The Reverend Mark Adams ’93 will present the annual Ed and Peggy Good Lilly lecture Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in Hartness Pavilion on the Furman campus.
The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman’s Lilly Center for Vocational Reflection and is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program.
Adams’ talk, “The Spiritual Discipline of Crossing Borders,” is about how his work with residents along the Mexico-U.S. border has helped to shape his vocation as a minister and advocate for economic and social justice. He will discuss his involvement with such organizations as Café Justo and Frontera de Cristo, and will address issues related to migration across an international border and the costs, challenges and opportunities that result from this type of human contact.
Adams holds a bachelor’s in history from Furman and M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he serves as mission co-worker at Frontera de Cristo, an unusual bi-national ministry centered in Agua Prieta, Sonora and Douglas, Arizona. Adams’ background in history and theology, enriched by ten years of life on the border, affords him a unique and fundamental perspective on migration and our connections to and with one another across borders. Adams is co-author of Just Coffee: Caffeine with a Conscience.
For more information about the event, contact Rolyn Rollins at The Lily Center for Vocational Reflection, 864-294-2427, or firstname.lastname@example.org.