At work, Raymond F. Person Jr. is a professor of religion at Ohio Northern University. At home, he lives on a historic Swiss Mennonite homestead near Bluffton, run by a cooperative of 17 families to produce meat, eggs and vegetables. He'll discuss the value of one pursuit to the other in a lecture at Methodist Theological School in Ohio: "Finding Deuteronomy in the Dirt: How Farming Informs My Biblical Scholarship." The event will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Alford Centrum on the MTSO campus. It is free and open to the public.
Video of the lecture also will be streamed live on MTSO's Livestream page.
The author of eight books, Person will review his written commentary and reflect on the influence farming has had on his insights into the biblical text. He holds a bachelor's degree from Phillips University, a master's from the Graduate Seminary at Phillips University and a doctorate from Duke University.
Methodist Theological School in Ohio prepares leaders of many faith traditions for lives of lasting significance in service to the church and the world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling ministries, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.