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Oklahoma City University’s Religion School Celebrates Anniversary

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s Wimberly School of Religion will celebrate its 30th anniversary next month during the 2012 Martha Jean Lemon Special Lectures. An open house at the school will begin at 4 p.m. Feb. 16, followed by a reception and dinner with lectures about “The Bible and the Church” scheduled throughout the day.

Bishop Robert E. Hayes Jr. will speak at 1 p.m. Feb. 16 on “How the Bible Shaped the Church” at the university’s weekly chapel service. Dr. Amy Oden, dean of the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C., will discuss “How the Church Shaped the Bible” at 3 p.m. and Hayes and Oden will present a dialogue lecture about their topics at 7:30 p.m. All lectures will be held in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel and are free to the public.

Tickets to the reception and dinner can be purchased for $10 each by calling Cathy Bewley at (405) 208-5284.  Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 8.

“For the past 30 years, the Wimberly School of Religion at Oklahoma City University has dedicated itself to preparing students to serve their church and community through a variety of Christian vocations,” said Sharon Betsworth, director of the Wimberly School of Religion. “We hope our alumni and others will join us in celebrating our past accomplishments and our vision for the future.”