Jarvis Christian College Selects Speaker for J.N. Ervin Lecture
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Dr. Douglas Skinner, senior minister at Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dallas,



Texas, has been selected as speaker for the Jarvis Founders/Homecoming J. N. Ervin Lecture. Dr.



Skinner was last on the campus delivering the commencement address in 2009 where he received a



standing ovation. On Thursday, March 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the Smith-Howard Chapel, Dr. Skinner



will return to the campus to deliver the speech entitled “The Idea of a Christian College”. The J. N.



Ervin Lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.



Dr. Skinner has been a leader with Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 1997. His



leadership however extends beyond Northway. Dr. Skinner has served as the Moderator of the



Christian Church in the Southwest and as the Vice Moderator of the General Assembly of the



Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition, Dr. Skinner has served on a variety of boards



and task forces. He is heavily involved in the ecumenical partnership, Friendship Among Faiths. Dr.



Skinner is a gifted preacher, teacher, and writer. He is the author of At the Lord’s Table: Communion



Prayers for all Seasons and is currently working on several new books with Chalice Press.



Dr. Skinner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Northwest Christian College, a



Masters of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, and a Doctor of



Ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dr. Skinner also has a Certificate in



Spiritual Direction from the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico.



Jarvis Christian College will celebrate its Founders and Homecoming March 18-24. Other events



that are open to the public include: Convocation Speaker George E. Curry, UNCF Gospel



Extravaganza, Contemporary Concert and Greek Showcase, President’s Inaugural 5K Run/Walk,



and a Jr. Varsity Baseball game. For a schedule of Founders/Homecoming events visit



www.jarvis.edu.



Founded in 1912, the mission of Jarvis Christian College is to prepare students intellectually, socially,



spiritually and personally to pursue professional and graduate studies and productive careers.



Affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the College strives to instill in students the



values of Christianity, knowledge, service, and industry



Dr. Douglas Skinner, senior minister at Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dallas,



Texas, has been selected as speaker for the Jarvis Founders/Homecoming J. N. Ervin Lecture. Dr.



Skinner was last on the campus delivering the commencement address in 2009 where he received a



standing ovation. On Thursday, March 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the Smith-Howard Chapel, Dr. Skinner



will return to the campus to deliver the speech entitled “The Idea of a Christian College”. The J. N.



Ervin Lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.



Dr. Skinner has been a leader with Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 1997. His



leadership however extends beyond Northway. Dr. Skinner has served as the Moderator of the



Christian Church in the Southwest and as the Vice Moderator of the General Assembly of the



Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition, Dr. Skinner has served on a variety of boards



and task forces. He is heavily involved in the ecumenical partnership, Friendship Among Faiths. Dr.



Skinner is a gifted preacher, teacher, and writer. He is the author of At the Lord’s Table: Communion



Prayers for all Seasons and is currently working on several new books with Chalice Press.



Dr. Skinner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Northwest Christian College, a



Masters of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, and a Doctor of



Ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dr. Skinner also has a Certificate in



Spiritual Direction from the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico.



Jarvis Christian College will celebrate its Founders and Homecoming March 18-24. Other events



that are open to the public include: Convocation Speaker George E. Curry, UNCF Gospel



Extravaganza, Contemporary Concert and Greek Showcase, President’s Inaugural 5K Run/Walk,



and a Jr. Varsity Baseball game. For a schedule of Founders/Homecoming events visit



www.jarvis.edu.



Founded in 1912, the mission of Jarvis Christian College is to prepare students intellectually, socially,



spiritually and personally to pursue professional and graduate studies and productive careers.



Affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the College strives to instill in students the



values of Christianity, knowledge, service, and industry.

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