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Events at The Center for Applied Christian Ethics

The Center for Applied Christian Ethics holds events throughout the year to promote and encourage the formation of moral character and the application of biblical ethics to contemporary moral decisions.


Artist Series: Shawn Okpebholo's Songs in Flight

Monday, March 11, 7:30 PM Edman Chapel
401 E Franklin St., Wheaton

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Pulitzer Prize-, MacArthur Genius Grant-, and Grammy Award-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens, alongside other internationally acclaimed and award-winning artists soprano Karen Slack, countertenor Reginald Mobley, baritone Markel Reed, and pianist Paul Sánchez will present, award-winning composer Shawn E. Okpebholo song cycle, “Songs in Flight.” This powerful work is inspired by “Freedom on the Move,” a database spearheaded by Cornell University comprising over 30,000 newspaper advertisements placed by North American enslavers to aid in the capture of runaway enslaved people. The New York Times aptly describes the composition as one that “zeroes in on… the simultaneous presence of good and evil, perseverance and depravity, combining beauty and harshness.” The concert also features an evocative solo set of songs by Giddens as well as and a performance of Okpebholo’s “Two Black Churches,” a set of songs described by The Washington Post as “devastatingly beautiful,” continuing the powerful narrative of history, resilience, and hope. Get your tickets now for this historic, one-night-only performance!

Shari'a and Christian Ethics Lecture

Monday, February 26, 5:30-7:00 PM
Meyer Science Center
430 Howard St, Wheaton
Lecture Hall MEY 145

Free and open to the public. 
Sponsored by BITH and the Center for Applied Christian Ethics

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Lecture and book signing with Michael Wear
The Spirit of Our Politics
Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 PM
Blanchard Hall 339
Wheaton, IL 
Refreshments Provided.
Details about Michael Wear Lecture and Book Signing

Sponsored by the Center for Applied Christian Ethics, the Center for Faith, Politics, and Economics, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and the Department of Christian Formation and Ministry

followed by panel discussion
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.
Barrows Auditorium
Billy Graham Hall
Wheaton College
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, Illinois

sponsored by Anthropology, Sociology, & Urban Studies, Student Engagement, the Center for Applied Christian Ethics (CACE), English, and the division of Humanities and Theological Studies


Loving God and Loving Neighbor: A reflection on living amid religious diversity

100x100 Heather DillKeynote Speaker,  Heather Templeton Dill, president of the John Templeton Foundation


100x100 Alexander MassadResponse by Alexander Massad, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of World Religions


100x100 President Rykenmoderated discussion with President Ryken, eighth president of Wheaton College.


Thursday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.
Armerding Center for Music and the Arts Concert Hall
520 E. Kenilworth Ave., Wheaton
Details about the Moral Formation Lecture


Exploring the Breadth & Diversity of the Latino Community: A Panel DiscussionPanel Discussion

Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
Blanchard Hall, Room 339
501 College Avenue, Wheaton
Details about the panel discussion


100x100 Chris WatkinBiblical Theology as Public Christianity

Chris Watkin, Ph.D.
Wednesday, September 27, 1:00p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Billy Graham Hall, Wilson Suite, Level 4
For graduate and undergraduate students and faculty where Dr. Watkin will lay out his methodology of biblical theology as a form of public advocacy for the Christian faith in skeptical times - with ample time for audience interaction
Details about Chris Watkin

100x100 Chris WatkinWhy, Despite Everything, the Bible Still Makes Sense (of Everything)

Chris Watkin, Ph.D.
Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Barrows Auditorium, located in the East Wing of Billy Graham Hall.
for believers and doubters, examining the myriad ways the Bible’s message challenges and satisfies contemporary longings—with extended public Q&A
Evening Lecture Free and open to the public.
Details about Chris Watkin


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Christ and Trauma

Rachel Denhollander 
Monday, September 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Barrows Auditorium, located in the East Wing of Billy Graham Hall.
The event is primarily designed to help Christians in the Wheaton area learn and discuss how to serve those in their communities who have experienced trauma and abuse. 
Free and open to the public.
Details about Christ and Trauma


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Center for Applied Christian Ethics

117 Blanchard Hall
501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187