Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-02-15

The Very Rev. Phillip Jensen, Dean of St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, Australia, will present the William E. Conger, Jr., Lectures on Biblical Preaching at Samford University Feb. 21-23.

The lectures, sponsored by Samford's Beeson Divinity School, will be at 11 a.m. each day in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel. The public is invited free of charge.

Jensen is a former chaplain to the University of New South Wales and rector of St. Matthias Church. He is the author of the popular "Two Ways to Live" evangelistic tract and founder of The Briefing magazine. He was named to his present post in 2003.

A discussion luncheon will follow the lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Cost is $6. For luncheon reservations, call 800-888-8266.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.