Dr. Gerald Borchert to Speak at Judson University Worship Arts Lecture Series | Judson University Christian College
Dr. Gerald Borchert to Speak at Judson University Worship Arts Lecture Series

(Elgin, IL - September 26, 2011) The Judson University Worship Arts Department will hold its semi-annual Worship Arts Lecture Series on Monday, October 10 at 1151 N. State Street in Elgin. Dr. Gerald Borchert, a senior professor at Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. and thesis director at the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies, will be the guest of honor for this year's lecture series.

Dr. Borchert will begin with a message during the 10 a.m. chapel service in Herrick Chapel on "Authentic Worship: The Antidote to a Poisonous Faith." He will then lecture in Dr. Mark Torgerson's Speaking the Faith class at 11 a.m. Borchert will speak at 7 p.m. in the Eagle Lounge on "Selected Insights from the Gospels for Vibrant Worship."

Dr. Gerald Borchert is a graduate lawyer from the University of Alberta, with a doctorate in New Testament from Princeton University. He is committed to the work of renewing the church and has served as a minister in a number of churches and mission stations in both the United States and in multiple places in the two-thirds world.

Borchert is one of the translators of the New Living Translation and has written more than 150 articles and a score of books including commentaries on the Gospel of John, Galatians, Revelation, the Thessalonian letters and Worship in the New Testament: Divine Mystery and Human Response in which he surveys the worship aspects in the entire New Testament. He is a Seminar leader for tours to the Holy Land and has penned a guide to The Lands of the Bible. A new work on Jesus of Nazareth: Background, Witnesses and Significance is due out in October and has already been pre-selling copies.      

The Worship Arts Lecture Series is open to the public. For more information about this annual series, please contact Judson Professor and Dean of chapel Warren Anderson at wanderson@judsonu.edu.

Judson University is a four-year Christian liberal-arts university in Elgin, Ill. Among more than 60 majors and minors that the university offers, the Worship Arts program features a unique blend of theory and practice, including more worship-specific classes than found in any other undergraduate curriculum in the country. Rooted in biblical, theological, historical and communications studies, the Worship Arts program trains students in music, media, ministry, theater arts and more. For more information on this and other Judson programs, go to JudsonU.edu and sign up for our Preview Overnight on October 9-10.

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