Past Events

2022-23

The Center for Christian Faith & Culture 
Highlights for Academic Year 2022-2023: 

  • Hosted an off-campus reading group for students over C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce and The Problem of Pain.
  • Hosted a Constitution Day Lecture with Prof. Bruce Frohnen, “Constitutional Morality and the Rule of Law.” 
  • Hosted Rev. Joe Gasbarre for a lecture, “This is the Way: The Mandalorian and the Christian Life.”
  • Co-sponsored a film screening of “The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis.”  
  • Hosted a tree-walk event for homeschool families as part of a new outreach to the local homeschooling community.  
  • Hosted a lunch for pastors and an evening lecture with Dr. David Downing and Dr. Crystal Downing on C.S. Lewis and Dorothy Sayers.
  • Hosted an off-campus reading group for students over C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity and Out of the Silent Planet.
  • Hosted a lunch for pastors and an evening lecture with Dr. Paul Miller on his book, The Religion of American: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism.  
  • Sponsored the Spring 2023 Worldview Forum on “Capitalism, Socialism, and the Church” with Dr. Malcolm Gold of Messiah University and Dr. John Robinson of James Madison University.
  • Sponsored the 2023 Woolman Lectures with Dr. Robert Tracy McKenzie of Wheaton College on his book, We the Fallen People

2021-22

The Center for Christian Faith & Culture
Highlights for Academic Year 2021-2022: 

  • Sponsored the Fall 2021 Worldview Forum on “Immigration, Evangelicals, and the Rule of Law” with Dr. Peter Meileander of Houghton College and Mr. Matthew Soerens of World Relief.
  • Hosted Kaitlyn Schiess for a lunch talk and evening lecture on her book “The Liturgy of Politics.”
  • Co-sponsored Dr. Esther Meek for a public lecture titled “Loving to Know.”
  • Hosted an off-campus reading group for students over C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength.
  • Hosted Dr. Justin Litke for public lecture on “The Tradition of Majority Rule in a Republic.”
  • Hosted a Pastors’ Workshop on C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man with Prof. Bryan Hollon. 
  • Sponsored the Spring 2022 Worldview Forum on “Christianity and the American Founding” with Dr. John Fea of Messiah University and Dr. Mark David Hall of George Fox University.
  • Partnered with the C.S. Lewis Institute of NE Ohio to host Carl Trueman talking about his book on “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.”
  • Sponsored the 2022 Woolman Lectures with Dr. Micah Watson of Calvin University. 

2020-21

The Center for Christian Faith & Culture
Highlights for Academic Year 2020-2021: 

  • Sponsored the 2021 Woolman Lectures and hosted Prof. David Walsh of the Catholic University of America lecturing on “The Priority of the Person.”
  • All other events were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. 

2019-20

The Center for Christian Faith & Culture 
Highlights for Academic Year 2019-2020:

  • Hosted Dr. John Witvliet of Calvin University for a public lecture titled “Engaging with the Psalms.”
  • Hosted Dr. Hans Boersma of Nasthotah House for a public lecture titled “Eight Theses on Sex.”
  • Spring events were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic

2018-19

The Center for Christian Faith & Culture 
Highlights for Academic Year 2018-2019:

  • Hosted Dr. Paul Anderson for a public lecture titled “Seeing the Word of God: The Illuminative Impact of The Saint John's Bible.  
  • Hosted Dr. Amy Black of Wheaton College for a public lecture and luncheon titled “Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason.”  
  • Hosted Hugh Wechtel for a public Vocation Lecture titled “Business and Christian Vocation.”  
  • Hosted Tish Warren Harrison for a public lecture titled “Liturgy of the Ordinary.”
  • Hosted Dr. David Smith for a Vocation Lecture titled “The Vocation and Practice of Christian Education.”  
  • Co-Sponsored the 2018 Woolman Lectures and hosted Dr. Thomas Hibbs for two public lectures, one on friendship and the second on suffering and death.  
  • Hosted Dr. Ralph Wood for a luncheon and presentation titled “G.K. Chesterton:  Apologist of the Literary Imagination.”
  • Hosted a public lecture featuring John von Heyking titled "Winston Churchill on Politics as Friendship.”  
  • In partnership with the C.S. Lewis Institute of Northeast Ohio, we offered a lecture series titled Matters that Matter.
  • The Center hosted a student reading group focused on classic theological texts. This year we focused on C.S. Lewis’ classic text, The Great Divorce

