Albright-Deering Lecture Series


Elaine Heath, McCreless Professor of Evangelism, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas


Thurs., May 19, 2016 All sessions are free and open to the public.

11:30 a.m. Chapel Service: "Three Practices" Scripture: Luke 5:16

4:00 p.m. Lecture: "What Would Wesley Do? Reclaiming Apostolic Vision in the United Methodist Church"

  • Methodism began as a lay monastic movement. John Wesley was even called a "closet Jesuit" by some. What does it look like when Methodists reclaim the apostolic, monastic vision of Wesley, but live it in the 21st century?

 0.1 CEU for the lecture. To receive a certificate, online registration is required.


Additional Event

Planning to attend this event? Join us Wed., May 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for an open conversation over dinner based on Elaine’s work in her book The Mystic Way of Evangelism. We will meet in Squirrel Hill at The Upper Room, 5828 Forward Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. For more details, call 412-924-1345 or e-mail

About the Lectures

The Albright-Deering Lecture Series in Methodist Studies were established in 1999 through individual contributions and a generous gift from Joseph and Gail Deering of Dayton, Ohio, to celebrate Joseph's career accomplishments and to honor their former pastor, The Rev. Dr. H. Pat Albright. The lectureship is intended to bring outstanding scholars in the Wesleyan tradition to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's campus.