The College of Theology and Christian Ministry strives to bring guest speakers to campus that will engage, challenge and encourage our students. Each semester, we host several guest speakers in a large lecture setting that is open to the entire University community. In addition to this more formal setting, we also arrange smaller meetings that are specific to our students. This allows for more informal conversation, time for questions and discussion that is related to one’s vocational calling.
Below is a list of past speakers that have come to Belmont through the College of Theology and Christian Ministry:
David Capes – Lead scholar on a new translation of the Bible entitled “The Voice”. This translation attempts to present the unique voices of the biblical authors with all their personality, passion, grit, humor, and beauty. The translation focuses on the story of scripture highlighting characters, translating text as drama, and relating the story to contemporary culture.
Shane Claiborne - Shane has spent time on the streets of Calcutta working with Mother Teresa and on the staff of a Chicago mega-church. He helped found The Simple Way, a Christian community in inner city Philadelphia that has spawned numerous ministries and an international movement called The New Monasticism. His books include Ordinary Radicals, Jesus for President and Irresistible Revolution.
Rachel Held Evans – Author of Evolving in Monkeytown and A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head and Calling Her Husband Master. Rachel also blogs at rachelheldevans.com and has been featured on CNN Belief blog.
Bishop Dr. Sundo Kim - Bishop Dr. Sundo Kim has led Kwanglim Methodist Church in Seoul, South Korea for 30 years. It is now the largest Methodist church in the world, with 25,000 members. He has also served as Chair of the Board of World Vision Korea.