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John O. York Spoke at Annual William M. Green Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program
Pepperdine University hosted the 27th Annual William M. Green Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program on Oct. 10 in Smothers Theatre. Dr. John O. York, the program's featured speaker, discussed "Life on the Vine: Revisiting the Wine and the Wineskins."
A professor of bible and preaching at Lipscomb University, Dr. York currently serves as a preaching minister for the Woodmont Hills Church of Christ in Nashville, Tenn. He also acts as the director of Lipscomb's annual Hazelip Preaching Seminar. Formerly, Dr. York worked as a preaching minister for churches in Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas, as well as a professor at Pepperdine University, Harding Graduate School of Religion, Austin Graduate School of Theology, Columbia Christian College, and Candler School of Theology.
In addition, Dr. York has contributed several written works to the field of theology, including The Jesus Proposal: A Theological Framework for Maintaining the Unity of the Body of Christ, The Jesus Community: A Theology of Relational Faith, Preaching Luke-Acts, Preaching Autobiography, and Preaching Mark’s Unsettling Messiah. He is the coeditor of Unfinished Reconciliation: Justice, Racism, and Churches of Christ.
Dr. York received his training from Abilene Christian University, and completed a Ph.D. in New Testament from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. York’s ultimate mission is to integrate ministry in church and academy and his main interest lies in studying the Gospels, Pauline letters, homiletics, and Christianity in postmodern/emerging culture. Dr. York is passionate about mentoring ministry students and establishing within them a missional vision of kingdom and calling in the transitional church and world. A popular speaker at many university lecture programs, Dr. York will deliver one of the keynote lectures at the 64th annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures in May 2007. Dr. York and his wife, Anne, have two sons, Matt and Brad.
The William M. Green Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program began in 1980 to perpetuate the memory of the accomplished Christian scholar William M. Green. Throughout the years, these lectures have featured 26 outstanding scholars from the Churches of Christ. Pepperdine offers the program to provide its students with a forum for the advancement of Christian scholarship.