“In a time of increasing secular incoherence, this lectureship provides a small contribution to restoring comity in discussing important topics, edifying both our students and our campus community generally.”

- Dr. C. Ross Betts, Lectureship Founder


Established in the fall of 2021, the Lectureship in Christianity, Humanities and Public Life is a biannual series committed to and motivated by the biblical teaching that by and through Christ all things were created, and “in Him all things hold together” (Col. 1:16-17).

Nationally recognized scholars and public intellectuals encourage both internal and external community members to explore the intersection of and tensions within the humanities, science and the Christian faith.

Beyond each speaker’s public presentation, they have the additional opportunity to engage the University’s students, faculty and staff through other, more exclusive and focused interactions including salons and small group presentations.

Upcoming Lecture

Ken Myers
Host and Producer - Mars Hill Audio

“Notes Concerning the Dissolution of Culture (with apologies to T.S. Eliot)”

Thurs., Nov. 17 - 7 p.m.

A discussion of questions about cultural health in light of the current conditions of social and political conflict within the context of T.S. Eliot’s “Notes towards the Definition of Culture.”

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Dr. Gilbert Meilaender
Senior research professor - Valparaiso University; Author
“How Shall We Think About Equal Human Dignity?”
Presentation Date: March 24, 2022
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Dr. Gary Saul Morson
Lawrence B. Dumas professor of arts and humanities, and professor, Slavic languages and literatures - Northwestern University
“Do Absolute Values Exist? A Russian Question”
Presentation Date: Oct. 27, 2021
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