Lecture Series 2018-19

The William Penn 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.

Dr. Bradley Campbell, PhD

Dr. Bradley Campbell, PhD

“Dignity, Victimhood, and the Future of the University”

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:30 PM
HVR 105

Dr. Bradley Campbell will draw from his work to discuss the challenges that new moral concepts and related trends are posing to scholarship, free speech, and to students’ well-being at contemporary universities, along with some possible solutions.

Dr. Campbell is the author of The Geometry of Genocide: A Study in Pure Sociology and coauthor (along with Dr. Jason Manning of West Virginia University) of The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture WarsCampbell is broadly interested in the study of moral conflict – clashes of right and wrong – and has written widely about law, violence and genocide. More recently, his work has examined the conflicts on college campuses over microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings and free speech.

He holds a BA in sociology from Lee University, an MS in applied sociology from Clemson University, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Virginia. He is an associate professor of sociology at California State University, Los Angeles.

Gabe Lyons

Gabe Lyons

“Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction”

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Bauman Auditorium

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The William Penn Honors Program presents a powerful address by Gabe Lyons, co-author of Good Faith (2016), unChristian (2007) and the author of The Next Christians (2010), a manifesto for how Christians can faithfully lead in a changing culture.

On Friday night, September 28, Gabe will present “Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction,” a life-changing talk that will pierce through your scattered, frantic day-to-day— the too-tight schedules, the looming deadlines, the constant technological buzz—everything that has become a barrier to your relationship with God and others. You’ll come away with new tools and a refreshed perspective on what it takes to live out the gospel in our modern world. 

Gabe Lyons is the founder of Q, a learning community of Christian leaders where they are equipped to engage our cultural moment.  Their Q Conference annually convenes thousands of leaders from all industries while Q Commons, their global event simultaneously unites 140 cities and over 10,000 people on an October evening. Called "sophisticated and orthodox" by The New York Times, Q equips Christians apply their faith to daily life by addressing some of the most difficult and controversial issues of our time.

Gabe speaks to over 100,000 people each year on topics of equipping the next generation, cultural issues and research related to the intersection of faith and public life. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Rebekah, and their three children.