Published on November 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. by Kristen Padilla  
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Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School has announced that Timothy Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, will lecture at Samford Nov. 8, 2016.

The Election Day lecture will be open to the public as part of the school’s Faith, Work and Economics series.

Keller is a renowned speaker and cofounder of the Gospel Coalition. He also is a New York Times best-selling author with two of his books, The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, having sold more than one million copies and having been translated into 15 languages.

“Keller’s deep interest in this subject has resulted in his significant book, Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work, and the establishment of a major faith and work ministry at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan,” said Mark DeVine, director of the Kern Family Foundation Faith and Work grant and associate professor at Beeson Divinity School. “We look forward to Keller’s visit as part of our Faith and Work series.”

 
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.