Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the annual J. Hubert Henderson Conference on Church and Ministry Thurs., April 25 and Fri., April 26, 2013. These lectures will focus on “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.

This year’s speakers are Iain R. Torrance, retired president of Princeton Theological Seminary in 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.

Schedule of events includes:

April 25

  • 2:00 p.m. "Thomas F. Torrance’s Theology of Ministry” by Iain R. Torrance
  • 4:00 p.m. “The Ascended Christ and the Worship of the Church in Thomas F. Torrance” by David Fergusson
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner with presenters. Registration is required.

April 26

  • 11:00 a.m. “Biographical Highlights” by Andrew Purves
  • 2:00 p.m. “T.F. Torrance and the Ministry of Jesus” by Kathryn Tanner
  • 4:00 p.m. Panel discussion with invited speakers

Lectures are free and open to the public. Dinner is $15 and reservations are required. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions.

The Henderson Lectures are named in honor of the Rev. J. Hubert "Hub" Henderson, a member of the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for 27 years and long-time pastor of Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Green Tree, Pa.

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.