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Institute for Faith & Learning

Institute for Faith & Learning

Speakers Series 2013-2014

All speaker events at 7:00 pm in Belk Centrum, except Martin E. Marty, who will speak in P.E. Monroe auditorium on September 13.


September 13 Martin E. Marty - Dr. Marty is a prolific Lutheran theologian and professor emeritus at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, where he taught for 35 years. The author of over fifty books, Marty won the National Book award for Righteous Empire. He has served on two U.S. Presidential Commissions and spoken at countless events across the country.   Martin Marty
October 10 Laura Stivers -  Dr. Stivers is a professor of ethics at the Dominican University of California.Her 2011 book, Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches calls for just and compassionate communities that make a home for all people.   Laura Stivers
February 12-13 Scott Bader-Saye - Dr. Bader-Saye is a professor of Christian ethics and moral theology at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. His publications include Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear and Church, and his professional interests include politics, economics, sex, culture, and interfaith dialogue.   Scott Bader-Saye
March 13 Guy Nave - Dr. Nave is a professor of New Testament at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. An ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, his interests range from the the Gospel of Luke to race, politics, and social change.   Guy Nave
April 24 Telford C. Work - Dr. Work is a professor of theology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. His 2007 book, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: Living Through the Lord’s Prayer, received the Christianity Today Book Award. A Pentecostal theologian, his interests range from evangelicals to icons, ecumenical dialogue, and especially Scripture.   Telford Work


Fall Semester Course Offering

"Themes in Biblical Narrative," with Dr. Jonathan Schwiebert

Mondays 7-9 pm, fall semester (8/26 - 12/2)

For more information and to register contact Dr. Schwiebert at (828) 328-7184




Institute for Faith & Learning

The Lenoir-Rhyne Institute for Faith and Learning endeavors to provide programming that will contribute to and enrich “a culture of the intellect” that is theologically based. Its programs are directed at Christians of all traditions.

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