2013 Perry Gresham Lectures — October 4-6

 The Stone-Campbell Movement and the Quest for Christian Unity



Dr. Scott Seay

Associate Professor of the History of Global Christianity

at Christian Theological Seminary.   


Offered in partnership by Central Woodward Christian Church and Christian Theological Seminary


  • ·         October 4 (9:30 am – 3 pm) — Healing the Rifts: Intra-Movement Cooperation for the             Stone-Campbell Movement 
    • For Pastors and Church Leaders — $50 (Includes lunch and CEUs) 
  • ·         October 5 (10 am – 2 pm) – The Stone Campbell Movement and the Quest for Unity
    • General Lecture — $15 (Includes lunch)


Central Woodward Christian Church  

 3955 W. Big Beaver Road

Troy, MI 48085

http://centralwoodward.org — 248-644-0512

About The Perry Gresham Lectures

 The Perry Gresham Bible Lectures were launched in the fall of 2010, with the desire to bring to the local congregation and community biblical scholars and theologians of note.  These lectures are given in recognition that we are to love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind.  This lectureship reflects the ethos of the Disciples of Christ movement, which values the mind and insists that the whole people of God should be educated in the faith.

These lectures are named after Dr. Perry Gresham, the second pastor of Central Woodward Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and later the President of Bethany College (founded by Alexander Campbell to provide educated leaders for church and society).

The first three Gresham Lectures have been presented by Dr. Ronald Allen, Professor of New Testament and Preaching at Christian Theological Seminary, Dr. Bruce Epperly, formerly of Lancaster Theological Seminary, and Dr. Amos Yong, Dean and J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology at Regent University School of Divinity.

In year two CWCC added a one-day Clergy Conference to the lectureship, with Christian Theological Seminary of Indianapolis, a seminary of the Disciples, as cosponsor.

This year we are pleased to bring Dr. Scott Seay to Troy to speak to the centrality of Christian unity to the Disciples heritage.

Our Speaker

Dr. Scott Seay is our 2013 Perry Gresham Lecturer and Preacher.  He is the Associate Professor of the History of Global Christianity at Christian Theological Seminary.  He came to CTS in 2005 from the Department of Religion at Ashland University in Northeast Ohio.

He holds a B.A. from Wabash College, a M.Div. degree from Christian Theological Seminary, an M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in church history from Vanderbilt University.

Among his publications are a revision of his dissertation entitled title Hanging Between Heaven and Earth: Capital Crime, Execution Preaching, and the Shape of Theology in Early New England (Northern Illinois University Press, 2008).   He served as Managing editor of the recently published The Stone-Campbell Movement:  A Global History (Chalice Press, 2013), and he is working on a critical biography of Frederick Doyle Kershner (1875-1953), a leading Disciples educator and founding Dean of Butler School of Religion (now Christian Theological Seminary).