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2007 Events


Wednesday, August 29 - REAL SEX: Lauren Winner  10:00 a.m., Neely Dining Room

Lauren Winner is the author of Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, and Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity. She writes often for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World and Publishers Weekly. Winner has degrees from Cambridge University and Columbia University and teaches at Duke University.


Friday, September 14 - FAITH SET FREE: C.S. Lewis and the Quest for Joy  10:00 a.m., Neely Dining Room

Join us this fall as we engage the world of C.S. Lewis with Lewis scholars Stan Mattson and Andrew Lazo.

***You are invited to register for the C.S. Lewis Foundation Southeast Regional Conference at Belmont,
Saturday, September 15 at***

Wednesday, September 19 - DEANS’ CONVOCATION: Faith-Informed Academics  10:00 a.m., Bunch Library Multimedia Hall

A panel of our deans talks about how their faith informs their work. This panel will include Dean Kathy Baugher (enrollment services), Dean Jack Williams (health sciences), and Dean Phil Johnston (pharmacy).

Wednesday, September 26  - JOY AT WORK: Dennis Bakke  10:00 a.m., Neely Dining Room 

Dennis Bakke is the billionaire founder of AES, a worldwide company with 40,000 employees.  His New York Times’ bestseller, Joy at Work, tells of the radical changes needed to make work fulfilling.  In 1983, he began to live on 1 percent of his income and give 99 percent away to projects that empower the poor through The Mustard Seed Foundation.


Wednesday, October 17 - CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKING: Peggy & Art Gish  10:00 a.m., Neely Dining Room

Peggy and Art Gish are leaders of Christian Peacemaker teams, which work alongside the oppressed in hotspots around the world.  Peggy has served in Iraq for many years, where one of her teammates, Tom Fox, was martyred. She is the author of Iraq: A Journey of Hope and Peace.  Art, who works in Israel/Palestine, has written several books, including Hebron Journal: Stories of Nonviolent Peacemaking.

Wednesday, October 24 - HOPE FOR URBAN YOUTH: Lee Brown & John Gordy  10:00 a.m., Massey Boardroom (MBC-407)

Lee Brown grew up in Grenada, MS. where he was inspired by hearing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. John Gordy made and lost several fortunes.  He finally wound up in Hell’s Kitchen, N.Y. Christ’s work in his life led him to get involved in FCA so that he might bring hope to at-risk young people. They are both  leaders of Fellowship of Christian Athletes programs in some of the toughest high schools in Nashville and Los Angeles.  /


SCIENCE AND FAITH: John Polkinghorne: 

Tuesday, November 13 (Beaman A&B 7:00 p.m.)  - Vaughn Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 14 (Neely Dining Room 10:00 a.m.)  - Convocation

John Polkinghorne is the President Emeritus of Queen’s College, Cambridge and was Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge University.  He has written 15 books on physics and the relation of science and faith, including Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship (Yale Univ. Press).                                                                                                                                             
He is an Anglican priest, founder of the Society of Ordained Scientists and was knighted in 1997 for distinguished service to science, religion, learning and medical ethics.                                                                            

Monday, November 19 - THANKSGIVING SERVICE  10:00 a.m., Neely Dining Room

A Service of Scripture, song and testimonies of thanks from Belmont faculty, staff and students.