Lewis House Lecture Series


Once a month, great Christian thinkers help us see the wisdom of the faith as it applies to any and every aspect of our lives.

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Jen Pollock Michel  |  Tuesday, January 16th, @ 7 p.m.

Keeping Place: Theological Reflections on the Meaning of Home

Home isn’t just where we sleep at night. It’s one of the fundamental longings of the human heart. And it is uniquely satisfied in the gospel. Jen Pollock Michel invites us to consider where we call home. And why it matters. Jen is a writer and has a way with words. She has an MA in Literature from Northwestern University and an MFA from Seattle Pacific University. Based on her book Keeping Place, you won’t want to miss her reflections on home.

This lecture was cancelled due to bad weather

Russell Moore  |  Monday, February 12th, @ 7 p.m.

Arousing Ourselves to Death: Why Porn is so Destructive

Dr. Moore—the editor-in-chief of Christianity Today—is perhaps best known for his work on the relationship between Christianity and culture, but he also possesses a keen pastoral eye for the spiritual forces of our day. And few forces, Moore argues, are more destructive than pornography. Ours has been dubbed a “pornography culture.” In this talk, Moore explores the problem with porn for the human heart—and beyond.

Lecture Cancelled 

Joshua Cockayne | Friday, February 16th, @ 7 PM

Why Gather? The nature and importance of gathering together for worship
A Talk on Science-Engaged Theology, Funded by the John Templeton Foundation

Dr. Joshua Cockayne is an Anglican Priest and the Director of Mission and Evangelism at Cramner Hall, Durham. In this talk, he’ll make the case that gathering with people matters. While it is important for everyone, it is especially so for the church. Drawing on insights from developmental psychology and theology, Cockayne takes a closer look at how churches adopt technology and gather together as one body.

Felicia Wu Song  |  Tuesday, March 5th, @ 7 p.m.

Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence, and Place in the Digital Age 

As a Professor of Sociology, Dr. Song brings a distinct and important voice to the discussion of technology and its place in our lives. She explores how our devices—yes, even the very device upon which you’re reading this—undermine our personhood, presence, and place in our world. To use our devices wisely, she argues, we need to recognize how our tech habits form our loves and imaginations.

Ben Myers  |  Tuesday, April 9th, @ 7 p.m.

Democracy of the Dead: The Missing Piece of Diversity

Ben’s recent book was on a not-so-recent subject: the Apostles Creed. This almost 2,000-year-old statement of faith is still around today. But you may wonder: Why? Do we really need voices from the past? Shouldn’t we focus on the diverse voices speaking today? As a theologian, Myers insists: Diversity must include the dead.

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