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October 2010 CACE eJournal

From the Director's Desk

Welcome to our October eJournal. We are pleased that we have started off this special anniversary year with a great roundtable discussion that presented some of the greatest moral challenges facing us in the coming decade. If you were unable to attend, you can watch the video of the event here. If you listen to Moody’s radio station in Chicago, I am scheduled to discuss the event and the decade’s moral challenges at 7:10am CST on October 12. This month, we are partnering with others on campus to present some intriguing events. Dr. Katherine Bassard will be on campus October 5. This lecture is the first of two that links the CACE Moral Formation series with the Faith and Learning speakers invited to campus. We are pleased to Dan Philpott will be on here October 7 in partnership with our Politics and International Relations Department and finally on October 28 with the Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics we are co-sponsoring a debate between Jim Wallis and Arthur Brooks with Michael Gerson as moderator. You can see the details for all of these interesting events here. All of these events are free and open to the public. You are warmly invited to attend these events which touch on a wide range of concerns that are important for us to consider as we pursue the path of Christian moral discernment.

Vincent Bacote, Ph.D.
Director, CACE

Upcoming Events:


Kathy BassardEmerging Conversations: Race & Redemption in the Age of Obama
Dr. Kathy Bassard, Tuesday, October 5, 7:30 PM,
Blanchard 339 Lecture Hall
This lecture is co sponsored as part of the Faith and Learning Lecture Series & CACE's Christian Moral Formation Lectureship


Dan PhilpottJustice After Evil: A Christian Ethic of Political Reconciliation?
Dr. Dan Philpott, Thursday, October 7, 7:00 PM
Kresge Room, East Wing Edman
This lecture is co-sponsored with the Politics and International Relations Department of Wheaton College.


"Does Capitalism Have a Soul?" An Informal Debate
Thursday, October 28, 7:00 PM Edman Chapel
Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and Jim Wallis, President, CEO of Sojourners
Moderated By Michael Gerson, Hastert Fellow, Washington Post Columnist

Sponsored by Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics in association with CACE


Coming in November:

John SchmalzbauerThe Blessings of an Uneasy Conscience: Creative Tensions in Evangelical Intellectual Life 
Dr. John Schmalzbauer, Tuesday, November 2, 7:30 PM Blanchard 339

Dr. Schalmzbauer's lecture will focus on the creative tensions experienced by evangelical scholars, sometimes with the outside world, but mostly with their own religious community. Though sometimes painful, these tensions have also been a source of intellectual creativity. His lecture will focus on three generations of evangelical scholars: the post-war generation, the sixties generation, and the post-sixties generation. Dr. Schalmzbauer will focus on the first two generations, but the conclusion will draw connections to the present.

For further reading on Dr. Schalmzbauer, read Chapters 2 and 4 out of his book People of Faith: Religious Conviction in American Journalism and Higher Education (Cornell University Press, 2003). Chapter 2 is a historical overview that will get students up to speed on some of the developments in post-war evangelicalism. Chapter 4 is based on interviews with evangelical and Catholic scholars today.

This lecture is co sponsored as part of the Faith and Learning Lecture Series & CACE's Christian Moral Formation Lectureship.

Event Follow Up: What are the greatest moral challenges of the next decade? Penner Event 2010

Dr. Read Schuchardt, Professor of Communications, Wheaton College - "Having Eric McLuhan on our campus was nothing less than thrilling. His contribution to the field of media ecology, which he pioneered with his father, is inestimable. His remarks on September 2nd were an elegant combination of both his previous works in the field and a deft interweaving of those insights with the historic understanding of our faith. Students and scholars alike will be well served by listening again ( Speaker Presentations Part 1), carefully, to each one of his eight points, as each of them contains profound implications for how to be a Christian in the digital age."

CACE Announces: 2010-11 Lois Deike Student Fellows

Graham Smith Rachel BrooksCACE welcomes new Student Fellow Rachel Brooks to our staff this years along with returning Fellow Graham Smith. We are excited about what they bring to CACE this year.