Kent Mathews Endowed Lectureship in Christian Social Ethics

Kent Mathews Endowed Lectureship in Christian Social Ethics

The Kent Mathews Lectureship is an important part of the Vernon Grounds Institute of Public Ethics.

Kent Mathews graduated from Denver Seminary in 1985 with a degree in counseling. During his years at Denver Seminary, he was most heavily impacted by the life and ministry of Dr. Vernon Grounds. Kent's strong sense of both justice and compassion for the marginalized characterized his life and work until his death in 1994. To honor Kent's life and continue his legacy in the area of Christian social ethics, Mr. Randall and Dr. Alice Mathews have formed this endowed lectureship so that similar passion may be inspired in the lives of future Denver Seminary students.

This annual lectureship seeks to cultivate a biblical, social ethic by addressing aspects of the obligations, virtues, values and vision essential to a thoroughly Christ-like social ethic. Specifically, the lectureship explores the aspects of these four themes by addressing the biblical, theological and philosophical nature of our obligations; the personal character dimensions of social ethics; the values reflected in social justice; and the concrete responses to which we are called.

2016-2017 Theme: Church and State: Power, Politics, and Christian Faith


Kent Mathews Endowed Lectureship in Christian Social Ethics: Biblical and Theological Explorations

This year’s program is a 2-day event featuring lecture speakers Dr. Knut Heim, Professor of Old Testament, Denver Seminary and Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals. The Kent Mathews presentation will be made during the Seminary’s chapel service on October 2-3, 2017, starting at 11:00 a.m. Each lecture will be followed by a "Lunch and Learn" discussion event during which these topics will be explored in further detail.

Schedule for this Year's Lectureship

Monday, October 2, 2017

Denver Seminary Chapel
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Reading the Bible from a Peripheral Vision and Emotional Intelligence in the Current Political Context"
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Brown Bag Lunch and Discussion

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Denver Seminary Chapel
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Agent of the Gospel—From the Middle to the Margins"
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Brown Bag Lunch and Discussion

 

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