President Blount Raises Bar on Apocalypse Lectures

“He has raised the bar for all of us,” said Lynn McClintock, director of alumni/ae development at Union Presbyterian Seminary, referring to the lectures given by President Brian K. Blount for the Beecher Lectures at Yale Divinity School. 

Blount’s series entitled Invasion of the Dead: Preaching Resurrection through the Lens of Apocalyptic Eschatology challenged preachers and teachers alike to proclaim the gospel with renewed conviction—and with a new vision.

“These lectures were a clarion call for the church to live out a bold witness to the risen Christ in a world which has grown comfortable with death and darkness,” said Ed McLeod (’85),  senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, North Carolina. “These were not just great lectures, they were important lectures.”

More details on the lectures and their content will appear in the fall/winter issue of Focus magazine including an interview with Blount. Click here to watch videos.

The Lyman Beecher Lectureship on Preaching at Yale Divinity School was established April 12, 1871.  Beecher was a Presbyterian and Congregationalist minister who held pastorates in East Hampton, Long Island, New York, Litchfield, Connecticut, and Boston, Massachusetts. He was also the first President of Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio.