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2010 Lectures

Mission to the World: Changing Perspectives in American Protestantism 1910-2010

Brian Stanley is professor of World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh and director of the University’s Centre for the Study of World Christianity. He has written or edited six books, including most recently The World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910. He is the joint general editor of the Eerdmans series, Studies in the History of Christian Missions. 
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Dr. Stanley will discuss to what extent speakers and delegates at the World Missionary Conference held in Edinburgh transcended the limitations of an imperial age and began to glimpse some of the directions that world Christianity would take over the ensuing century.

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2009 Lectures

Nagel Lecture

Levi Obonyo, Mitchell Terpstra,
and Mark Fackler

"Should Media Bend Public Debate toward Peace? A Case Study in Kenya's
Post-Election Violence, 2007-2008"

November 16, 2009 3:30 pm
Alumni Association Board Room
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Ben Quarshie

"Shaping the Future of Christianity:
A Collective Responsibility"

October 29, 2009 3:30 pm
Meeter Center Lecture Hall
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Cosponsored Lecture

Mark Noll

God and Race in American Politics
September 17, 2009 
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World Christianity, American Christianity & the Future
September 18, 2009
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Nagel Lectures

Nagel Fellowship Presentations

About the lectures: Dianne Slager, a professor of nursing at Calvin College spoke about her work and research in East Africa. The title of her talk was "African Independent Church Leaders' Knowledge and Attitudes about HIV"Mariano Avila

Mariano Avila, professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary,presented his research on Latin American worship practices in a short talk entitled "Preliminary Approaches to Spiritual Warfare in Worship Practices in Latin America."

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2008 Lectures

Science, Philosophy, & Belief

Public lectures by Sir John Polkinghorn, Alvin Plantinga, Owen Gingerich, and Richard Swinburne.

Nagel Lectures

African Christian Initiatives: Some Lessons for the West

Cephas Omenyo

Cephas OmenyoCephas Omenyo is currently the John A. Mackay Professor of World Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. He also teaches at the University of Ghana, Legon. He has published, among others, Pentecost Outside Pentecostalism: A Study of the Development of Charismatic Renewal in the Mainline Church in Ghana (Zoetermeer, 2002).

Tuesday, May 6 @ 3:30 PM
Alumni Association Board Room
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Cosponsored by: Byker Chair in Christian Perspectives on Economic, Social, and Political Thought; African and African Diaspora Studies; the department of Sociology and Social Work; and the Nagel Institute

God, Israel, and the Future of the Nations
in Biblical Perspective

Rev Dr Chris WrightSpeaker: The Rev. Dr. Chris Wright
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About the lecture:
The Bible challenges us with a robust affirmation that God is sovereign over the stories of all nations in history. But it also focuses on God's purpose for biblical Israel in particular. How are we to connect these two great themes? And what do they tell us about God's mission and our part in it?

Wednesday, April 23 @ 3:30 PM
Meeter Center Lecture Hall
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Cosponsored Lectures

The Inaugural Lectures of the Korean Lectureship

Speaker: Dr. Stephan LintonStephan Linton
What Should Christians Do about North Korea?

March 26 @ 3:30 PM
Meeter Center Lecture Hall
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Why Should Koreans Care about North Korea?

March 27 @ 3:30 PM
Calvin Seminary Auditorium
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Nagel Lecture

Jehu J. HancilesDon't Be Refugees, Be Missionaries!
African Immigrants & the New Missionary Encounter with American Society

Speaker: Dr. Jehu J. Hanciles

Dr. Jehu J. Hanciles is the associate professor of mission history and globalization at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

February 14
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2007 Lectures

Autumn Nagel Lecture

Tibebe EsheteMarxism & Religion: the Paradox of Church Growth in Ethiopia

Speaker: Tibebe Eshete
Assistant Professor of History, Calvin College

This lecture will discuss church and state encounters during the period of the Ethiopian Revolution, 1974-1990. Eshete will provide documentary information regarding the persecutions of the evangelical church and how the church both survived and thrived in the midst of a daunting challenge through its clandestine existence and operations.

October 31
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Sponsored by the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity and the Department of History, Calvin College

Summer Nagel Lectures

Primal Religions as the Substructure of Christianity

July 2007

Kwame BediakoKwame Bediako

The Emergence of World Christianity and the Remaking of Theology

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Gillian BediakoGillian Mary Bediako

'All believers are primalists underneath.' Towards a New Appreciation of Old Testament Religion as Primal Religion

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Press Release

Spring Nagel Lectures

Dave Livermore, Ph.D., March 8, 2007

David Livermore"Looking In Before Reaching Out" listen

Dave Livermore, Ph.D., Director of Global Learning Center at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and Author of Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence (Baker Books, 2006), spoke at Calvin College about using cultural Intelligence (CQ) to improve short-term missions and service learning effectiveness.

Calvin News & Media Coverage of the Lecture

Dr. Mariano Avila Lecture at Calvin College, March 12, 2007

Mariano Avila"The Political Role of Evangelicals in Mexican Democracy from 1991 to the recent Presidential Elections of 2006: Lessons and scenarios." listen

Dr. Mariano Avila holds a Ph.D. Political Science and is a Professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary.

This lecture addresses Mexican Evangelicals'

  • Role in Mexican political history
  • Participation in recent Mexican presidential elections
  • Future role in Mexican public affairs

Cosponsored with Calvin Theological Seminary

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