This endowed lecture series honors the Rev. Dr. James Crumley, former President of the Lutheran Church in America. It brings to campus leaders who are outstanding in their fields and glad to articulate their sense of Christian vocation. The lecturers and the titles of their presentations:
CEO Worldwide, Habitat for Humanity
"Working Together to Build Homes, Community and Hope"
September 3, 2013
Director of the Center for Religion and Society at Roanoke College
"Long Obedience in the Same Direction"
March 29, 2012
Jean Bethke Elshtain
Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School, member of the President's Council on Bio-Ethics
"The Blessings and Burdens of a Christian Political Philosopher"
March 31, 2011
M. Roy Schwarz, MD
Senior Vice President of Medical Education and Science at the American Medical Association
"Faith, the Ongoing Miracle for a Physician"
March 25, 2010
Judge Humes Franklin, Jr.
Chief Judge of the 25th Circuit Court of Virginia
"Whether Judges and Lawyers Too Can Be Saved"
April 2, 2009
Ambassador Robert Seiple
President and CEO of the Council of America's First Freedom
"Doves, Snakes, and Giants: Reflections on a Life's Journey"
March 27, 2008
Martin E. Marty
Fairfax Cone Professor Emeritus of the University of Chicago
"A Sense of Place; And A Sensible Use of Time"
March 29, 2007
2004 - March 31 - Joseph Swanson, Professor of Finance and CEO of Joseph Swanson & Company, "Wealth and Poverty: Economic and Christian Perspectives." Swanson Lecture
2003 - Robert Tuttle, Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School "Two Kingdoms and Two Clauses: Supreme Court Rulings on Church-State Issues."
2002 - Rev. Dr. Julius Filo, President of the Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession of Slovakia "Keeping the Faith Before and After Communism."
2001 - John Stumme, Director of Studies for the Division for Church in Society of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America "Two Cities, One City, or No City?" Stumme Lecture
2000 - Paul Hinlicky, Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College "The Spirit of Christ Amid the Spirits of the Postmodern World."
1999 - L. Milton Woods, former treasurer of the Lutheran Church in America "It is Enough."