AU Celebrates Spiritual Emphasis Week

Wed, 2012-08-01 10:46 -- univcomm

Founder and president of Spirit Venture Ministries, Leonard Sweet will be welcomed to AU for Spiritual Emphasis Week, October 24-28. The Anderson University office of Spiritual Life and Counseling Services sponsors Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW) once each semester to offer students and the community an opportunity for worship and study with an off-campus speaker.

Sweet is a preacher and the author of over a hundred articles, over six hundred published sermons and 27 books. One of his best-selling books, “Soul Tsunami: Sink or Swim in New Millennium Culture” has helped leaders come to terms with today’s postmodern culture. His latest books, “Out of the Question...Into the Mystery” and “Summoned to Lead,” focuses on our relationship with God and the power of voice. He has launched Sweet’s Soul Café, a newsletter based on spirituality for postmodernists which has been published by Broadman and Holman Publishing.

Sweet is currently the E. Stanley Jones professor of Evangelism at Drew University, dean of the Theological School in Madison, N.J. and is the visiting, distinguished professor at George Fox University in Portland, OR. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and a P.h.D from the University of Rochester.

The admission-free services will be conducted on Tuesday, October 25 and Thursday October 27 at 10 a.m. in Reardon Auditorium. He will speak Tuesday and Wednesday evening in Byrum Hall at 5:30 p.m.

For more information about Spiritual Emphasis Week, contact the Anderson University office of Spiritual Life and Counseling at 765-641-4203.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, theology and nursing.

— Diana Buickel is a student writer in the Office of University Communications.