For those of you who live within driving distance of Taylor, we encourage you to come out to the Public Lecture Series on Religion & Culture being presented by the Religion and Theology Department. This fall we have an exciting line-up of speakers and topics scheduled for the evenings of September 29, October 13 and 27, and November 10. The department is very pleased to announce that Dr. Merold Westphal, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University in New York, will be presenting on the relationship between faith and postmodernism. Dr. Westphal has written numerous books and articles and is one of the leading philosophers of religion North America.
In addition, we have lectures scheduled on Dan Brown’s best-selling and controversial book The Da Vinci Code, as well as C.S. Lewis’s classic children’s book (and soon to be released film), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The series begins at the end of September with Jim Van Yperen’s lecture on the importance of character and community for leaders. Jim Van Yperen, a nationally known leadership consultant, is founder and president of Metanoia Ministries.
Each lecture will include time for discussion and interaction. Consistent with the aims of our institution, we will explore these topics from a distinctively Christian perspective. In support of this event, we would greatly appreciate if you could promote these lectures. Please click here for a lecture series schedule and description of topics. Also check the Taylor website regularly for further information on this and other topics.
Even if you can’t make it out to a lecture, there will be sporting events, concerts, presentations, dinners, and other opportunities for you to visit the Taylor campus. We also encourage you to pray for the Taylor community throughout this year.