Christ at the Core Fall Series 2017

The Christ at the Core Fall Series features co-curricular events throughout the 2017 fall semester that highlight key themes of the new core curriculum and the First Year Seminar in particular. These multi-disciplinary events provide Wheaton College the opportunity to dialogue together about the enduring value and significance of studying the liberal arts in a Christ-centered community.


Wrestle on, Jacob: Race in American Culture

An exploration of race in American culture through the lens of history, music, art, and preaching with meditations on the artwork featured in the current exhibit, “Wrestle On, Jacob” in Blanchard Hall. Speakers include Dr. Theon Hill, Dr. Karen Johnson, and Dr. Shawn Okpebholo.

September 11, 7:00pm
Blanchard 339
Co-sponsored by Core Studies and the Center for Applied Christian Ethics


“I Love the Prairie”

Encounter the environmental context of our Core Book: Gilead and volunteer for prairie conservation work with Cindy Crosby, author of The Tallgrass Prairie.

September 16 & 17, 1-4pm
Morton Arboretum


Screening of Martin Scorsese’s Silence

Film Viewing and Panel Discussion

September 28, 7:00pm
Barrows Auditorium


Heaven and Earth Exhibit

Reading Gilead through the landscape of the Fox River featuring the paintings of Joel Sheesley

September 30-November 22
Fireside Room in Beamer Student Center


Simply Christian: N.T. Wright on Christian Faith and Practice

Chapel Address by N.T. Wright

October 11, 10:40am
Edman Chapel

Public Lecture by N.T. Wright

October 11, 7:00pm
Edman Chapel

Simply Christian Question & Answer with N.T. Wright

October 12, 7pm
Coray Gym


Vocation Chapel Series

October 25 - Max Anderson
October 27 - Will Haughey
November 10 - Rev. Chris Brooks

Edman Memorial Chapel, 10:40am
Co-sponsored by Core Studies, Chaplain’s Office, Opus


Christian Liberal Arts in Action: Neuroscience and Faith

Speakers include Dr. Laura Barwegen and Dr. William Struthers

November 7, 7:00pm
Barrows Auditorium

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