Tenth annual Lewis Preaching Series coming to First Presbyterian

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 14, 2015

Dr. William J. Carl III, president and professor of homiletics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will be at First Presbyterian of Salisbury for the tenth annual Lewis Preaching Series event to take place on Feb. 21 and 22.

There will be a workshop session that Saturday morning at 9 a.m., titled “Brains, Bodies, Beliefs & Behavior.”

Dr. Carl will preach at all three services Sunday and his sermon topic will be “You’re Somebody!”

He will speak on “The Marks of an Alive and Growing Church” Sunday evening at 6 p.m. in Lewis Hall.

Dr. Carl came to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2005, after 22 years of being the senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas, and five years as adjunct professor at Austin Theological Seminary. He has also taught at Union Seminary in Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Carl earned a bachelor of science in religion, philosophy and greek from the University of Tulsa; a master of divinity from Louisville Seminary; and a doctorate of philosophy in rhetoric/communication from the University of Pittsburgh.

He has also received three honorary degrees: doctor of divinity from Presbyterian College, doctor of humane letters from Sterling College, and doctor of science from Waynesburg College.

Carl has spoken at churches, colleges, and universities in the United States and abroad, including England, South Korea, Russia, India and China. As well as preaching and speaking, Carl has done extensive work in writing and editing.

He is an ethics consultant to major corporations, an active member of the International Neuroethics Society and the National Association of Corporate Directors, as well as currently serving on the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education.

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