Date: November 16, 2023
Today is a day when the campus has several significant guests. We have the editors of Voices Found – Marilyn L. Haskel and Lisa Neufeld Thomas; we have the president of the Women’s Sacred Music Project – Lyn Loewi; and we have Michael McMahon, the Executive Director of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. And at the same time, we have Senator Raphael Warnock.
Few institutions can boast an evening as rich as this. We have a journey into the history of hymnody; and we have a major voice, both as a Christian and as a politician, on the campus. This is one of those evening where you are either at one event or the other. It is an extraordinary moment.
It is a privilege of being at Virginia Theological Seminary. Which ever event you choose, please do appreciate the opportunity.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and the President of The General Theological Seminary