SMU Perkins School of Theology

Craven Wilson Lectures

Oct. 8, 2012: Dr. Daniel Ramirez

The 2012 Craven Wilson Lectures, sponsored by Perkins School of Theology, are scheduled for Monday, October 8, 2012, in the Great Hall of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall on the campus of Southern Methodist University. The speaker is Dr. David Ramirez, assistant faculty, Latina/o Studies, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan. Dr. Ramirez will be lecturing on "The Role of the Holy Spirit in Mission and Evangelism."

Registration begins at 8:30 am, with words of welcome from Perkins Dean William B. Lawrence at 9:00 am. The first lecture is at 9:15, followed by a second lecture at 10:45. Both lectures will include time afterward for Q&A.

This event is free and open to the public. A box lunch is available for $12 with registration or R.S.V.P. no later than noon Friday, October 5.

 Dr. David Ramirez, Speaker for 2012 Craven Wilson Lectures at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
 Dr. Daniel Ramirez
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About the Craven Wilson Lectures:

The purpose of the Craven Wilson Evangelism Lectures is to bring leaders from across the church in the field of evangelism to Perkins and the Dallas area.

The lectures are possible because of an endowed gift by Evie Jo Wilson of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston. Mrs. Wilson has long been noted for her support of higher education and the church. She is a recipient of the Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award.

The lectures are given in memory of four ministers in Mrs. Wilson’s family. Her great-grandfather, the Reverend Isaiah N. Craven, was ordained an elder in Georgia in 1832. The Reverend Arnold R. Craven, Mrs. Wilson’s grandfather, was a teacher with license to preach in Texas. Mrs. Wilson’s father, the Reverend William Arnold Craven was ordained an elder in 1909 in the Texas Conference. He retired in World War II; however – due to a shortage of ministers called to serve as chaplains – he was called back into service and served two pastorates until he was 80. The fourth minister is the Reverend Albert W. Wilson, the father of Mrs. Wilson’s husband, Arthur R. Wilson, who came into full connection in the West Texas Conference in 1893, and served as a pastor for 36 years.

NOTE: This event is past and registration is no longer available.
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