Truman Morrison Lecture Series

Truman Morrison Lecture Series

The annual Truman Morrison Lectures Series honors the legacy of Edgewood’s founding pastor and continues his question for social justice infused with lively theological thought and committed action. Each fall Edgewood invites a nationally renowned speaker for a weekend of living discussion and events.

After a hiatus, the Truman Morrison Lectures Series returned with The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel, Michigan UCC Conference Minister and author of When Spiritual but Not Religious Is Not Enough.

March 17, 2024: “A Post-Pandemic Church Parable”

10:00am Worship, Lillian Daniel Preaching

 1:00pm Lecture and Reception

Past Speakers

2018: Alice Hunt, Executive Director of the American Academy of Religion

2017: Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek, co-founder of Near West Theatre in Cleveland, OH

2016: Jennifer Harvey, Professor of Religion at Drake University and author of Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation

2015: Don Saliers, William Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship (Emeritus) at Emory University

2014: Michael Lawrence, Professor of Law and Foster Swift Professor of Constitutional Law at MSU College of Law

2013: Preston Williams, Professor of Contemporary Theology and Social Change (Emeritus) at Harvard Divinity School

2012: Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Practical Biblical Theology at Duke University

2011: Special Program: “Unveiling Martin Luther Through Drama and Music”

2010: Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary.

2009: Mohammed Ayboob, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at MSU’s James Madison College

2008: Melanie Morrison, founder of Allies for Change

2007: Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary