Ruth Graham will be the featured speaker at Carson-Newman’s upcoming annual Ashe-Henderson Lectures.
The lectures will be held Jan. 29 through Jan. 31 in Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church sanctuary.
Graham is the youngest daughter of evangelist Rev. Billy Graham and Ruth Bell Graham.
Since 2011 she has served as honorary chair for C-N’s Women of Vision program, a group seeking to grow the transformational leadership of women through personal, professional and philanthropic investments, as well as role-modeling for the next generation of women.
At the lectures, Graham will speak to the entire campus and community. The theme of this year’s series is “Wholeness: Journey for a Lifetime.”
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 9:30 a.m. there will be a lecture titled “Who Am I? My personal Testimony, Luke 15:11-32,” and another at 7 p.m. titled “Who Are You? What God Says, various scriptures.”
At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, Graham will give a lecture called “Going Back to Go Forward, Genesis 16:9; Acts 15:21; Luke 15:18.”
Two lectures will be given Thursday, Jan. 31, as well.
The first, held at 9:30 a.m., is “What Does That Have to Do with This? Judges 13-16.” The second, at 7 p.m., is “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.
The Ashe family, through Martha Ashe’s son, Ambassador Victor Ashe, continues to support the series.