September 14, 2016


Sprague Lecture addresses opiate epidemic

The event is hosted by North Broadway UMC, with major support from MTSO

The 2016 Sprague Lecture at North Broadway United Methodist Church features Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. The event takes place from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the host church, 48 E. North Broadway, Columbus 43214. MTSO is providing major support for the Sprague Lecture.

The cost is $25, with a student price of $5. Lunch is included. Information and online registration are here.

The theme for the day is “A Faith-Based Approach to the Opiate Epidemic.” Quinones will discuss the increasing use of legal opioids and heroin in the United States. A panel of local experts on the front lines of this crisis will address the legal, medical, treatment and faith-based responses to this epidemic.

The Sprague Lecture is supported by the C. Joseph and Diane Sprague Scholar-in-Residence Fund at North Broadway UMC. Joseph Sprague is a retired United Methodist bishop and an alumnus of MTSO. Sprague and Bishop Gregory V. Palmer of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church also will speak at the event.

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.