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Wade Center Events

  • Book Launch events for Tolkien’s Faith: A Spiritual Biography with Holly Ordway, both in Bakke Auditorium
    • Monday, September 25 @ 7pm CT - "A Hard-Won Faith: Tolkien's Spiritual Journey"
      This lecture by Holly Ordway will discuss the story of J.R.R. Tolkien's spiritual development, and illustrate how aspects of Tolkien’s faith inspire Christians today to grow in their own spiritual lives. See the Mead Endowment for Spiritual Formation Event Page for more details.
    • Tuesday, September 26 @ 4pm CT - "Tolkien's Faith and the Formation of Middle-earth"
      Holly Ordway will explore the question "how were J.R.R. Tolkien's faith and fiction related?" from a biographical perspective. See the Mead Endowment for Spiritual Formation Event Page for more details.
  • Friday, September 29 @ 3pm CT in Bakke Auditorium
    “Subversive Christianity”
    presented by Wade Center co-directors, Drs. David and Crystal Downing. A lecture addressing the phenomenon of nearly one million Americans leaving the church each year. They will discuss how Millennials and younger are experiencing the same skepticism that C.S. Lewis and Dorothy L. Sayers did in their youth. Free, but seating is limited.

The Wade Center plans to record all events and upload them to our YouTube channel unless otherwise noted and barring any technical difficulties.

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Hansen Lectures

A series of lectures on the Wade authors presented annually by Wheaton College faculty.

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Fuller Endowment for Imagination & the Arts

A regular series of talks, performances, exhibitions, and new commissions celebrating imagination and the arts.

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Stephen and Marjorie Mead Endowment for Spiritual Formation

Occasional lectures on spiritual formation subjects by speakers who draw upon the writings of the Wade authors in this area.

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Explore Media Recordings

View & listen to recordings from our previous programming, and other Wade author-related content, on our Media Page and YouTube channel.