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.

Sep 21 2016

Faith and Politics

An evening conversation with E.J. Dionne and Michael Gerson: two Washington Post columnists who write from different “sides of the aisle,” with similar Christian conviction. They share thoughts and insights about the upcoming elections. In particular, what concerns should Christians have before them?

Aug 21 2016

"What Made America Great in the First Place?"

Author and writer Os Guinness shares fresh insights into the current challenges facing Christians in the West, re-examining the foundational role (usually-neglected by historians) of The Exodus, Sinai and the Covenant God made with his people.

Aug 14 2016

Meeting Brothers and Sisters in Syria and Lebanon

Though the war and refugee crisis in Syria and Lebanon may seem far away, Presbyterian brothers and sisters in those lands are living out their faith and ministry in this challenging time. Parish Associate Nancy Fox reports on her July visit to schools and other ministries of the church in Lebanon that serve Syrian refugees. She also shares stories from Syrian Presbyterian women who attended a church retreat.

Aug 7 2016

Islam and the West: Promoting the Dialogue of Civilizations

The current state of relations between the West and the Muslim World is a point of vital concern and serious discussion in the public square. Ambassador Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University and former Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, presents the urgent need for interfaith dialogue today, in hopes of fostering bridge-building and understanding of the “other.”

 
NOTE: Professor Ahmed's poem, "What is it That I Seek," which failed to play due to technical problems at the outset of his presentation, has been edited in to this video production of his presentation.

Jul 31 2016

A Christian Bank’s Challenge to Urban Poverty

Dwelling House Savings & Loan in Pittsburgh’s Hill District was a different kind of financial institution. Intentionally run on Christian principles, this bank found one successful way to address urban poverty. It represents one of the most inspiring examples of the integration of Christian faith and the competitive world of business. Robert is an ordained PC(USA) pastor and has taught for 30 years at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as in churches and even prisons. He is currently writing a book on the history and the philosophy of economics. Robert has been married to his wife for over 40 years; they have two adult children.

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