Lecture series bringing Rev. John Philip Newell to Crete

Lecture series bringing Rev. John Philip Newell to Crete

The annual Otis Young Lecture Series will focus on Christianity and its roots of creation when Scottish writer theologian Rev. John Philip Newell comes to Doane on March 27.

Dr. Newell’s speech topic is “Peace Among Abrahamic Faiths” and he will discuss his message at Doane from 1-2:30 p.m. March 27 at the Whitcomb Lee Conservatory on the School of Arts and Sciences campus in Crete. He will also speak later that day at 7 p.m. at Crete’s First Plymouth Congregational Church.

Newell, from Edinburgh, Scotland, is acclaimed for his work with Celtic spirituality and his book, “Listening for the Heartbeat of God.” He is an ordained minister for the Church of Scotland and encourages Christians to find God through creation and has authored 15 books.

He is also the co-founder of Heartbeat: A Journey Towards Earth’s Wellbeing (sic), an organization focused on healing, transformation and peace.

Newell will make appearances at three events in Lincoln during the weekend. First, at Lincoln’s First United Methodist Church (2723 North 50th Street), he will hold his Celticas Spiritus Workshop 10 a.m.-noon on March 29 before his Peacemaking Workshop 1:30-5:30 p.m. on March 30. Newell will be at the Citywide Interfaith Prayer Event - hosted by Lincoln’s Interfaith Peacemaking Coalition - in Union College’s Don Love Building Atrium 7:30-8 p.m., located at 3800 South 48th Street.

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