Terence E. Fretheim, Elva B. Lovell Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, will be featured at the 2014 Prentice Meador Distinguished Lectures at 7 p.m., Oct. 14, in Shamblin Theatre. The Meador Lectures are free and open to the public.  The lecture is entitled "God's Gracious Gift of the Law for the Sake of Life".

Fretheim graduated from Luther College (B.A., 1956), Luther Theological Seminary (B.D., 1960), and Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D., 1967).  He has taught at Augsburg College and Theological Seminary (1961-63, 1967-68) and, for most of his career, at Luther Seminary (1968-2013).  Through the years he has taught for shorter periods of time at several theological schools in the US and also abroad (Malaysia; Hong Kong; Cairo).  He has been a speaker at numerous gatherings of rostered and lay church leaders across the country.  He is the author of over 100 articles and 23 books, most recently: Reading Hosea-Micah: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Smyth & Helwys, 2013); Creation Untamed: The Bible, God and Natural Disasters (Baker, 2010); About the Bible: Short Answers to Big Questions (rev. and expanded edition; Augsburg/Fortress, 2009).

Lipscomb established the Meador Lectures in honor of Prentice A. Meador Jr., a longtime minister and professor at Lipscomb who died Nov. 25, 2008. The annual series is intended to highlight work done in innovative, effective Christian communication. 

The inaugural Meador lecture featured Landon Saunders and Mike Cope, friends of Meador’s as well as nationally known ministers and speakers. Other presenters include Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Weston W. Fields and Scot McKnight, noted author and New Testament scholar.

For more information on the Prentice Meador Distinguished Lectures, contact Ken Durham at ken.durham@lipscomb.edu or at 615.966.5799.