Lecture Series 2020-21

The Honors Program lecture series brings nationally and internationally recognized scholars and public intellectuals to George Fox to present on topics of crucial interest to Christians in the 21st century. Students are often afforded opportunities for lunch seminars with the speakers, giving students unique access to these Christian thought leaders. These lectures are free and open to the public.


TO OUR GEORGE FOX COMMUNITY: THE UNFOLDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CRISIS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED OUR ABILITY TO HOLD EVENTS ON CAMPUS. PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR DETAILS ABOUT VIRTUAL EVENTS, AS WELL AS THE RE-OPENING OF OUR IN-PERSON LECTURES.

Jemar Tisby, Author of

Jemar Tisby, Author of

“The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism”

Friday, October 30, 10:30 a.m.
A Virtual Event

Stay tuned for details about how you can register for this compelling virtual event, taking place just four days prior to our national election!

Nancy Pearcey

Nancy Pearcey

“Love Thy Body — Beyond Sound Bites: Understanding and Critiquing Today's Hot-button Issues”

We're hoping to reschedule for Spring 2021
TBD

Please note: This lecture has been postponed until further notice.

People today are not asking, "Is Christianity true?" They're asking, "Why are Christians such bigots?" Nancy Pearcey, professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, takes on the headline issues of our day: abortion, assisted suicide, homosexuality, transgenderism, and the hook-up culture. She shows that we will be much more effective if we dig down to the worldview level. The secular ethic rests on a radically dehumanizing worldview that denigrates the body and demeans the person. By contrast, Pearcey shows how to craft the biblical ethic in a way that is more positive and more appealing than the secular ethic.

Pearcey is the author of Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality. Her earlier books include The Soul of ScienceSaving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and two ECPA Gold Medallion Award Winners: How Now Shall We Live (coauthored with Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson) and Total Truth. Her books have been translated into eight languages.

She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University. A former agnostic, Pearcey has spoken at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, USC, and Dartmouth. She was highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today and was hailed in The Economist as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual."