Robert Lee Richardson, Jr. was Associate Professor of Supervised Ministry. The service begins with President Lolley giving a word of prayer for the release of the Iranian hostages and the transition of presidential administrations (00:00-02:27). Lolley welcomes everyone to convocation and declares the beginning of the 30th academic year (02:28-03:37). Dr. Eddins presents the Middler Theology Award to student Robert A. Radcliff (03:38-04:57). Lolley gives a story about Southeastern alumnus Gene Williams helping him during a hurricane, and he speaks about the Heritage Woods Project (04:58-09:17). Gene Williams gives a brief word of why he appreciates Southeastern, and he presents a key and check for the Heritage Woods Project (09:18-14:03). Lolley accepts the key and check, and he presents the adjunct faculty for the Spring term (14:04-16:00). Robert Lee Richardson, Jr. is presented as the convocation speaker (16:01-17:21). Richardson begins his sermon by giving his theme of preparation for ministry (17:22-21:55). Richardson’s first point is the image of the minister as the scholarly pastor (21:56-29:32). His second point is the image of the professional minister (29:33-39:54). Richardson’s final point the image of the minister as a wounded healer (39:55-47:40). Richardson concludes his sermon by giving his ideas of how Southeastern can prepare students for ministry (47:41-55:49). Lolley ends the service by reading 2 Timothy 3:17, and he gives a word of prayer (55:50-56:32).
Robert Lee Richardson, Jr. was Associate Professor of Supervised Ministry. The service begins with a word of prayer (00:00-01:25). Richardson reads John 3:1-15 (01:26-04:17). He begins his sermon by speaking on his mid-life crisis and its relation to the story of Nicodemus (04:18-06:02). He walks through the story of Jesus meeting Nicodemus, and he looks upon the idea of transcendence in the new birth (06:03-13:29). Richardson gives a series of stories of his time as a professor to help the audience understand how he is dealing with the transcendence of God (14:30-24:09). He concludes his sermon by looking at the other two mentions of Nicodemus in the Gospel of John (24:10-25:33). Richardson ends the service with a prayer (25:34-25:59).
Robert Lee Richardson, Jr. was Assistant Professor of Field Education. The service begins with the reading of 1 Corinthians 9:3-18 from 0:00-3:27. Music plays from 3:36-5:39. Dr. Richardson speaks from 6:03-27:11. He preaches on the necessity and urgency to preach the gospel. Closing music plays from 27:17-30:55.