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Rehabilitating the word Evangelical

How can Wheaton College be part of rehabilitating the word Evangelical?

Wednesday, March 20, 7PM, Barrows Auditorium

For our final event of the academic year, CACE is presenting a panel of Wheaton College faculty to speak on the topic, How can Wheaton College be part of Rehabilitating the word Evangelical. The panel features, Dr. Margaret Diddams from an organizational perspective, Dr. Timothy Larsen from a theological and historical perspective, Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst on a Latin American perspective and Dr. Bryan McGraw on a political perspective. The event moderator is Dr. Vincent Bacote.

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Dr. Margaret Diddams, Provost -  is a 1983 graduate of Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She earned a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from New York University in 1988, where she also completed a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 1994. She formerly taught at Columbia University and Seattle Pacific University and was a Senior Manager at Microsoft.

Dr. Timothy Larsen - Timothy Larsen is McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, an Honorary Fellow, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, and an Honorary Research Fellow, School of Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.  He has been a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, and All Souls College, Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  His areas of expertise include Evangelical thought, Evangelical practice, and Evangelical history.

Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst - Ruth Padilla DeBorst ('87) currently serves as Director of Christian Formation and Leadership Development with World Vision International. As a board member of the Latin American Theological Fellowship she is tasked to serve on the Networking Team of INFEMIT (The International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation). Ruth has been involved in leadership development and theological education for integral mission in her native Latin America for many years.  Ruth is a John Stott Visiting Scholar in the School of Biblical and Theological Studies for the spring semester.

Dr. Bryan McGraw - has always had an interest in the normative and philosophical aspects of politics and only started learning about political theory in graduate school. He is particularly interested in the ways modern states seek to establish and enforce their own normative visions and how religion plays into that process. He has taught previously at the University of Georgia, Notre Dame, and Pepperdine University. His first book was published by Cambridge University Press, and he is beginning a project on pluralism, law and religion, and political theology.

Vincent Bacote Faculty Headshot Dr. Vicent Bacote will moderate the panel.


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