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'Worship in Wait' speaker emphasizes music in worship


February 8, 2008

Wake Forest University’s “Worship in Wait” speaker series presents Don Saliers, renowned scholar of worship and music, at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in Wait Chapel.  His sermon is titled “Growing Up Is Hard to Do” and is based on a Bible verse from Ephesians.  The Centenary United Methodist Church chancel choir will perform during the service.

Saliers will also give a talk at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 in Davis Chapel titled “Worship Come to Its Senses:  Humanity at Full Stretch Before God,” which will include music performed by Saliers.  The lecture is part of the Margaret A. Steelman Lectureship, which provides support for well-recognized lecturers of Judeo-Christian theology to speak at Wake Forest Divinity School. 

Saliers is the author of several books, including “Worship Come to Its Senses” and “Soul in Paraphrase:  Prayer and Religious Affections.”  He has also co-written several publications with his daughter, Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, including “A Song to Sing, A Life to Live.”  In 2007, Saliers retired from his position as William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship and director of the Master of Sacred Music program at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. 

The “Worship in Wait” series brings distinguished preachers from diverse religious traditions to Wait Chapel. The goal of the series is to respond to contemporary issues within the context of ecumenical worship.  Both events are free and open to the public.  For more information, call 336-758-5121.

Press Contacts:

Audrey Fannin
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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