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BRIEF: Whitworth Institute of Ministry to host presidents from Princeton, Fuller seminaries

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SPO_043014_whitworthThis summer, Whitworth will welcome Princeton Theological Seminary President Craig Barnes and Fuller Theological Seminary Mark Labberton as the featured co-preachers for the 39th annual Whitworth Institute of Ministry July 7-11.

This summer’s WIM will reflect on the nature of Christ’s love through Scripture and prayer, through fellowship and preaching, through worship and solitude, according to a press release. Barnes and Labberton will share messages from the Gospel during evening worship services. Marianne Meye Thompson, the George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller, will lead the morning Bible study on Jesus’ last discourse in John 13-17.

The public is invited to attend the institute’s worship services MondayThursday at 7 p.m. in Seeley Mudd Chapel. Admission to the services is free. Pre-registration and payment are required for those who wish to participate in other WIM programming, including morning prayer, morning bible study, communion and ministry discussions. For complete WIM details, a schedule of events, and to register, visit www.whitworth.edu/wim, or e-mailwim@whitworth.edu.

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons, who teaches journalism at Gonzaga University, is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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