Christ at the Core Fall Series 2017

The Christ at the Core Fall Series featured co-curricular events throughout the 2017 fall semester that highlighted key themes of the new core curriculum and the First Year Seminar in particular. These multi-disciplinary events provide Wheaton College the opportunity to dialogue together about the enduring value and significance of studying the liberal arts in a Christ-centered community.

Fall 2017 Highlight Videos

A multi-faceted discussion of the important subject of race in the United States with several Wheaton professors.

Bishop N.T. Wright speaking on "The Cross" at Wheaton College, October 11, 2017.






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

Watch "Wrestle On, Jacob"

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