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Lutheran minister Martin E. Marty to present Weber Memorial Lecture - March 7

Martin E. Marty(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) - Lutheran minister Martin E. Marty will present "Embodying Community in Ministry" as part of the Moravian Theological Seminary's Weber Memorial Lecture Series. The program will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Seminary's Bahnson Center, 60 W. Locust Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The program is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Marty will discuss strategies for pastors of small to midsize congregations to generate support when experiencing financial difficulties. He will discuss how pastors can uphold their spirit and "attract-ability." He will also discuss the definitions of "soul" and "spirit," showing how to revitalize congregations and exhilarate ministry in congregational settings.

Marty is the Fairfax M. Cone distinguished service professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, the George B. Caldwell senior scholar-in-residence at the Park Ridge Center. Marty, an author of over fifty books, is also editor of Second Opinion, the fortnightly newsletter Context, and the weekly e-mail column Sightings. His honors include the National Humanities Medal, the National Book award, the Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and sixty-seven honorary degrees.

The Weber Lectures were established at the Seminary in 1950 in memory of Rev. Christian O. Weber and his wife, Dorothy Pfohl Weber, by their sons, Herbert '52, Christian '49, and Bruce.

For information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at Moravian Theological Seminary at (610) 861-1519.