Saturday, April 13th, 2019


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields 8000 St. Martin’s Lane, Philadelphia, PA

Inaugural Helen White Memorial Lecture: “Why Read the Bible?”

The inaugural Helen White Memorial Lecture remembers her lifetime dedication to making the Word of God accessible to “the people in the pews”. The inaugural lecture will answer the question, “Why Read the Bible” and will feature Biblical Scholar and Princeton Theological Seminary Professor, the Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto. Reception to follow.

The event is free and a free-will donation will be collected at the lecture to support the ongoing series.

The inaugural lecture of the series will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto who serves as the Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Professor Barreto is a New Testament scholar whose work focuses on the Acts of the Apostles. He is known at PTS as a popular, engaging, and inspiring professor who encourages deep investigation and wide-ranging application of the biblical text. He is looking forward to addressing a favorite subject, “Why Read the Bible?”, when he delivers his address at the Helen White Memorial Lecture.

Professor Barreto lists among his publications Ethnic Negotiations: The Function of Race and Ethnicity in Acts 16 (Mohr Siebeck, 2010), Exploring the Bible (Fortress, 2016) and In Tongues of Mortals and Angels (Lexington, 2018). He is the editor of Reading Theologically (Fortress, 2014),  and is a is also a regular contributor to, the Huffington Post,, and For more, go to and follow him on Twitter @ericbarreto.