Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the annual Schaff Lectures Wed., March 23 at the Seminary. Keynote speaker is the Rev. Dr. Hak Joon Lee, associate professor of theology and ethics at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, N.J. These lectures are free and open to the public.

This year’s Schaff Lectures will address the topic “God and Globalization: A Christian Ethical Reflection.” Lectures include “Is ‘Global Ethics’ Truly Global?: A ‘Glocal’ Approach to Global Ethics” at 11:30 a.m.; “Can Cosmopolitanism Be Locally Rooted? The Case of Martin Luther King Jr.” at 4:30 p.m.; and “Is America Still a City on a Hill? E Pluribus Unum and a Global Vision of the U.S.” at 7:30 p.m. All lectures will be held in the Hicks Memorial Chapel.

In addition to the lectures, the Seminary will also host a dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Kadel Dining Hall. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Contact the Seminary’s Continuing Education Office at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu for more information about the Schaff Lectures. Online dinner reservation.

Lee will also speak at the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown Tues., March 22 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 330-744-4307.

The Schaff Lectures are named in honor of the late David S. Schaff. For 23 years, Schaff taught church history at Western Theological Seminary on the north side of Pittsburgh, one of the antecedents of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Before becoming a professor in 1903, he held two pastorates. Schaff wrote extensively in the area of church history and co-edited the well-known and often consulted Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia. He completed the unfinished work of his father, Philip, who had begun the History of the Christian Church before his death. The younger Schaff also wrote two books on the life of John Hus.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.