Shorter University welcomes Ed Stetzer as guest speaker during weekly chapel service
March 1, 2012 -
Dr. Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, was welcomed as Shorter University’s guest speaker during chapel service on Tuesday morning.
Dr. Stetzer, an alumnus of Shorter, is an author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter, and Christian missiologist. He is a contributor to the North American discussion on missional church. Dr. Stetzer currently serves as Affiliate Professor of Research and Missional Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Visiting Research Professor of Missional Research at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
His message was taken from Matthew 4:17 and encouraged students to live as agents of God’s Kingdom. During his sermon Dr. Stetzer discussed the concept of inaugural eschatology and left the students with the following challenge: “Share the message of the Gospel, love others, trust and follow Christ,” he said.
Dr. Stetzer holds a bachelor’s degree from Shorter University, two master’s degrees from Liberty Theological Seminary and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and two earned doctorates -- a Doctor of Ministry from Samford University and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently resides in Hendersonville, Tenn.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.