2018 Recorded lectures
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Spring Lecture - April 6-7
Dr. Justin L. BarrettDr. Barrett is Professor of Psychology at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He is currently the Chief Project Developer for the Office for Science, Theology, and Religion Initiatives (STAR). An experimental psychologist, Dr. Barrett taught for five years in Oxford University’s School of Anthropology, and is best known for his research on religion.
Summer Lecture - August 25
Reverend Gretta Vosper
Rev. Vosper dares to ask pointed questions about the purpose and progress of the emerging progressive Christian church. She speaks passionately about her commitment and her success within a traditional Christian denomination, the United Church of Canada, where she celebrates compassionate living, community, communion, and church, with and without traditional understandings of God.
An internationally recognized speaker, author and minister at West Hill Church, where the mission is “to seek truth, live fully, care deeply, make a difference.” Gretta challenges the notion that church is obligatory, stale, and routine. She is a daring voice for community, caring and living into the value of connection.
Fall Lecture - November 10
Dr. Brian McClaren
Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow and a leader in the Convergence Network, through which he is developing an innovative training/mentoring program for pastors, church planters, and lay leaders called Convergence Leadership Project. He works closely with the Center for Progressive Renewal/Convergence, the Wild Goose Festival and the Fair Food Program‘s Faith Working Group.