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Stephen ReidThe role our social standing plays in our interpretation of the Bible will be the focus of the annual Lakeland College Mission House Lecture.

Stephen B. Reid, a faculty member at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, a Baptist theological seminary at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, will discuss the role that one's social and economic status, ethnicity and race plays in the interpretation of the Bible.

The free talk is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. in Lakeland's Bradley Theatre. The Mission House Lecture is an annual talk by a leading religion leader and pays tribute to Lakeland's founding as Mission House College.

Following the lecture, a luncheon with Reid is planned from 12:30-2 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and reservations are required by Oct. 14. Register online at Lakeland.edu/MHC or contact Linda Bosman at or 920-565-1023, ext. 2151.

Reid is the author or editor of "Experience and Traditions: A Primer in Black Biblical Hermeneutics," "Listening In: A Multicultural Reading of the Psalms," "Prophets and Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Gene M. Tucker" and "Psalms and Practice: Worship, Virtue and Authority."

An ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren, he is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association.

 

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