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By John D. Pierce

Here’s a deal: What if you could soak in some remarkable American music and then gain insights from a most-thoughtful theologian?

We’ll even throw in a really nice dinner shared with a bunch of delightful people.

That’s exactly what is being planned for Thursday evening, April 21, in Birmingham, Ala.

The Judson-Rice Dinner honoring Dr. Fisher Humphreys will be held at Mountain Brook Baptist Church, 3631 Montevallo Road, South. A reception and registration will begin at 5:30pm with the dinner and program at 6:00pm.

hortonMulti-instrumentalist and composer Bobby Horton, who collaborated with director Ken Burns on documentary series including The Civil War, Baseball and The National Parks, will perform.

buggHe’ll be joined by baritone Bill Bugg, retired from the music faculty of Samford University, to provide outstanding and humor-infused American folk music.

The annual Judson-Rice Award from Nurturing Faith will be presented to Dr. Humphreys, professor of theology, emeritus, from Samford’s Beeson Divinity School.

He is the author of numerous books including Thinking About God, The Death of Christ, Fundamentalism (with Philip Wise), and God So Loved the World.

fisherAlways incisive, challenging and hopeful, Dr. Humphreys will share insights following the award presentation.

Dinner reservations ($25 per person or $200 for a table for 8 persons) may be made online or by calling (478) 301-5655. Or mail a check payable to Baptists Today, P.O. Box 6318, Macon, GA 31208-6318.

Want to be a sponsor? Make a gift of $250 to honor Dr. Humphreys and be recognized among the event sponsors and receive dinner reservations for two.

Please join us!

 

 

John Pierce

About John Pierce

John D. Pierce is editor of Nurturing Faith Journal — the signature publication of Baptists Today, Inc. He is also publisher of Nurturing Faith Books and Resources. Previously he served as managing editor of The Christian Index and as Baptist campus minister at Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State University. A native of Ringgold, Ga., he is a graduate of Berry College (B.A.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Columbia Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He speaks frequently in churches, consults with congregations concerning communications and holds interim pastorates.