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Monya A. Stubbs to Bring the Bishop E.T. Dixon Lecture Address

(AUSTIN, Texas) 1.9.15 United States Navy Chaplain Monya A. Stubbs will reveal the power to recognize and appreciate the gift of God in another.  Her lecture, titled, “The Psychological Balance of Debt: The Ties that Bind” will be addressed during the Eighth Annual Huston-Tillotson University Bishop E.T. Dixon Lecture that  will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the campus in the Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium, 900 Chicon Street.

“God’s reconciling work in the world is manifest through the process of all people understanding themselves in a mutually indebted relationship with each other,” said Stubbs who is also an elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.

Stubbs is a graduate of Spelman College, Atlanta, GA. She holds a master’s degree in Theological Studies (with an emphasis in Biblical Studies) and a doctorate in the New Testament Studies and Early Christianity from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Stubbs is the author of A Contextual Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew and its Readings (co-author, Abingdon Press, 2003) and Indebted Love: Paul’s Subjection Language in Romans (Wipf & Stock Publications, 2013), and a host of essays that range from an essay on “Healing Through Touch” in My Soul is a Witness (Beacon Press, 1995) to “Subjection, Reflection, Resistance: Romans 13 and the Free-Market Economy” in Navigating Romans Through Cultures (T&T Clark, 2004) to “Philippians” in True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary (Fortress Press, 2007), “1 Thessalonians” featured in the revised and updated Women’s Bible Commentary (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012), to her latest contribution on 1 Corinthians that is included in the Covenant Bible Study (Abingdon Press, 2014). Building on her last book, Stubbs is currently working on a manuscript that compares the theological and sociological significance of debt in the biblical world and our contemporary society.

Dixon, for which the lecture is named, is one of two HT graduates to receive “bishop” status.  He graduated magna cum laude from what was Samuel Huston College in 1943 before earning a degree from Drew Theological Seminary. He served the church and community in numerous positions while establishing innovative programs before and after becoming president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. He retired in 1992 and died in 1996. Huston-Tillotson is affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and offers a minor in religious studies. 

Free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Rev. Donald E. Brewington, University Chaplain, 512.505.3054, or