From the Director's Desk
The arrival of December immediately following Thanksgiving presents us a with an opportunity to consider how we can grow in gratitude to God for the gift of the incarnation. Christ’s advent makes salvation possible for us and enables us to participate in God’s kingdom work. The gift of salvation includes participating in a process of transformation of our minds and lives, which especially includes our moral life.
As CACE celebrates 25 years and looks forward to the future, it is our aim to help God’s people consider what it means to live as faithful kingdom citizens in a world that presents a variety of challenges. In this newsletter, you will see that we have a very busy Spring semester ahead, and we have scheduled a number of events that we hope will inform, educate, and develop Christian moral discernment. All the events listed are free and open to the public, and we urge you to join us as we take a journey toward greater faithfulness to God in a world that is both perplexing and wonderful.
Have a blessed Christmas.
Vincent Bacote, Ph.D.
CACE ANNOUNCES SPRING SCHEDULE
Christian Muslim Relationships: A Response to Religious Pluralism
Skye Jethani & Eboo Patel
Wednesday, January 19, 7:30 PM, Coray Auditorium
Co-Sponsors: Student Activities, Taylor University & St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn, IL
Walking in the Fire: Doing Reconciliation amidst the Ashes of Violence
Dr. Carl Stauffer, Eastern Mennonite University
Monday, January 24, 7:00 PM, 339 Blanchard Hall
Co-sponsored with Plowshares
Can God be Trusted? Faith and the Challenge of Evil
Dr. John Stackhouse, Regent College
Wednesday, February 9, 7:00 pm, 339 Blanchard
Co-sponsored with the Philosophy Department
Political Advocacy and Christian Calling
Dr. Monica Mills, Bread for the World
Wednesday, February 23, 7:00 pm, Phelps Room
Co-sponsored with Hastert Center and Politics & IR
Spring Conference 2011
Monday, March 21 - Thursday, March 24
What Makes a Nation Christian?
Dr. John Chaplin, Director, Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, Tyndale House, Cambridge
Monday, March 21, 7:00 pm, 339 Blanchard
Challenges in Christian Ethics
CACE Directors: Bacote, Scott, Chase, Johnson
Wednesday, March 23, 4:00 PM, Chatlos
25th Anniversary Reception to follow
Sex and the iWorld
Dr. Dale Kuehne, Dept. of Politics, St. Anselm College
Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 PM, 339 Blanchard
Allah: A Christian Response
Dr. Miroslav Volf, Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture
Thursday, March 24, 7:00 pm, 339 Blanchard
The Moral Responsibility of the Historian and the Case for Christian America
Dr. John Fea, Associate Professor of American History, Messiah College
Monday, March 28, 7:00 pm, 339 Blanchard