Dr. John M. Perkins to open new chapel series
October 03, 2013

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Dr. John M. Perkins
 
Bryan College is excited to welcome internationally known speaker, author, and social activist Dr. John M. Perkins to open the two-week-long "Stop Hurting People: How to Serve Your Community without Playing God” chapel series starting Monday, Oct. 7.
 
A man of great integrity and compassion, Dr. Perkins established the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development, Inc., an organization that seeks to develop concepts of racial reconciliation and Christian community development.  He has written nine books, including “Let Justice Roll Down” and “A Quiet Revolution,” in addition to being a contributing writer for other books throughout the years, and he has been recognized with eleven honorary doctorates nationwide for his work.  
 
Dr. Perkins will speak on “Faithful Christian Presence in the World” and what Christian community is meant to look like.  His words are well timed, because this year marks the 10th anniversary of Bryan’s yearly day of service.  On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Dr. Perkins will give a commissioning service to students, staff, and faculty giving their time in service to those in need.  While nearly 70 service groups venture into the community to be the hands and feet of Jesus, another team will remain on campus for Bryan’s very first Luke 14 event, “Fun Day on the Hill,” which brings special needs children and teens to the college for a day of games and activities.
 
Bryan welcomes members of the community to attend Dr. Perkins’ chapel services on Monday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. in Rudd Auditorium.
 
Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ’13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206; chloe.nardone@bryan.edu.