September 11, 2012
OBU will host “Praying Through the Psalms,” a spiritual formation event led by author, seminary professor and mentor Dr. Donald S. Whitney on Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15. The event is designed for students, but the community is invited to attend.
“Praying Through the Psalms” will be from 6:30-9 p.m. on Sept. 14, and 9 a.m.-noon on Sept. 15 in the upper Geiger Center on the OBU campus. There is no cost to attend the event.
“Don Whitney is a gifted communicator guiding his audience, students and readers with inspiration needed to successfully move forward in renewed power discovered by praying through Scripture,” said Dale Griffin, dean of spiritual life at OBU.
Whitney is the professor of biblical spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Arkansas State University; a master of divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a doctor of ministry degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is pursuing a doctor of theology degree from the University of South Africa.
Previously, Whitney served as associate professor of spiritual formation for 10 years at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of six books, including “Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life,” and is a popular conference speaker, especially on personal and congregational spirituality. He served in pastoral ministry for 24 years.
For more information about “Praying Through the Psalms,” contact OBU Spiritual Life at (405) 585-5700.