David French, a New York Times columnist and bestselling author, will speak at Dordt University on Monday, November 6 at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. His lecture is titled “The Three Commandments of Christian Politics.” This presentation is part of the 2023-24 First Mondays Speaker Series. The community is welcome to attend this free event.
In addition, French will participate in a live podcast interview for the In All Things podcast with Dr. Justin Bailey, associate professor of theology. Dordt students, the campus community, and the Sioux Center community are invited to attend the interview, which will take place in the screening room (CL 1403) in the Ribbens Academic Complex on November 6 at 1:30 p.m.
French is the author of Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation. In January 2023, he joined The New York Times as an opinion columnist. A former major in the United States Army Reserve and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, French was awarded the Bronze Star. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and is a former constitutional litigator and a past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Previously, he served as senior editor at The Dispatch and as a contributing writer at The Atlantic.
The First Mondays Speaker Series brings thinkers, writers, and cultural leaders to Dordt University to explore ideas that will stretch our imaginations, grow our understanding, and help us re-form our world in God-honoring ways. For those off-campus, watch the lecture on livestream.
About Dordt University
As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.