Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-01-28

The preaching faculty of Samford's Beeson Divinity School will be the featured speakers at the school's William E. Conger, Jr., Lectures on Biblical Preaching Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 24-26.

The series will feature Dr. Charles T. Carter on Tuesday, Dr. Robert Smith on Wednesday and Dr. Doug Webster on Thursday. All will speak on the theme, "Proclaiming Jesus as Lord," at 11 a.m. each day. The public is invited free of charge. Programs on Wednesday and Thursday will be in A. Gerow Hodges Chapel.

Tuesday's service, a joint worship with the Alabama State Board of Missions' State Evangelism Conference, will be in Wright Center Concert Hall. Samford School of the Arts dean Dr. Joseph Hopkins and his wife, Suzanne, will present music.

A by-reservation discussion luncheon will follow the Wednesday program. For information and reservations, call (205) 726-2731.

The annual Conger lecture series is made possible through the generosity of the late Col. William E. Conger, Jr., a longtime personal advisor to Ralph Waldo Beeson, founding benefactor of Beeson Divinity School.

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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.