Trinity informs about theology

Published 9:49 am Monday, September 17, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Dr. Ted Mashburn from the University of Mobile will be speaking at Trinity Episcopal Church Sept. 20.
According to the Rev. Sandra Mayer, Mashburn is an exceptional speaker and she looks forward for the people of Atmore to hear his thoughts.
"Dr. Ted Mashburn is a leading theologian in this area," Mayer said. "I appreciate and value his theology and his understanding and presentation of Christian theology. He always makes a good presentation of how we are to grow spiritually."
The title of Mashburn's talk is "From Milk to Meat: Towards Maturity in Christian Believing" and Mayer said it should be more interesting than a typical theologian's speech.
"He just brings a different dimension to otherwise dry, theological lectures," Mayer said. "He's acknowledgeable, a Christian and dedicated to his work. Because of his incredible way of presenting theology and how we are to grow on Christian believing, it should be a great night."
Mayer said that many Christians are still needing to mature in their Christianity and that Mashburn has a way of informing people how to do so.
"Most of us are still in junior high in our Christian journey," she said. "He can help us in progressing into high school. He gives us the opportunity to examine how we can grow spiritually. He's very challenging in his presentation of the gospel. I think he's a treat."
Mashburn is from Bay Minette. He graduated from Baldwin County High School and then attended Livingston University on a four-year athletic scholarship. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in social science.
The theologian has contributed articles and presented reports on different subject matters including fundamentalism, spirituality, Greek poets, early and Medieval Christian writers and on the nature of theology. He is now working on a compilation of essays on the topic of spiritual maturity. He is married to Rene' and they currently live in Fairhope.
Mayer said she chose Mashburn to speak because she feels it is important for the Atmore community to hear informative individuals.
"Trinity Church is committed to bringing this caliber of speaker to Atmore because we believe it's important for people to hear these kinds of professional people," she said. "We feel it's part of our responsibility to the community to bring this kind of speaker to the them. We invite anyone and everyone to come."
Mashburn will be at Trinity Episcopal Church Thursday at 6 p.m.

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