Lectures Archive

Browse our lectures chronologically using the links to the left, or use the search function at the top of the page to search for a particular speaker or lecture series.

Oct 3 2015

Science and the Soul: Fall Conference

Psychiatrist and author Curt Thompson leads us in a consideration of how faith in God actually changes our brain – the way we think and relate to others leads to deeper, closer connections with God and the people we love. 

Presentation Outline, Curt Thompson Bio

Aug 30 2015

Trip Reports

NPC Youth middle and high school students share photos and experiences from their summer 2015 mission trips to the Dominican Republic and rural Virginia.

Aug 23 2015

An Ancient Path to Balance in Life: Saints, Sleep, and Sanity

Karen Wright Marsh shares insights from two ancient formative figures, St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, who can provide a path to balance in our lives today. Karen directs Theological Horizons, a strategic ministry that supports Christians in academia on the campus of University of Virginia. 

Aug 16 2015

Religion and Rebellion: What’s Next for the Arab World?

Veteran Columnist and former Middle East Bureau Chief for The Washington Post Tom Lippman shares his insight and experience as he reflects on the current situation in the Middle East, especially in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Mr. Lippman currently serves as adjunct scholar for the Middle East Institute. He is the author of several books.

Aug 9 2015

Every Living Thing: Animal Welfare and Christian Faith

Christine Gutleben (Director of Faith Outreach for the Human Society of U.S.) and Michael Cromartie (V.P., Ethics and Public Policy Center) will lead us in a Biblical and theological exploration of why animals are worthy of our respect and care.