2017 Oreon E. Scott Lectures

The 62nd Oreon E. Scott Lectures will be held April 24-25, 2017, at Bethany College. This year, our lecturer is Brian Mclaren. 

Registration for the Lectures opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 24, at the Mountainside Conference Center. The day’s events begin at 9:30 a.m. with a greeting, followed by Mclaren’s first presentation. 

During free time provided after the Monday afternoon lecture, you can tour Bethany’s two National Historic Landmarks - the Campbell Mansion and Old Main. You can also visit the Disciples of Christ Historical Society. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. in Bethany Memorial Church, followed by a worship service and sermon at the Church.

To register online, click here.

Schedule of Presentations

Monday, April 24
9:30 a.m. The Spiritual Migration
10:45 a.m. The Theological Migration
Noon Campbell Scholars Luncheon
1:30 p.m. The Mission Migration
4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Open House at the Disciples of Christ Historical Society
Tours of Campbell Mansion will be available
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Worship Service
    Rev. Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg
    President of Bethany College
8:30 p.m. Reception with Dr. Rodenberg - Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights


Tuesday, April 25

9:30 a.m.

A Holy Conversation – Rev. Thaddaeus B. Allen,
Regional Minister and President, The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
in West Virginia & Pennsylvania

Part I: Reflections on the Lecture - Implications and Applications
Part II: Open Forum - Issues from the Pastors and the Parishes

Noon Lunch (in the Dining Hall or a box lunch for the road)