Though theological books can sharpen our minds, sound theology springs to life in the hands of Christians serving on the ground.

The Francis J. Grimké lecture series, named for the faithful Presbyterian minister of the 19th century, highlights Christian leaders and laypeople who are wisely living and applying the word of God in their unique cultural contexts. Often there is an emphasis on the diverse experiences of Christian life among the global nations, living Christianity on the local margins of society, or of those living under anti-Christian hostility.

Community neighbors, students, local pastors, and parachurch leaders – all are welcome to gather around food, fellowship and prayer, and to engage with speakers as they apply the Bible to a variety of global, cultural, and Christian-life topics.

All talks given in the Francis J. Grimké Lecture Series can be found down below, and are also available on the RTS Mobile App.

Current speaker schedules will be displayed on this page, or you can email For additional information visit our IG (@the_edmiston_center), see FAQs, or sign up for our newsletter to stay connected.

The Grimké Lecture Series FAQs

Who can attend the Grimké Lectures?
The lectures are free to the public; please RSVP to be accounted for.

Will streaming be available?
Streaming is not available at this time, however an audio recording will be made available the weeks following the lecture, and can be found on the RTS Resources webpage. Previous lecture recordings can also be found on the webpage.

When and where will the Grimkés take place?
Our lectures will be from 12 PM-1:30 PM EST, and will take place at the RTS Atlanta campus in Marietta, GA.

How do you RSVP?
Please use the QR code shown on the flyers above to RSVP, or RSVP directly HERE. This will allow us to plan for a small lunch and seating arrangement.

Upcoming Grimké Events

The Grimké Lecture Series has concluded for the semester. Please join us again this Fall (2023). We look forward to having you with us!

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