Christian Leadership in a Time of Crisis


The arrival of Covid-19 has posed unprecedented challenges to Christian institutions. Yet it is also bringing extraordinary opportunities for organizations to renew their focus on their core values and unlock innovation.  

Join us for a discussion on how Christian leaders can navigate this current crisis so that institutions do not only survive, but are prepared to flourish for long into the future. Listen in as they discuss the unique value Christian institutions bring to our society, and the ways such institutions can lead with charity, creativity, and transformative vision through this crisis. 


Dr. Linda A. Livingstone is the 15th President of Baylor University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in economics and management, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy in management and organizational behavior from Oklahoma State University where she also excelled as a scholarship athlete. Dr. Livingstone’s leadership in higher education began at Baylor where she was a tenured faculty member and served as associate dean of graduate programs in the Hankamer School of Business. She went on to serve as dean and professor of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business. A strong voice for the role of faith-based institutions in American higher education, Dr. Livingstone has established herself as a scholar in organizational behavior, leadership, creativity and university accreditation. She was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education and the Board of Directors for Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc.

Dr. Timothy Dalrymple is the president and CEO of Christianity Today. After graduating from Stanford with a double major in philosophy and religious studies, Tim earned an MDiv at Princeton Theological Seminary and a PhD in modern western religious thought at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Along the way he also served in youth ministry, prison chaplaincy, and graduate and faculty ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Tim’s desire to thoughtfully engage the public square and to find creative ways of sharing the gospel in the new media marketplace found expression after Harvard in his work with the multi-religious website Patheos (2008–2014). First he was managing editor of Patheos’s evangelical channel, then director of content and vice-president of business development. In 2013 Dalrymple founded Polymath, a creative agency that helps clients with branding, design, web, video, marketing and communications, and content development. Its clients have included the Museum of the Bible, International Justice Mission, the American Enterprise Institute, and Indiana Wesleyan University. 


Dr. John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis.  He teaches criminal law, law and religion, and various First Amendment seminars.  His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related questions of legal and political theory.  He is the author of Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale University Press, 2012) and Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (University of Chicago Press, 2016), and co-editor (with Tim Keller) of Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference (Thomas Nelson, 2020).   Inazu has written broadly for mainstream audiences in publications including USA TodayThe Los Angeles Times, CNN, The Atlantic and The Washington Post.  Inazu holds a B.S.E. and J.D. from Duke University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He clerked for Judge Roger L. Wollman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and served for four years as an associate general counsel with the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon.

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