Ray C. Petry was Professor of Church History at Duke University. The service opens with the reading of Dr. Petry’s main text for his sermon, 1 Timothy 4:7-16, from 0:00-2:12. Music plays from 2:21-5:59. An introduction to the speaker is given from 6:12-8:09. Dr. Petry’s message is entitled, “History and Collation: Reading, Teaching, and Research.” Petry speaks from 8:16-54:46. A closing prayer is offered from 55:00-55:24. This is part 2 of a 2 part lecture series.
After a prayer and an introduction (start-5:15), Olin Trivette Binkley, the Academic Dean and Professor of Christian Sociology and Ethics (and later President of SEBTS), speaks about the purpose of theological education from 1 Timothy 1:5.