Windows Preview: Spring 2016

Welcome back to yet another stimulating and action-packed semester! This term, at Windows on the World, many bright and interesting speakers will be here to speak about what it is that they strongly believe. Windows on the World is different from chapel, as it is designed to foster intellectual curiosity from experiencing different subjects you may have never given deep thought before. It also creates a space where students and faculty can view various perspectives on ideas that are prominent in our current world. This term we have many interesting speakers you should take a look at below, and if you want more information check out the Eastern website which details the questions the lectures will delve into. Give Windows on the World a try this semester and gain inspiration from listening to the notions of the world.

Jan. 29 – “White Allies in the Struggle for Racial Justice,” Dr. Drick Boyd, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Urban Studies at Eastern University

Feb. 5 – “Moving from Outrage to Action,” Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church

Feb. 12 – “12 Years a Slave: Race, Film, and Biblical Hermeneutics,” Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch, Professor of Christian Studies at Eastern University

Feb. 19 – “Living Peace: Believing and Practicing Non-Violence in an age of Terror and Mass Shootings,” Dr. Charles Howard, University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania

Feb. 26 – “Spring Recess Commissioning Service,” sponsored by The Office of Faith and Practice

March 11 – “A New Heaven and a New Earth – For God So Loved the World,” Dr. J. Richard Middleton, Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis, Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College

March 18 – EU’s Annual Faith Forum: “The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More than Our ‘Correct’ Thinking,” Dr. Peter Enns, Abram S. Clemens Professor of Christian Studies at Eastern University

April 1 – “Theologically Engaged Anthropology: What Can Theology Contribute to Cultural Anthropology and Ethnography?” Dr. Derrick Lemons, Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Georgia

April 8 – “God as Sustainer: A Concept Assented to But Not Often Believed in Practice,” Dr. David H. Bradstreet, Professor and Chair of Astronomy & Physics Department at Eastern University

April 15 – “Homeschooling and the Common Good?” Dr. Jeffrey Dill, Affiliate Faculty, Templeton Honors College at Eastern University

April 22 – “Beyond Prayer: A Call-to-Action in the Wake of Mass Shootings and Terrorism,” Melissa Helmbrech, JD, Director of Strategic Partnerships at The Sider Center

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