Fall 2017 Highlight Videos
Christ at the Core Fall Series 2017
Wrestle on, Jacob: Race in American Culture
An exploration of race in American culture through the lens of history, music, art, and preaching with meditations on the artwork featured in the current exhibit, “Wrestle On, Jacob” in Blanchard Hall. Speakers include Dr. Theon Hill, Dr. Karen Johnson, Dr. Shawn Okpebholo, and Dr. Vincent Bacote.
Monday, September 11, 2017 . Co-sponsored by Core Studies and the Center for Applied Christian Ethics
Life, Death, and God in Asia Film Series
Consider enduring questions including “What is the good life?” through the lens of Asian film. After each film, there will be discussion led by Filipino theologian and church leader Dr. Anthony “Bong” de la Fuente, John Stott Visiting International Scholar.
Co-sponsored by Core Studies, Global and Experiential Learning Office, Sociology and Anthropology Department, and the Office of Human Needs/Global Resources
Learn more about the film series
“I Love the Prairie”
Encounter the environmental context of our Core Book: Gilead and volunteer for prairie conservation work with Cindy Crosby, author of The Tallgrass Prairie.
September 16 & 17, 2017 Morton Arboretum Co-sponsored by Core Studies and Environmental Sciences
Heaven and Earth Exhibit
Reading our Core Book Gilead through the paintings of Joel Sheesley featuring the landscape of the Fox River.
September 30-November 22, 2017 Fireside Room in Beamer Student Center
Co-sponsored by Core Studies and the Art Department
Heaven and Earth Artist Remarks and Opening Reception - Joel Sheesley
Monday, October 2, 2017. Reception hosted in Fireside Room Gallery
N.T. Wright events
Simply Christian: N.T. Wright on Christian Faith and Practice Chapel Address - October 11, 2017
N.T. Wright: “The Royal Revolution: Fresh Perspectives on the Cross Evening Lecture - October 11, 2017
Simply Christian Question & Answer with N.T. Wright - Evening Q & A - October 12, 2017
Co-sponsored by Core Studies and the School of Biblical and Theological Studies
Vocation Chapel Series
Max Anderson - October 25, 2017
Will Haughey - October 27, 2017
Ruth Haley Barton, 81' - November 10, 2017z
Co-sponsored by Core Studies, Chaplain’s Office, Opus
Christian Liberal Arts in Action: Neuroscience and Faith
Featuring Dr. Laura Barwegen & Dr. William Struthers - November 7, 2017.
Co-sponsored by Core Studies, Christian Formation and Ministry, and Psychology Departments