2017-18

The Center for Christian Faith & Culture
Highlights for Academic Year 2017-2018:

  • Hosted Tim Belz for a public lecture titled "Religious Liberty and the Constitution" September of 2017.
  • Hosted Dr. Wesley Hill of Trinity School for Ministry for a public lecture and luncheon titled "Till Death Do Us Part: Reimagining Christian Friendship." September of 2017.
  • Hosted Dr. Chad Pecknold for a public lecture titled “Augustine's City of God and the Political Mess We're In," in November of 2017.
  • Hosted Dr. Joshua Bowman for a public lecture titled "Arcadian Politics: Imagination and Political Environmentalism," in November of 2017
  • Hosted Dr. David Koyzis for a public lecture titled "Political Ideologies," in February of 2018
  • Co-Sponsored the 2018 Woolman Lectures and hosted Dr. Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung for two public lectures. The first was titled "The Seven Deadly Sins," and the second was titled "The Vice of Vainglory," March of 2018.
  • Hosted Marilyn Weitzel for a public lecture, in partnership with the school of nursing. The lecture was titled "Nursing and Vocation: Did You Take God to Work Today?" April of 2018.
  • Hosted Dr. Holly Ordway for a public lecture and luncheon titled "Not God's Type: From Atheism to Christian Faith."

2016-17

The Center for Christian Faith & Culture 
Highlights for Academic Year 2016-2017:

  • Hosted Tobias Winright of St. Louis University for a public lecture on the theology of policing. Tobias was joined by local police officer, Lamar Sharpe, for a panel discussion after the presentation.
  • Launched a Morning Prayer service using the Book of Common Prayer.
  • Hosted a Pastor’s Luncheon featuring Dr. Alan Kreider of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana.
  • Thanks to a generous grant from Dr. Earl Bailey, the Center created a new fellowship program for students.
  • The Center launched a student reading group focused on classic theological texts.
  • Dr. Hollon gave a public presentation at the C.S. Lewis Institute of Northeast Ohio on cultural apologetics and is working on a long-term partnership with CSLI.
  • We sponsored the annual Woolman lectures and hosted journalist Rod Dreher, whose book, The Benedict Option, has been widely discussed in the mainstream media.
  • In partnership with Mission Alliance, we hosted a Pastor’s Luncheon featuring Dr. Alan Hirsch who spoke about his book, The Forgotten Ways.
  • We hosted a public lecture titled “Tocqueville for the 21st Century: Religion, Democracy, and the Future,” featuring Prof. Joshua Mitchell of Georgetown University. 

2015-16

The Center for Christian Faith & Culture 
Highlights for Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Co-sponsored the Friends Heritage Symposium
  • Hosted a Pastor’s Luncheon featuring Dr. Paul Chilcote, Dean of Ashland Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Hollon spoke at a Made to Flourish event for pastors on a theology of vocation
  • Hosted a lecture by Dr. Stephen Moroney titled “What You Won’t Find in Heaven: A Surprising source of Hope”
  • Hosted a Pastor’s Luncheon featuring Dr. Christina Bieber Lake of Wheaton College. The presentation was titled “Humanity+ and the Problem of Self-Contempt”
  • Hosted an evening lecture with Dr. Bieber Lake titled “Why Posthumanism Needs the Prophets”
  • Co-hosted “The Emotional and Spiritual Impacts of Disaster Workshop with Dr. Jamie Aten of Wheaton College”