Dr. Peter Lillback will give a
special President's Day lecture on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in
Logsdon Chapel. Entitled "Freedom's Holy Light," Dr. Lillback’s
message will explore the spiritual beliefs of George Washington.Chapel credit will be
available at this event.
Dr. Lillback is president and
professor of historical theology and church history at Westminster
Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is also the author of the #1
National Bestseller, “George Washington's Sacred Fire.” His book
catalogs an exhaustive fifteen years of research, on the spiritual life of the
nation’s first president.
"It's a great honor for HSU to host Dr.
Lillback,” said Dr. Rich Traylor, Professor of History. “His research
connects so well with HSU's mission to provide an education enlightened by
faith. Students might be surprised to hear about the depth of George
Dr. Lillback’s speaking schedule has included
Italy, Scotland, China, Indonesia, South Korea, South Africa, and Australia.
His unparalleled scholarship, warm disposition, and unique style have made him
a much sought-after speaker at events and venues around the world.
Dr. Lillback holds degrees from Cedarville
University (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Westminster
Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). His academic interests include church
history, the doctrine of Scripture, public theology, the theology of John
Calvin, Johannine Theology, and Christianity as it relates to American
In addition to his address at HSU, Dr.
Lillback will be speaking Feb. 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Paramount
Theater in downtown Abilene. Both events are free to the public.