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C. Michael Hawn Will Present 2004 Smyth Lectures at CTS Common Worship: Praying and Singing in the 21st Century


Decatur, GA.— C. Michael Hawn will deliver the 2004 Smyth Lectures, October 12-14, at Columbia Theological Seminary, in Decatur, GA. The public is invited to attend the lectures, which are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. each day in the Harrington Center Chapel. Hawn is professor of church music at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1992. An ordained Baptist minister, he holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Church Music degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received the Bachelor of Music Education from Wheaton College. His teaching and research include global and cross-cultural worship and music, hymnology, and the enlivening of congregational song. Widely published, his recent works include Gather into One: Praying and Singing Globally (Eerdmans, 2003); One Bread, One Body: Exploring Cultural Diversity in Worship (The Alban Institute, 2003). Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Smyth Lectures were established in 1911 by the bequest of the Rev. Thomas Smyth, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SC. The aim of the bequest was to establish “a course of lectures on the fundamental principles of the Christian faith.” For more information about this year’s lectures, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 404.687.4521. 

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