The Christ at the Core Fall Series featured co-curricular events throughout the 2018 fall semester that highlighted key themes of the new 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.
The Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass
Tuesday, September 11, 2018. 7pm, Barrows.
An evening exploring the impact and legacy of Frederick Douglass featuring Dr. Vince Bacote, Dr. Christina Bieber Lake, Dr. Theon Hill, Dr. Tracy McKenzie.
Screening of Augustine: Son of Her Tears
Wednesday, October 3, 2018. 7pm, Barrows.
A film produced by North Africans portraying the heritage and spiritual journey of Augustine.
Co-sponsored by Core Studies and Center for Early Christian Studies.
Turn Us to You, Augustine’s Confessions for the 21st Century
Wednesday-Thursday, October 10-11, 2018. 7pm, Barrows.
A symposium considering the enduring significance and relevance of Augustine’s Confessions for the modern reader.
Wednesday, Oct. 10: Dr. Joseph Clair (George Fox University)
Thursday, Oct. 11: Sarah Ruden (Scholar, Translator)
Co-sponsored by Core Studies, the English, Modern and Classical Languages and Philosophy Departments, and Center for Early Christian Studies.
$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
Thursday, October 25, 2018. 7pm, Barrows.
A lecture by Kathy Edin, sociologist and professor at Princeton University, about this country’s low-wage labor market and a growing, but hidden, landscape of survival strategies among America’s extreme poor.
Co-sponsored by Core Studies and the Center for Urban Engagement.
Marc Chagall and the Bible Exhibition
November 7-March 1, 2018. Billy Graham Center Museum.
An exhibition featuring etchings and lithographs of Marc Chagall’s imaginative interpretation of the Old Testament and Christ’s crucifixion.
Co-sponsored by Core Studies, the Art Department, and the President's Art Commission.
Enduring Questions, Faithful Answers: Why Art? Considering Belief, Creativity and Meaning in the Work of Marc Chagall
Thursday, November 8, 2018. 7pm, Barrows.
Second annual symposium examining an enduring question from multiple disciplines through the lens of the Christian liberal arts. Speakers include Drew Bratcher (English), Michael Graves (Biblical and Theological Studies), Matt Lundin (History), and Marissa Voytenko (Art). Reception to follow at Marc Chagall and the Bible Exhibition in the Billy Graham Museum.
Co-sponsored by Core Studies, the Art, Biblical and Theological Studies, English, and History Departments, and the President's Art Commission.