Ten Candler faculty members and two other members of the Emory community will headline Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church’s 2017 summer lecture series, “Theology of Hymns: Songs that Shape Us.” The lectures will take place on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. in Glenn’s Ward Fellowship Hall between the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services. The sessions are free, and all are welcome. The schedule of lectures and topics is below.

June 4: Elizabeth Corrie, Associate Professor in the Practice of Youth Education and Peacebuilding: “‘The Canticle of Turning’ and the Magnificat”

June 11: Brent A. Strawn, Professor of Old Testament: “Songs of Scripture”

June 18:  Eric Nelson, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at Emory University: “From Psalm to Hymn”

June 25: Larry M. Goodpaster, Bishop-in-Residence: “The Church's One Foundation”

July 2:  Khalia J. Williams, Assistant Dean of Worship and Music and Assistant Professor in the Practice of Worship: “How Great Thou Art”

July 9:  Jesse Karlsberg, Vice President of Sacred Harp Publishing Company and Senior Digital Scholarship Strategist at Emory University: “Sacred Harp Music”

July 16:  Anne Burkholder, Associate Dean of Methodist Studies and Professor in the Practice of Ecclesiology and Church Leadership: “Be Thou My Vision”

July 23: Patrick Graham, Librarian and Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography: “The Psalms in Paraphrase: A Collision of Text and Worship”

July 30:  Patrick Graham, Librarian and Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography: “Theology of the Hymnal: The Hymnal as a Cultural and Religious Artifact”

August  6: Thomas W. Elliott Jr., Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

August 13: Karen D. Scheib, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology: “Now the Green Blade Riseth”

August 20: Joel M. LeMon, Associate Professor of Old Testament: “Sound Faith: From Ancient Psalter to Modern Hymnal”

August 27: Timothy Albrecht, Professor of Church Music and University Organist: “Teach Me, My God and My King”

Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307.