Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host its annual Albright-Deering Lectures in Methodist Studies Wed., April 24, 2013 and the J. Hubert Henderson Conference on Church and Ministry Thurs., April 25-Fri., April 26, 2013. These lectures are free and open to the public.

Albright-Deering Lectures April 24

Amy G. Oden, dean and professor of the history of Christianity at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., will present two lectures on the theme "Wesley and Welcoming the Stranger." Lecture Brochure


  • "Welcoming the Stranger: A Christian Practice" at 2:00 p.m.
  • "Wesley and the Methodist Societies Welcome Strangers" at 3:45 p.m.  

Henderson Lectures April 25-26

The Henderson Lectures will feature keynoters Iain R. Torrance, president emeritus of Princeton Theological Seminary and professor emeritus of patristics, Princeton, N.J.; David Fergusson, professor of divinity and principal of New College at The University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland; Kathryn Tanner, professor of systematic theology at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Conn.; and Andrew Purves, professor of Reformed theology at Pittsburgh Seminary. This year's lecture theme is "Honoring Thomas F. Torrance: Reflections on Church and Ministry" in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Thomas F. Torrance’s birth on Aug. 30, 1913. Lecture Brochure


  • "Thomas F. Torrance’s Theology of Ministry” April 25 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “The Ascended Christ and the Worship of the Church in Thomas F. Torrance” April 25 at 4:00 p.m. 
  • Dinner April 25 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required. 
  • “Biographical Highlights” April 26 at 11:00 a.m.
  • “T.F. Torrance and the Ministry of Jesus” April 26 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Panel discussion with invited speakers April 26 at 4:00 p.m.

More Information

Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions or for more information.

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 more than 300 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.