Christ at the Core Fall Series

What is the Life of Faith?

The Christ at the Core Fall Series features co-curricular events throughout the fall semester that highlight key themes of the core curriculum. These multi-disciplinary events allow Wheaton College to discuss the enduring value and significance of using a Christ-centered approach to study the liberal arts. For 2023, the Fall Series will address the question, "What is the life of faith?"

Our events this fall explore how we tell the stories of our faith lives. We consider how we bear witness to God's faithfulness in the past and present and how to live hopeful, faithful, and loving lives into the future.

A screening of Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s Silence, a novel  about Japan's hidden Christians during the time of the great persecution-and the priests who seek to serve God with them.

  • An Evening with Daniel Nayeri
    Oct. 23, Armerding Concert Hall, 7:30pm

A public talk by the author of Everything Sad is Untrue, a page-turning YA memoir of the move from Iran to Oklahoma after Nayeri’s mother’s conversion to Christianity.

  • Esau McCaulley, Beth Moore, and Daniel Nayeri: Writing the Life of Faith
    Oct. 24, Edman Chapel, 7:30pm

A taste of three highly acclaimed memoirs-- How Far to the Promised Land? by Esau McCaulley, All My Knotted Up Life, by Beth Moore, and Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri--and a rich intellectual exploration of the process and power of spiritual autobiography.

  • Wheaton First Year Seminar Faculty on the Good Life and the Life of Faith
    Nov. 28, Barrows Auditorium, 7:30pm

An evening of conversation with First Year Seminar faculty as they share personal experiences in living the good life of faith.

All events are free, and members of the public are welcome.