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Best-selling author Nancy Pearcey is First Mondays speaker at Dordt College

August 25, 2014

Dordt College’s First Mondays Speaker Series will welcome Professor Nancy Pearcey to campus on September 1.

Pearcey will speak at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium at Dordt College on Labor Day, September 1, with a presentation titled “The Reformed Tradition’s Gift to the World.” Her 7:30 p.m. talk, “Dooyeweerd and Modern Idols: A Fresh Take on Reformed Apologetics,” will be held in classroom SB1606 inside Dordt College’s recently completed Science and Technology Center. 

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 with 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.

The First Mondays Speaker Series brings opinion-leaders, writers, and thinkers to campus to challenge students, faculty, and staff to stretch their imaginations, grow in understanding, act boldly, and re-creatively serve God’s kingdom. The First Mondays Speaker Series is sponsored by the Dordt College Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service.

Both presentations are free and open to the public.

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