Come See “When Sparks Fly”

Posted: Aug 26, 2014

What happens when Mercersburg theology intersects with the life and thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pastor, prophet, martyr, spy? Find out Thursday, Sept. 25 when Dr. Lee Barrett, the Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Seminary, presents the Sheldon and Marie Mackey Memorial Lecture: “When Sparks Fly: Where Mercersburg and Bonhoeffer Meet.” You'll come away with an appreciation for "the intersection of an incarnational understanding of the sacraments and radical politics."

The lecture in Santee Chapel at 7:00 p.m. 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. Among the family members present will be the couple's eldest son Peter, a 1965 graduate of Lancaster Seminary. 

The late Rev. Sheldon Mackey's distinguished ministerial career included pastorates in Bethlehem, Orwigsburg, and Reading, Penn. He went on to serve in national leadership posts with the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the United Church of Christ, where for 18 years he was the first executive of the UCC Stewardship Council.

All are welcome to attend the free lecture Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Santee Chapel and join the family and Seminary community at a reception in Mayer Commons immediately following the lecture.