"The Quest for Character"
Saturday, October 18, 8:45 a.m. – Noon
Registration: $15 (online); $20 (at the door)
Student Registration: Free (with valid student ID); $5 (at the door with valid student ID)
We live in a competitive, technological, self-centered, happiness-obsessed culture that superficially shapes us in ways that run against the grain of the Gospel. The spirit of the age leads people to focus on accumulating power, material wealth, and professional achievements instead of cultivating qualities for which we would like to be remembered, that can only grow slowly, over time. This conference will explore what a deep life of character looks like, the cultural forces that oppose such a way of life, as well as how we can cultivate lives of character.
David Brooks, The New York Times
David Brooks is a twice weekly Op Ed columnist for The New York Times, and appears as a commentator and analyst on Public Television’s “The Newshour” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He is the author of several books, including Bobos in Paradise and The Social Animal.
Andy Crouch,Christianity Today
Andy Crouch is a writer, producer and currently serves as the Executive Editor for Christianity Today magazine, where he is also executive producer of This Is Our City, a multi-year project featuring documentary video, reporting, and essays about Christians seeking the flourishing of their cities.
Michael Cromartie, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Michael Cromartie (moderator) is Vice President at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC where he directs the Faith Angle Forum program and the Evangelicals and Civic Life program. He also served six years on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, where he was twice named Chair.
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