category: Campus News

Ruth Graham To Speak At 32nd C-N Ashe-Henderson Lectures

Ruth Graham, daughter of the Rev. Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, visits with Carson-Newman students following a chapel service last February.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the Rev. Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, visits with Carson-Newman students following a chapel service last February.

Ruth Graham is the featured speaker of Carson-Newman’s annual Ashe-Henderson Lectures, held Jan. 29 through 31, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7 p.m. in Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church sanctuary.  Samford University’s Dr. Eric Mathis, professor of church music and worship leadership, will head the series’ music, featuring C-N’s combined choirs and Wind Ensemble.

Graham, the youngest daughter of evangelist Rev. Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, speaks regularly and draws from her own life experiences to highlight often the ignored struggles of the church.

Since 2011 she has served as honorary chair for C-N’s Women of Vision, a group seeking to grow the transformational leadership of women through personal, professional, and philanthropic investments and role modeling for the next generation of women.

However, Jan. 29 through 31, Graham will be speaking not just to the women of C-N but to the entire campus and community. The theme of this year’s series is “Wholeness: Journey for a Lifetime.”

The series’ schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Jan. 29:

9:30 a.m. Title: Who Am I? My personal Testimony, Luke 15:11-32;

7 p.m. Title: Who Are You? What God Says, various scriptures

Wednesday, Jan. 30:

7 p.m. Title: Going Back to Go Forward, Genesis 16:9; Acts 15:21; Luke 15:18.

Thursday, Jan. 31:

9:30 a.m. Title: What Does That Have to Do with This? Judges 13-16;

7 p.m. Title: Letting Go, Matthew 6:12.

The Ashe-Henderson Lectures are a campus tradition 32 years strong. Established 1982 by the late Martha Ashe, C-N’s first female trustee, the series coincides with C-N’s Christian Emphasis Week and was named to honor Ashe’s grandfather, J.T. Henderson, C-N’s president at the turn of the 20th century. The Ashe family, including Lawrence and Kathy Ashe of Atlanta, and Ambassador Victor and Joan Ashe of Knoxville, continue to support the series.

Previous Post

NOTICE - Jan. 26 PRAXIS TESTING rescheduled

Next Post

Weather Alert- Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Related Posts

  • Campus News

    Carson-Newman Army ROTC cadets thrive in training, savor summer success

    It was the kind of phone call Lieutenant Colonel Frances Young didn’t mind taking. On the other end of the line: a cadre from another university offering compliments on how … Read more

  • Campus News

    The Princeton Review: Carson-Newman one of the “Best in the South”

    Carson-Newman University is “academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search,” according to The Princeton Review in its recent college listings. The organization cited the University in its … Read more

  • Campus News

    Carson-Newman announces third-largest enrollment in University’s history

    This fall, Carson-Newman University celebrates its third-largest enrollment in its 172-year history. The institution reported a total enrollment of 2,735, marking a nearly 6% increase from 2022. “Seeing increase in … Read more