Mississippi College

Christian Development Office Announces 2012 Chapel Speakers

August 31, 2012

Authors, pastors and professors are part of the diverse lineup of speakers booked for Mississippi College’s 2012 chapel series.

The theme for this fall’s programs before hundreds of students, faculty and staff at First Baptist Church Clinton is the “Living Truth.’’

“We will have discussions about what it means to live for eternity, worship and examine the truth about Hell, the Bible, other religions, and our purpose,” says Eric Pratt, vice president for Christian Development. “We will attempt to engage in the conversation about true freedom, true growth and true fulfillment.”

Each speaker will address topics that will give audiences “a more accurate picture of the Lord and they will have numerous opportunities to respond to Him in worship and obedience,” Pratt said.

President Lee Royce began the chapel series as guest speaker on August 28, while the September 4 lecturer is Mississippi College Christian Studies professor John Meadors. The late Tuesday morning chapel programs start at 10:50 a.m.

Author, pastor and missionary Palmer Chinchen, who’s written books including “God Can’t Sleep” on the subject of pain, and “True Religion,” will speak September 11.

Authors Clayton and Charie King will be featured October 16. Clayton King penned the book “Dying to Live.”  Writer Anne Jackson will address students on October 23.

Carson Newman College professor Harold Bryson, a 1960 Mississippi College graduate and former chairman of the university’s Department of Christian Studies, will lecture on November 6. A former Baylor University professor, Bryson will discuss Revelation, as part of the Spell Lecture Series.

Mississippi College communication professor Robert Fortenberry, who recently returned from a mission trip to Africa, is booked at chapel on November 13.

A 1980 MC graduate, Fortenberry and his wife, Margaret, have served as International Mission Board missionaries in Botswana since 1994. The couple returned to the United States for eight months starting in May 2012. The latest issue of the “Beacon” magazine focuses on mission trips to Botswana by MC alumni.

For a complete listing of the Christian university’s chapel series, contact Eric Pratt at 601.925.3235 or epratt@mc.edu.

Photo: Vice President for Christian Development Eric Pratt

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