FIRST MONDAYS SPEAKER SERIES
The First Mondays Speaker Series brings thinkers, writers, and opinion-leaders to campus to challenge students, faculty, and staff to stretch their imaginations, to grow in understanding, to act boldly, and to re-creatively serve God's kingdom.
2014-15 Academic Year
September 1, 2014
Prof. Nancy Pearcey
Best-selling author Nancy Pearcey is a professor and scholar-in-residence at Houston Baptist University, where she also serves as director of the Francis Schaeffer Center for Worldview and Culture. She has been hailed by The Economist as “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.” Pearcey’s writing focuses on Christian worldview and apologetics. Her book Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity (Crossway, 2004) is a Christianity Today Award of Merit Winner and an ECPA Gold Medallion Winner. Through her work with the Francis Schaeffer Center for Worldview and Culture students have unique opportunities to engage with her award-winning books and other resources on worldview and cultural engagement. Pearcey received her degree in biblical studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, with additional study at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, Ontario. Professor Nancy Pearcey will speak in the B.J. Haan Auditorium at Dordt College on Labor Day, September 1, 2014, as a part of the Andreas Center’s First Mondays Speaker Series.
November 3, 2014
Dr. Richard Mouw
Dr. Richard Mouw serves as professor of faith and public life (and president emeritus) at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Mouw has a prestigious academic career having previously served the seminary as senior vice president and provost, as well as at Calvin College and the Free University of Amsterdam as professor. Mouw also has a broad bibliography of authored and editorial works on the Christian life including: Abraham Kuyper: A short and personal introduction (Eerdmans, 2011), Uncommon Decency: Christian civility in an uncivil world (IVP, 1992), and Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport: Making connections in today’s world (Zondervan, 2004).