currie enrichment series

Our annual Currie Enrichment Series offers a weekend of presentations from noted theologians and scholars. 

The 2017 Currie Enrichment Series will be held March 31-April 2 and the speaker will be Dr. Thomas Long.


More information about Dr. Long and the weekend's schedule are available in this printable brochure.

Dr. thomas g. long

Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching

Candler School of Theology, Emory University


Dr. Long is deeply interested in biblical studies, practical theology, and liturgy. He has written commentaries on the biblical books of Hebrews, the Gospel of Matthew, and the Pastoral Epistles. His books on the Christian funeral, Accompany Them with Singing and The Good Funeral, have generated interest both in the academy and the media. His book What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith, was selected as the Book of the Year for 2011, an award given by the Academy of Parish Clergy to the best book published for parish ministry in the previous year. Baylor University named him one of the twelve most-effective preachers in the English-speaking world.


Schedule of events

PUZZLES & PARADOXES:  THE PARABLES OF JESUS


FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Lecture

Do You Not Understand This Parable?

Mysterious Parables as Jesus Spoke Them and Mark Wrote Them

FPC Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.


SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Informal Conversation & Coffee

with Dr. Long

FPC Ryan Hall at 10:00 a.m.


Lecture

Bridesmaids, Shepherds, Fools, and Con-Artists: The Parables in Matthew and Luke

FPC Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.


SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Worship Service in the FPC sanctuary

Open Windows

11:00 a.m.


Child care is available for all events.

Reservations are appreciated.

Call the church office at (830) 257-3310.


currie series history

In November 1988, the Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville passed a motion that monies given to the Centennial Celebration could be used for an on-going teaching of the scripture series in our church for our congregation and the Kerrville community. The name of the Series was changed in 2007 to the Currie Enrichment Series to honor former Pastor Thomas W. Currie, III.

Participants have included noted writers, biblical scholars, ethicists, psychologists, preachers, and theologians.


The Currie Enrichment Series Centennial Cross was designed for our centennial celebration in 1988 by Mike McIntyre, at that time a member of our congregation and V.P. of Marketing at James Avery. The meaning of the symbols are:

the Celtic cross - reflective of the Presbyterian tradition;

the dove - the Holy Spirit;

the circle - eternity,

the nimbus - of the descending dove;

the clasped hands - Christian fellowship, benevolence, love, friendship, spurring one another on;

the hearts - Christian love;

the shell - the living waters of Christ, Holy Baptism.