Lectures Sponsored by the Department


The Religion Department frequently brings in well-known scholars in the field of religious studies to address our students and faculty. 


Please view the lectures presented by some of our recent speakers below.

November 2017:

Philip Ziegler's presentation "'God For Us': Bonhoeffer's Ongoing Reformation of the Christian Doctrine of God"

October 2017:

Bill Leonard speaking on "A Theology for Racism: Southern Fundamentalists and the Civil Rights Movement"


Luke Bretherton delivering the McGee lecture on "The People, Populism, and the Church in the Era of Trump"

Elijah Brown speaking on "International Religious Freedom in an Age of Global Religious Revival"

March 2017:

Bill Leonard's address entitled "Redeemer Nation or Lost Cause Religion: Making America Great Again (For the First Time)"


Jane Wilson speaking on "Faith That Sticks" at the Ministry Guidance Workshop


February 2017:

Deidre Fulton's Religion Department Annual Lecture, "No Bones About It: The Philistines of Ashkelon in the Bible and Archeology"


January 2017:

Kelley Coblentz Bautch speaking on "Rogue Angels and the Origin of Evil: Contemporary Perspectives on Ancient Theology"


October 2016:

Amina Wadud speaking on "Combining Spirit, Intellect, and Social Justice for Islamic Reform and a Better World"


Marvin McMickle speaking on "Religious Liberty and Racial Injustice"


September 2016:

Grant Wacker speaking on "Billy Graham and American Political Culture"