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The 2014 Regional Assembly

October 24-25, 2014
Celebration Community Church, Hays
Guest Speaker Rick Lowery, Ph.D

Richard H. Lowery, Ph.D. Yale, is adjunct professor of Hebrew Bible at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky, where he served as dean, and Phillips Theological Seminary in Oklahoma, where he served 17 years as a tenured professor. He also teaches in the commissioned and licensed ministers program at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. He has taught at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Phillips University, Valparaiso University, and Yale Divinity School. Rick recently moved to Indianapolis to live full-time with his wife, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He blogs for Huffington Post, speaks at church gatherings throughout the US and Canada, and has written articles and lessons for scholarly and popular publications, including The Chalice Introduction to the Old Testament and journals of preaching and stewardship. He is the author of three books, including Sabbath and Jubilee, and wrote the Bible commentary for the Storyteller’s Companion: Daniel and Revelation. He’s currently working on a book, Genesis and Human Rights. Rick is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature Southwest Region and serves on the executive committee of the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission where he is a member of the study group on moral discernment in the churches. He also serves on a Lutheran-Reformed Church dialogue on biblical authority in moral discernment.



Recent Publications / Achievements

Sabbath and Jubilee (Chalice, 2000)

Storyteller's Companion: Daniel and Revelation (Abingdon, 2010)

The Reforming Kings: Cult and Society in First Temple Judah (Sheffield Academic Press, 1991), translated and published in Portuguese as Os Reis Reformandores: Culto e sociedade no Juda do Primeiro Templo (Paulinus, 2004)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rick-lowery-phd/race-guns-and-standing-ou_b_1438884.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rick-lowery-phd/the-bible-and-marriage-equality_b_1517845.html