The Inaugural Dyrness Lecture on March 30, 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. The lecture event has been rescheduled for April 13, 2022.
The Franklin S. Dyrness Chair in Biblical and Theological Studies was established in 1987.
Franklin S. Dyrness
Franklin S. Dyrness graduated from Wheaton College in 1927, where he was a member of the Scholastic Honors Society. In 1960 Dyrness received an honorary doctorate (D.D.) from his alma mater. On the 60th anniversary of his graduation from Wheaton, the Quarryville Presbyterian Home and the College contributed funds to establish the Franklin S. Dyrness Chair of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College.
The 2022 Lecture: The Dyrness Inaugural Lecture
Jennifer Powell McNutt, Ph.D., Fr.Hist.S.
Franklin S. Dyrness Associate Professor in Biblical and Theological Studies
April 13, 2022, 7:00 p.m., Blanchard Hall 339
Reception to follow
Rev. Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt
The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt started teaching on the Theology faculty at Wheaton College in 2008. For over a decade, she coordinated the M.A. program in History of Christianity and then Theology before her appointment as Franklin S. Dyrness Associate Professor in Biblical and Theological Studies in 2019. She is a native of Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of The Rev. Drs. John and Pamela Powell, and the wife of The Rev. Dr. David McNutt. Dr. McNutt received her B.A. in Religious Studies with a concentration in Biblical Languages from Westmont College (2000) and her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary (2008). She graduated with her Ph.D. in History from the University of St. Andrews (Reformation Studies Institute).
Dr. McNutt is an ordained, Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and serves as a Parish Associate at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn. She is Fellow with the Center for Pastor Theologians. She and her husband have three children (Priscilla, Geneva, and Finnegan) and enjoy serving the church together through their ministry corporation, McNuttshell Ministries.