Baylor Welcomes November Chapel Speakers

Nov. 5, 2009

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Baylor University's Spiritual Life department hosts Chapel speakers every Monday and Wednesday at 9:05 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus. This November, students will be treated to faith-based editor, a "Born Again Don," and authors.

Nov. 9 - Phyllis Tickle, founding editor founding editor of the religion department of Publishers Weekly, began her career as a college professor and, for almost ten years, served as academic dean to the Memphis College of Art before entering full time into writing and publishing. She is frequently quoted in Newsweek, Times, Life, The News York Times, USA Today, CNN, C-Span, PBS and the BBC,/i>.

Nov. 16 -- Michael Franzese was once the target of multiple city, state and federal law enforcement agencies for being considered the "biggest money earners for organized crime since Al Capone." At the height of his mob career, he was earning 6 to 8 million dollars a week in multiple businesses, gambling operations, movie production and white collar crime. Today Franzese is a motivational speaker and a follower of Christ, dubbed as the "born again don."

Nov. 23 - Eric Bryant serves as an elder, speaker, and navigator with the leadership team at Mosaic in Los Angeles, a church known for its creativity and diversity. Eric has taught at the Southern California campuses of Golden Gate Seminary and Fuller Seminary and has written Peppermint Filled Pinatas: Breaking through Tolerance and Embracing Love.

Nov. 30 - Amena Brown has spoken to audiences across the country with her polished writings and poetry. She has written poetry since she was 12 and started performing for audiences since she was 17. She is a Spelman College graduate.

For more information regarding Chapel speakers, contact Spiritual Life at (254) 710-3517. Chapel can be viewed live on the web at

by Colton Wright, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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