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Campbellsville University will host Dr. J. Bradley Creed as part of its annual Baptist Heritage Series on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the banquet hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center.
The topic of the lecture is "A Baptist Voter's Guide to the 2012 Election: Lessons from the Past." The event is free and open to the public.
"We are very pleased to be hosting Dr. Brad Creed for our 2012 Baptist Heritage Series lecture," the Rev. John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, said. "His topic is very timely in view of the 2012 election cycle and wide discussion of voting trends among different segments of the voting population.
"Dr. Creed's purpose is not to suggest how Baptists, or Christians, should vote, but rather he is presenting a historical review of Baptists' past voting patterns and how that might impact the 2012 and future elections. We look forward to this lecture with anticipation," Chowning said.
Creed is the provost and executive vice president and professor of religion at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. Creed was former dean and professor of Christian history at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
He is a graduate of Baylor University with Master of Divinity and doctorate degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also studied in Harvard University's Management Development Program and the language studies program of Academia Hispano Americano in Guanajuato, Mexico.
A church historian, Creed is a frequent contributor to such publications as Christianity Today, Holman Bible Dictionary and the Baptist Program. He has also written chapters in several books on Baptist history and life.
Creed was the pastor of First Baptist Church of Natchitoches, La., from 1988 to 1993, and served as an adjunct instructor at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He has also served as a teaching fellow at Southwestern Seminary.
It is the mission of Campbellsville University through the Baptist Heritage Lecture Series to promote the study, discussion and research of Baptist historical events, theological distinctives, traditions and leaders who are unique and essential to understanding who Baptists are.