" (Eerdmans,
2010), and "Worship Seeking Understanding: Windows into Christian
Practice" (Baker Academic, 2003).
Established in Lincoln in 1944, LCU's mission is to equip
Christians to serve and lead in the church, the workplace and the
world. Today, LCU offers a variety of degree programs for
undergraduates, graduates and seminary students. Classes are offered
on campus, on-site or online. To learn more, visit
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Lincoln Christian University]