SEBTS Convocation - Robert Lee Richardson, Jr. January 20, 1981

  • 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).
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  • April 28, 2023
  • SEBTS_Convocation_Robert_Lee_Richardson_Jr_1981-01-20
Date Created
  • January 20, 1981
  • 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.