The joy of Virginia Theological Seminary is that there are extraordinary opportunities for learning and conversation. And today we welcome Bishop Grant LeMarquand - a Bishop who served recently in the diocese of Egypt with particular responsibilities for Ethiopia - to the Seminary. Bishop LeMarquand is moving back to Trinity School for Ministry to serve as the Professor of New Testament and Christian Mission.
This event is co-sponsored by CACS and AFRECS (American Friends of the Episcopal Church of the Sudans). The Bishop is an evangelical, deeply sensitive to African concerns with the progressive direction of the Episcopal Church, who is committed to the imperative of conversation. He is thoughtful, dynamic, and has been willing to do what he can to support the witness of world Anglicanism in some of the most challenging parts of the world.
So today, this lunchtime at 12:30 PM, this is an invite that is worth accepting. You will meet a remarkable man, who loves the Lord Jesus, and is striving to be a constructive presence in our historic moment. Please give the Bishop a warm welcome and attend his talk if able.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President