SEBTS Adams Lecture - Thomas H. Conley February 10, 1982

  • Thomas H. Conley was the senior minister of North Side Drive Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. The service begins with organ music (00:00-04:09). The speaker gives a word of prayer (04:10-05:24). Thomas H. Conley is introduced as the Adams Lecturer (05:25-10:16). The choir sings the anthem (10:17-13:07). Conley begins his lecture by inviting everyone to an afternoon talk, and he introduces his theme of reorienting worship back to its historical and Christological roots (13:08-18:44). Conley lists many early liturgical texts from the early church, and he explains the importance of the centrality of the Eucharist in Christian worship and a church calendar centered on the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ (18:45-33:21). Conley walks through the Christian year as it is celebrated at his church, North Side Drive, and he says that these practices help the people of God see all aspects of Christ and his ministry and promote ecumenism (33:22-47:10). Conley concludes by giving his critique of the pulpit centered religious entertainment culture of the evangelical church, and he urges them to retrieve their historical, liturgical, and Christ-centered practices of worship (47:11-55:42). The service ends with a word of prayer (55:43-56:59).
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  • September 8, 2023
  • SEBTS_Adams_Lecture_Thomas_H_Conley_1982-02-10
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  • February 10, 1982
  • Wake Forest (N.C.)
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    SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings, SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings - 1980s, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.