Past Events

Benne Center for Religion & Society 
Past Events


Faith and Learning Lecture/Dinners for Faculty and Administrators

October 29, 2015 - Sharon Gibbs, "Is It Too Late?"

January 28, 2016 - Kelly Anderson, "Wonder and Grace: One Chemist's Thoughts on Faith"

February 23, 2016 - Stella Xu, "Christianity in China and Chinese Christianity: A Scholarly and      Personal Report"

Public Events

September 21, 2015 - Arne M. Sorenson, Marriott Corporation, President and Chief Executive Officer, "Public Company Leadership: Speak Up or Hold Back?" 
October 8, 2015 - Alan G. Padgett, D.Phil., Luther Seminary and Paul Hinlicky, Ph.D., Roanoke College, Alan Padgett on Paul Hinlicky's Beloved Community, with a Response from Dr. Hinlicky

November 18, 2015 - Bethany Sollereder, Ph.D., University of Oxford, "God's Voice in the Dark and Difficult " 

February 2, 2016 - Chris Lassiter, Ph.D. and James Peterson, Ph.D., Roanoke College, An Insider's Report: International Summit on Human Gene Editing: A Global Discussion

March 18, 2016 - Simon Chan, Ph.D., Trinity Theological College, Singapore, "Christ and Folk Religion for Chinese around the World Today"

March 21, 2016 - David Givens, Ph.D., "Jamestown's Archeological Treasures"


Faith and Learning Lecture/Dinners for Faculty and Administrators

October 6, 2014 - Michael Hakkenberg,  "Voices of the 16th Century (and maybe the 21st): On Vocation, Calling, and Service"

January 27, 2015 - Kristi Hoffman, "Interfaith Marriages and Families: A Quiet Revolution"

February 24, 2015 - Paul Henrickson, "It Really Is Rocket Science"

Public Events

September 23, 2014 - Jennifer J. Wiseman, PhD, the Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope, "Seeing What Had Never Been Seen Before: the Revelations of the Hubble Space Telescope"

November 19, 2014 - John Inazu, Washington University School of Law, "The First Amendment and Religious Freedom Under Fire"

November 19, 2014 - John Inazu with Kirsten Powers, "The Meaning of the 2014 Elections"

February 19, 2015 - Dr. Thomas Farr, "The Missing Key to More Effective US Diplomacy: Religious Liberty"


Faith and Learning Lecture/Dinners for Faculty and Administrators

November 12, 2013 - Paul Handstedt,  "In the Beginning was the Word, and It Was a Lot Harder Than You Might Think:  Audience, Authority, and Educating the 'Whole Student"

February 4, 2014 - Jon Cawley,  "Faith in a Grove of Bittle Trees"

March 25, 2014  -  Ali Nazemi, "Why Here? Why Now? "Life Lessons"

Public Events

September 3, 2013 -Jonathan Reckford, CEO, International Habitat for Humanity, "Working Together to Build Homes, Communities and Hope" 

October 10, 2013 - Dr. William Fintel, MD; Anne Carlisle, RPh Pharm; Andrea LeGault, PT; Mark Graham, DMin, "Working Together for the Good of the Patient" January 21, 2014 - Makoto Fujimora, "Art as a Christian Vocation"


Faith and Learning Lecture/Dinners for Faculty and Administrators

September 6, 2012 - Maria Stallions, "Prayer and Reflection: A pathway to faith-based teaching"

October 10, 2012  - D. B. Poli, "A Personal Journey of Nature's Truths: Morals with Evidence"

March 19, 2013 - Allie Kassens "Mentors"

Public Events

November 13, 2012 - David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University, "The Righteous Gentiles and the Holocaust: Genocide and Moral Obligation"

November 13, 2012 - David Gushee with Stephen Hayes, "The Meaning of the 2012 Elections" 

March 12, 2013 - Rick Steves,Travel author and television personality, "A Calling to Travel"

April 8, 2013 - Marc Belton, Executive Vice President, General Mills: "Honesty in Marketing"