Summer Lecture Series  
  The Summer Lecture Series at St. Philip focuses on speakers and subjects
that enhance our Christian faith, challenge our thoughts and deepen our faith
and service.

Saturday | August 6, 2022
| all lectures are in person

Breakfast Fellowship
| 9:00 am

9:30 am - 10:20 am
Lecture #1

10:30 - 11:20 am
Lecture #2

Lunch on your own | 11:30 am- 1:00 pm

1:00 - 1:50 pm
Lecture #3

All events will be held in the Choir Room (rm. #202)
in the church office building.

This event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be
on your own. Contact Omar Rouchon with any questions.

Childcare upon request. Contact Omar Rouchon


Rev. Dr. Justin Michael Reed is an assistant professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he has taught since 2018. After growing up in Los Angeles, he earned degrees from Stanford (BA), Harvard (MTS), and Princeton Theological Seminary (PhD) before coming to Louisville Seminary. In his research and teaching, he enjoys close reading of the Hebrew Bible that is informed by critical race theory, reception history, and ideological criticism. But more than anything, he approaches his work and life with a passion for justice. These foci come together in several of his publications including his forthcoming book, The Injustice of Noah’s Curse (under contract with Oxford University Press).

Justin is also ordained as a Progressive National Baptist minister.
He has preached, taught, lectured, and led Bible studies in various churches and conferences in almost a dozen states. In addition, he has written many short online pieces and recorded videos to share the fruits of critical biblical scholarship in ways that are interesting and accessible. For more information and access to some of the resources he has created, visit drjustinreed.com

Justin is married to attorney Catherine Howard, who serves as a public defender for Jefferson County; they are the proud parents of Jordan Matthew Howard-Reed, and they are expecting their second child this fall.

Certain church denominations, politicians, and school districts condemn critical race theory (CRT) as racist, anti-American, and incompatible with the Bible. But there are some Christians who believe that CRT is exactly what Christianity needs to live out the kingdom of God. In the lectures, we will compare and contrast how each side defines critical race theory. Then we will experiment with how concepts from CRT might make a difference in how we read the Bible.


The St. Philip Education Committee invites you to join us for our annual Summer Lecture Series. We will welcome Justin Reed, professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dr. Reed will present three lectures in person; please note: the lectures will not be livestreamed or recorded.



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