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Renowned Biblical Scholar to Deliver 2014 Steel Lecture at Hendrix

CONWAY, Ark. (December 4, 2013) – Renowned biblical scholar Dr. Walter Brueggemann will deliver the 2014 Hendrix College Steel Lecture on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Mills A.

Brueggemann is the author of more than 100 books including The Prophetic ImaginationMessage of the Psalms, and Truth Speaks to Power. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and professor emeritus of the Ohio Theological University.

Read more about Dr. Brueggemann here.

Brueggemann will be on campus as part of a semester-long series at Hendrix focusing on the theme "On Living Christian Faith."

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of the Chaplain at 501-450-1263 or

Prior to the Steel Lecture, Hendrix will host the 29th Annual Steel-Hendrix Awards banquet will be at 5:30 p.m. in Worsham Performance Hall in the Student Life and Technology Center.

This year’s Steel-Hendrix Award recipients are:

  • Mauzel Beal – The Mary and Ira A. Brumley Award for Religious Education
  • Rev. Ed Matthews – The Ethel K. Millar Award for Religion and Social Awareness
  • Zach Schrick – The Hendrix College Youth Director of the Year

Read more about the Steel-Hendrix Award recipients and banquet here.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit