The 2010 Harp Professor in Residence for the Anderson University School of Theology will be Dr. Wendy Porter, director of worship and music, McMaster Divinity College, Ontario, Canada. Porter will be on the Church of God seminary campus April 11-15, 2010.
Porter teaches courses in Christian ministry, particularly in the areas of sacred music, liturgics, and worship. Her research and publications explore the interface of theology and church music from the early church to the present. She received her PhD from the University of Surrey, UK.
Porter will be sharing in a variety of church and seminary venues, including a mini-seminar on leadership and worship on Wednesday, April 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Anderson University School of Theology also announces the 2011 Harp Professor in Residence, the Rev. Dr. Paulson Pulikottil, dean of academic affairs at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Pulikottil received his PhD from the University of Sheffield, UK, in the area of Old Testament focusing on the Qumran texts.
Pulikottil will teach at the seminary and offer public lectures during his semester stay in Anderson, Indiana (January through May 2011). Pulikottil is also pastor of the Community of the Redeemed (CORE) church in Pune, India.
The Harp Professor in Residence at the Anderson University School of Theology is an endowed program by the Harp and York Families. The dean of the School of Theology identifies and selects the Harp Professor related to his or her support of the seminary degree programs. Click here to see a list of past Harp Professors in Residence.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.