GFU lecturer to speak on Azusa Street Revival
Keri Day, associate professor of constructive theology and African American religion at the Princeton Theological Seminary, will speak next week at George Fox University in the final talk in the school's William Penn Honors Program's 2018-2019 lecture series.
Day's lecture, headlined "Rethinking Azusa: If It Wasn't for the Women," reflects on the Azusa Street Revival – an historic religious event in the Los Angeles African-American community that spanned nine years in the early 20th century. Day will examine the event and tie it to "contemporary concerns of today," according to a release by the university.
Day's expertise includes feminist theology, social critical theory, cultural studies, economics and Afro-Pentecostalism. She has written two books on race, feminism and the church and is at work on a third, which "explores how early Pentecostalism contributes to the religious and democratic imagination."
A doctorate recipient in religion at Vanderbilt University, Day also has a master's degree in religion and ethics from the Yale Divinity School. She has been a frequent guest on local and national television and streaming programs, discussing issues involving faith and politics.
Day's lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. April 4 in Room 105 of the Hoover Academic Building. For more information, call 503-554-2150 or visit www.georgefox.edu/honors.
Newberg High softball camp set for April
The Newberg High School softball program is hosting a camp for first- through eighth-grade athletes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6. Cost is $25 per camper if registered before Friday or $30 at the door on the day of camp.
Groups at the camp will be split up by age, with a range of instruction for all ages. Softball fundamentals will be broken down, including defense in the infield and outfield as well as hitting and base running.
The camp is part of NHS softball player Samantha Teran's senior project, mentored by coach Angela Stutzman.
A registration form will be returned to be filled out and mailed with a check to 2109 Thorne St., Newberg, OR 97132.
Chehalem Sharks looking for new members
The Chehalem Sharks swim team is seeking new members. Tryouts for spring and summer sessions can be scheduled for 4:30 or 6:30 p.m. most days in April or May.
The Sharks are a year-round swim team for all ages that welcomes students from the area.