Erskine will mark the conclusion of the 2021-22 academic year with a commencement ceremony honoring college and seminary graduates Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. under the towers of the Erskine Building. This year’s commencement speaker is New York Times #1 best-selling author Eric Metaxas, a renowned commentator and nationally syndicated radio show host.
A graduate of Yale University, Metaxas hosts the Eric Metaxas Radio Show and is founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, which is a series of discussions on “life, God, and other small topics.” His most recent book, Is Atheism Dead?, was published in 2021. He has also written Miracles (2014); biographies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther, and William Wilberforce; his own memoir, Fish Out of Water; and numerous other works.
A baccalaureate service is scheduled for Friday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m. in Lesesne Auditorium. This year’s speaker is the Rev. Patrick Malphrus, current Moderator of the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Malphrus serves as senior pastor of Old Providence ARP Church in Steeles Tavern, Va. A graduate of North Greenville University, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Erskine Theological Seminary in 2007.