Tex Sample will lecture in OKC
On May 5, theologian Tex Sample’s visit in the Oklahoma City area begins when he preaches at the 11 a.m. chapel service for Saint Paul School of Theology at OCU.
Rev. Dr. Sample then will participate in the seminary’s spring curriculum, Models of Ministry.
The day will culminate in a free public lecture, "To Seek Justice: Community Organizing as Discipleship," at 7 p.m. in Norman at McFarlin United Methodist Church.
His lecture will integrate the practices of grassroots organizing into the practices of a theology of justice.
His presentations are made possible by contributions from the South Oklahoma City District, Saint Paul seminary, and McFarlin UMC.
Sample is the Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, where he taught for 32 years.
He also is a freelance lecturer and international speaker. He has published 12 books.
"Tex" is not a nickname. His father named him after Texanna Gillham, an African-American woman who lived near Shelbyville, Texas.
He has been a delegate at four General Conferences and six Jurisdictional Conferences.
On May 5 at the Norman church, a reception in his honor begins at 6:30. Childcare is available. RSVP by April 29 to Jill Perrin at email@example.com or 405-603-8622.