On Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Santee Chapel, Professor Lee Barrett will present the Sheldon and Marie Mackey Memorial Lecture, “When Sparks Fly: Where Mercersburg and Bonhoeffer Meet.”
This lecture will honor the late Sheldon Mackey, a 1939 graduate of Lancaster Seminary, and his wife, Marie, in the year in which they would have celebrated their 100th birthdays. Their eldest son Peter, a 1965 graduate of Lancaster Seminary, will share a few words as part of this program, and the Mackeys' other offspring will attend.
Rev. Sheldon Mackey's distinguished ministerial career included pastorates in Bethlehem, Orwigsburg, and Reading, Pa. before assuming national leadership positions with the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the United Church of Christ. He was the first executive of the Stewardship Council of the United Church of Christ, and served in that capacity for 18 years.
Lee Barrett’s compelling lecture on the intersection of Mercersburg theology with the life and thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pastor, prophet, martyr, spy, will deliver insights into "the intersection of an incarnational understanding of the sacraments and radical politics."
A reception, with a birthday cake, will follow the lecture in the Mayer Commons (the old library). All are welcome.