Friday, May 15, 2009

News Release - Michael Morgan

(photos by Morris Abernathy)

Union displays rare bibles and psalters from guest lecturer’s private collection

JACKSON, Tenn. – May 15, 2009 - Rare collectible bibles and artifact psalters, some over 470 years old, were on display at Union University as part of the current semester long Psalms Project. Michael Morgan, musician for Columbia Theological Seminary, displayed several items from his private collection which contains over 3400 total volumes. Of particular interest was an original first edition 1611 King James Bible.

In addition to displaying his collection Morgan also gave a lecture on the history and practice of congregational psalm singing. The lecture was held in the Grant Events Center and was sponsored by Union University’s Psalms Project which has been funded by the Calvin Worship Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mark Dubis, Associate Professor of Christians Studies at Union University said, “Michael Morgan is both a gifted musician and someone with a vast knowledge of the history of the use of Psalms in worship. Although the singing of Psalms is lost to some Christian traditions, Morgan inspired us to recover this treasure in our worship, reminding us that the Church has a long tradition of contemporizing the Psalms so that they may speak afresh to new generations.”

During his visit to Union Morgan also served as guest lecturer in the English Department’s “History of the English Language” class taught by Gavin Richardson and in the Music Department’s “Hymnology” class taught by Michael Penny.

Morgan is an expert in the history and literature of the English Bible, Psalms, and liturgies of the English Church. His personal library of English Bibles, Testaments, Psalters, and liturgies is one of the most comprehensive private collections in the country, with over 3,400 volumes. In 1999 his personal paraphrase of the Psalms, The Psalter for Christian Worship, was published by the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Michael Morgan - "History and Practice of Singing the Psalms"

May 12, 2009
Michael Morgan
Seminary Musician
Columbia Theological Seminary
Atlanta, Georgia

Address: “History and Practice of Singing the Psalms”

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Web Drake - Monologue Presentation of Psalm 23

May6, 2009
Web Drake
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
Union University

Address: Monologue Presentation of Psalm 23 (audio coming soon)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Richard Wells - "Using the Psalms in Pastoral Prayer"

April 25, 2009
Richard Wells

Dean of the Chapel
Professor of Christian Studies
Union University

From the "Word Within the Word" Bible Conference
Address: "Using the Psalms in Pastoral Prayer"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Don Whitney - "If God is For Us, Who Is Against Us?"

April 24, 2009
Don Whitney
Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality
Senior Associate Dean of the School of Theology
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky
Address: If God is For Us, Who Is Against Us? (Romans 8:31)

For more free audio from Don Whitney similar to this click here:
biblicalspirituality.org/audio

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Richard Wells - "Psalm 22: The Psalm of the Cross"

April 8, 2009
Richard Wells

Dean of the Chapel
Professor of Christian Studies
Union University

Address: "Psalm 22: The Psalm of the Cross"


Friday, April 3, 2009

Leland Ryken - "The Psalms as Lyric Poems for Private Worship"

April 3
Leland Ryken

Professor of English
Wheaton College - Wheaton, Illinois

Address: “The Psalms as Lyric Poems for Private Worship"

Friday, March 20, 2009

Craig Christina - "My Heart's Cry"

March 20
Craig Christina
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church - Jackson, TN

Address: "Psalm 27:1-14: My Heart's Cry, David Teaches Us What to Seek"

Friday, March 13, 2009

Richard Joiner -- Performing the Psalms


March 13
Richard Joiner
Chairman (retired), Department of Music
Union University

Address:"Performing the Psalms"

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Calvin Seerveld - "Psalms of Lament - Why We Need to Learn to Cry in Church"

March 11
Calvin Seerveld
Professor Emeritus
Institute for Christian Studies
Toronto, Ontario

Address: "Psalms of Lament - Why We Need to Learn to Cry in Church"
(unfortunately the audio is unavailable)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Douglas Bond - "Biblical Poetry in a Post-Biblical, Post-Poetry World"

March 6, 2009
Douglas Bond
Author/Artist
Tacoma, Washington

Morning Session (Chapel):
Address: "Biblical Poetry in a Post-Biblical, Post-Poetry World"

Afternoon Session:
Address:"How the Psalms Should Shape our Songs"

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ray Ortlund, Jr. - "Psalms 1"


March 4, 2009
Ray Ortlund, Jr.
Senior Pastor
Immanuel Church, Nashville, TN
Address: "Psalm 1 - The Word and Worship"

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Marty Goetz - The Psalms and Music


Feb 25, 2009
Marty Goetz
Singer/Songwriter
Address: "The Psalms and Music"

Friday, February 20, 2009

Craig Blaising - The Psalms in Early Christian Worship


Feb 20, 2009
Craig Blaising
Executive Vice President and Provost, Professor of Theology
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
Address: "The Psalms in Early Christian Worship"