FIRST MONDAYS SPEAKER SERIES

Past Speakers

The First Mondays Speaker Series brings thinkers, writers, and opinion-leaders to campus to challenge students, faculty, and staff to stretch their imagination, to grow in understanding, to act boldly, and to re-creatively serve God's kingdom.

 

2013-14 Academic Year

March 3, 2014

Dr. Caroline Simon

“Bringing Sex into Focus” (View)

"Why is it so Hard for Christians to Talk About Homosexuality?" (Listen)

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February 3, 2014

Andrew Cunningham and Scott Marques

“Connecting with God's Productive Purposes in the Earth” (View)

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November 4, 2013

Calvin G. Seerveld

"How HOT is Your Bible? (View)

"The Meaning of our Nakedness" (Listen)

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October 7, 2013

James K.A. Smith

"Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Liturgies" (View)

"The Secular is Haunted: Inhabiting our Cross-Pressured Present" (Listen)

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September 2, 2013

David I. Smith

"Learning about Learning from Bonhoeffer" (View)

"Learning about Learning from the Stranger" (Listen)

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2012-13 Academic Year

April 1, 2013

Michael Gerson

"Graceful Citizenship" (Listen)

"Whose Responsibility is Opportunity? The Role of Government, Citizens, and Civil Society" (Listen)

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March 4, 2013

Paul Fessler

"Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and...Kuyper?" (Listen | YouTube)

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February 4, 2013

Jeff Brown

"Historical Blowouts: What the Colorado River and the Deepwater Horizon spill teach us about global water resources.” (Listen)

“Outside Going In: Our role in meeting their needs”

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November 5, 2012

John G. Stackhouse, Jr.

"Buddha, Krishna, Muhammed, Jesus: What's the Difference—and What Difference Does It Make?" (Listen)

"Hell and the Goodness of God" (Listen)

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October 1, 2012

Tony Campolo

"Speaking My Mind: The Radical Evangelical Prophet" (Listen)

"Tackling Tough Issues Many Christians are Afraid to Face" (Listen)

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Steve PrinceSeptember 3, 2012

Steve Prince

"Old Testament: Old Soil, New Spirit" (Listen)

"Second Line: The Art of Social Justice"

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2011-12 Academic Year

Beatrice de Graaf

April 2, 2012

Beatrice de Graaf

"What are we afraid of: Christian security thinking in a secular world"

"Security and Conspiracy Constructs in Modern History"

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James C. Schaap

March 5, 2012

James C. Schaap

The Dakota War of 1862: Our state desolated, our homes broken up, our border stained with blood” (Listen)

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Ron SiderFebruary 5-6, 2012

Ron Sider
"Living like Jesus”

“Grandpa is Using Your Credit Card: Fixing the Moral Deficit” (Listen)

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Milton Kuyers

November 7, 2011

Milton Kuyers

“Living and Learning through Life: A Businessman’s Story”
“What I Wish My Friends and My Pastor Knew about Me as a Business Person”

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Lauren Winner

October 3, 2011

Lauren Winner

At the Turning of the Year: What Christianity has to Learn from Judaism and Life with God (Listen)
I love to Tell the Story: Spiritual Memoir in the 21st Century (Listen)

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Shari Kastein

September 5, 2011

Shari Kastein

Through Anguish comes Growth (Listen)

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2010-11 Academic Year

Andy Crouch

April 4, 2011

Andy Crouch

Playing God: Creativity and cultural power
Live More Musically: Clues from the arts for the Christian life (Listen)

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Brian Walsh

March 7, 2011

Brian Walsh

All the People Marching Home (Listen)
Whoever it was that brought me here will have to take me home

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Marilynne Robinson

February 7, 2011

Marilynne Robinson

Where Does it Come From? (DVD recordings available in John and Louise Hulst Library)
Christian Freedom (DVD recordings available in John and Louise Hulst Library)

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Shane Claiborne

December 6, 2010

Shane Claiborne

Christian Troublemakers (Listen)
Resurrecting Church (Listen)

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Dr. Erik Hoekstra

November 1, 2010

Dr. Erik Hoekstra

Leading as Serving—Not a Contradiction in Terms (Listen)

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Dr. David Naugle

October 4, 2010

Dr. David Naugle

St. Augustine, Happiness, and the Order of the Loves (Listen)
St. Augustine on Education (Listen)

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Dr. Michael D. Williams

September 6, 2010

Dr. Michael D. Williams

The Mission of God (Listen)

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