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SONG THAT BLESSES EARTH
RENOWN LYRICIST TO SPEAK
SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
St Louis, MO (September 15, 2014) -- Dr. Thomas H. Troeger, Ph.D, Yale University, presents the 2014 Pfautch Lectures on Monday, October 20 at 7pm, and Tuesday, October 21 at 7pm at Second Presbyterian Church in the Central West End.
The lectures, Song That Blesses Earth, are co-hosted by American Guild of Organists – St Louis Chapter, and Kirkwood Baptist Church, and consist of two different lectures. Dr. Troeger will present “Song That Deepens Faith” on Monday, Oct. 20. The topic of Tuesday’s lecture is “Song That Wakens Hope”.
Professor Troeger has written twenty books in the fields of preaching, poetry, hymnody and worship -- and is a frequent contributor to journals dedicated to these topics.
He writes a monthly column for Lectionary Homiletics and The American Organist.
He is also a flutist and and poet whose work appears in the hymnals of most denominations and is frequently set as choral anthems. For three years, Professor Troeger hosted the Season of Worship broadcast for Cokesbury, and has led conferences and lectureships in worship and preaching throughout North America, as well as in Denmark, Holland, Austraila, Japan, and Africa.
Ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1970 and in the Episcopal Church in 1999, Dr. Troeger is dually aligned with both traditions. He serves as national chaplain to the American Guild of Organists, and is a former president of the Academy of Homiletics (the North American guild of scholars in homiletics), and is the immediate past President of Societas Homiletica – the international guild of scholars in homiletics.
Both lectures will conclude with a Q & R session, followed by a time of fellowship and refreshment. Dr. Troeger will be available to sign his book, Music As Prayer: The Theology and Practice of Church Music
The lectures are free and open to the public. Individuals, families and students of all denominations are encouraged to attend. Second Presbyterian Church is located at 4501 Westminster Place (at Taylor) in the Central West End. For more information on “Song That Blesses Earth” and the Pfautch Lecture Series, please call 314-367-0367.