Culture, Criticism, and the Christian Mind

7:00 PM, Thursday, November 2–9:00 PM, Saturday, November 4, 2017
Campus Center


The English Department and the Andreas Center at Dordt College invite you to attend the Culture, Criticism, and the Christian Mind conference on November 2-4, 2017.

This conference will feature the work of culture-creators and critical thinkers who engage the world from an imaginative, critical, and capaciously Christian perspective. The conference keynote speakers include:

  • Randy Boyagoda (novelist and professor of English at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto)
  • Wesley Hill (author, theologian, and professor at Trinity School of Ministry)
  • James Calvin Schaap (author and emeritus professor of English at Dordt College)
  • Alissa Wilkinson (journalist, film critic at, and professor at The Kings College in NYC)
  • John Wilson (former editor of Books and Culture)
  • Bradford Winters (showrunner for Berlin Station)
  • Scott Teems (writer for Rectify)

All are welcome—professors and instructors, independent scholars and interested citizens, graduate students, and undergraduates. Culture-creators and critical thinkers in the humanities and arts are encouraged to participate.

Download Booklet Pages
Plenary Speaker Bios
Travel and lodging information
Full Schedule


November 2
7 p.m.: Nonfiction and Faith: A Conversation between Wesley Hill and John Wilson
9 p.m.: The Ruralists

November 3
9-10:15 a.m.: Session A  
10:30 a.m.-Noon: Session B  
Noon-1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break
1:30-2:45 p.m.: Session C 
3-4:15 p.m.: Session D
5:30-7 p.m.: Dinner Break
7 p.m.: Film, TV, and Faith: A Conversation between Alissa Wilkinson, Bradford Winters, and Scott Teems
9 p.m.: Open Mic Night

November 4
9-10:15 a.m.: Session E
10:30 a.m.: Fiction and Faith: A Conversation between Randy Boyagoda and James Calvin Schaap
Noon-1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break
1:30-2:45 p.m.: Session F
3-4:45pm: Session G
5:30-7 p.m.: Dinner Break
7:30 p.m.: Derek Webb Concert

Event Location: Campus Center