Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields 
8000 St. Martin's Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19118

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Natalee Hill 
Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields 

Inaugural Helen White Memorial Lecture: "Why Read the Bible?" 

The inaugural Helen White Memorial Lecture remembers her lifetime dedication to making the Word of God accessible to "the people in the pews". The inaugural lecture will answer the question, "Why Read the Bible" and will feature Biblical Scholar and Princeton Theological Seminary Professor, the Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto. Reception to follow.

The inaugural lecture of the series will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto who serves as the Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Professor Barreto is a New Testament scholar whose work focuses on the Acts of the Apostles. He is known at PTS as a popular, engaging, and inspiring professor who encourages deep investigation and wide-ranging application of the biblical text. He is looking forward to addressing a favorite subject, “Why Read the Bible?”, when he delivers his address at the Helen White Memorial Lecture.

The event is free and a free-will donation will be collected at the lecture to support the ongoing series.

Pre-Registration is Now Closed. Please Join Us at the Door.

If you'd like information about future Helen White Lectures or Biblical Studies, please email Natalee Hill at nhill@stmartinec.org to be added to our list.

Helen White

Helen White, who died January 11, 2018, was an effective and passionate creator of biblical studies opportunities for - in her words - “the people in the pew.” Starting in the 1970s at St. Thomas, Whitemarsh, and then as a staff member for the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, Helen planted group after group organized to study the Gospels and then all the texts of the Old and New Testament. Four groups she started are still studying at her home parish, the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto 

Professor Barreto lists among his publications Ethnic Negotiations: The Function of Race and Ethnicity in Acts 16 (Mohr Siebeck, 2010), Exploring the Bible (Fortress, 2016) and In Tongues of Mortals and Angels (Lexington, 2018).  He is the editor of Reading Theologically (Fortress, 2014),  and is a is also a regular contributor to ONScripture.org, the Huffington Post, WorkingPreacher.org, and EntertheBible.org. For more, go to ericbarreto.com and follow him on Twitter @ericbarreto.