Earl Lavender Presents at Christian Scholar Lecture
Pepperdine Magazine is the feature magazine for Pepperdine University and its growing community of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends.
Earl Lavender, executive director of the Institute for Christian Spirituality at Lipscomb University in Tennessee, presented "Redemptive Spirituality (What God Intended in Creation)" as the subject of Pepperdine's 31st annual William M. Green Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture.
Lavender serves as the director of missions and professor in the College of Bible and Ministry at Lipscomb University, and is the author of numerous books and articles, including entries in The Encyclopedia of Early Christianity (1990) and his most recent bookLiving God's Love: An Invitation to Christian Spirituality (2004), coauthored with Gary Holloway.
Born on the mission field in Trieste, Italy, Lavender and his wife Rebecca have planted churches in Italy and Illinois. As a member of the Lipscomb faculty since 1991, he has also served as the missionary-in-residence, led education initiatives, and participated in missions or led mission trips to Italy, Australia, Germany, England, Scotland, Ghana, China, and India.
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 outstanding scholars from Churches of Christ. Pepperdine offers the program to provide its students with a forum for the advancement of Christian scholarship.