Gene E. Bartlett was the president of Colgate-Rochester Divinity School. Dr. Binkley opens the service with an introduction to the speaker from 0:00-3:20. Dr. Bartlett speaks from 3:26-47:43. He encourages the students to share the gospel with urgency and the ministry of reconciliation.
Fred Bentley was the president of Mars Hill College. The service starts with an opening scripture reading from 0:00-0:53. A responsive reading occurs from 1:07-3:10. A prayer is offered from 3:11-5:08. Dr. Binkley introduces the speaker from 5:22-7:06. Dr. Bentley speaks from 7:13-21:21. His source text was Luke 19:1-8. Bentley preaches on how Jesus takes notice of us when we feel invisible.
Norman Adrian Wiggins was the president of Campbell College. The service starts with a scripture reading from 0:00-0:12. A responsive reading is read from 0:23-2:03. A prayer is offered from 2:05-3:33. An introduction to the speaker is given by Dr. Binkley from 3:50-6:28. Dr. Wiggins speaks from 6:32-25:52.
James L. Sullivan was Executive Secretary of the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Binkley prays from 0:00-2:53. Dr. Binkley introduces the speaker from 3:00-5:05. Rev. Sullivan speaks from 5:07-26:58.
William David Davies was a theological educator from Duke University. The service starts with prayer from 0:00-2:18. Dr. Binkley introduces the speaker from 2:27-4:45. Dr. Davies speaks from 4:58-48:18. Davies’ topic was “Moral Teaching in the New Testament.” Dr. Binkley closes the service in prayer from 48:32-48:52.
James E. Tull was Professor of Theology. The service begins with a prayer from 0:00-0:30. An Old Testament and New Testament reading take place from 0:41-5:16. Awards and degrees are presented from 5:30-41:45. Dr. Binkley introduces Dr. Tull from 42:21-30. He speaks from 42:46-57:57. Tull delivers a charge to the graduates to spread the gospel to the world. Dr. Binkley closes the service in prayer from 58:15-58:51.
Theodore Floyd Adams was a prominent pastor and Baptist leader who had accepted a position at SEBTS. The service begins with a prayer from 0:00-1:43. Ezekiel 34:2-15 is read from 1:53-4:25. A prayer is offered from 4:26-7:06. The graduating class presents their class gift from 7:16-8:47. Dr. Binkley introduces the speaker from 8:59-11:58. Dr. Adams speaks from 12:15-41:41. Rev. Adams encourages the graduates to be faithful to God in all that they do as they leave Southeastern. A closing prayer is offered from 41:48-42:15.
The service starts with the somber announcement of the passing of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 0:00-1:16. Dr. Binkley explains the order of the service from 1:36-3:32. A prayer is offered from 3:45-9:03. Quiet reflection takes place from 9:05-12:05. Jeremiah 4:23-26 is read from 12:08-13:14. Matthew 5:38-48 is read from 13:17-15:09. Quiet reflection continues from 15:10-17:30. A closing prayer is offered from 17:32-19:14. and This memorial service was held in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. one day after his assassination.
Martin Emil Marty was Associate Professor of Church History at the University of Chicago. (He is an American Lutheran religious scholar who has written extensively on religion in the United States.) The service begins with a word of prayer by Dr. Binkley from 0:00-1:24. Dr. Binkley introduces the speaker from 1:51-3:56. Dr. Marty speaks from 4:00-47:55. His lectures are focused on the “Christian Uses of the Future.” The service closes in a word of prayer from 47:59-48:33. This was part 1 of a 4 part lectures series.