Symposium on The Future of Christian Higher Education

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW Ballroom
Washington, DC 20045


The Future of Christian Higher Education

The Trinity Forum and Gordon College are delighted to invite you to an evening symposium on "The Future of Christian Higher Education." 

In what promises to be a fascinating conversation, panelists will discuss the unique nature and value of a Christian liberal arts education in intellectual and spiritual formation, challenges to the liberal arts in general and a faith-based liberal arts approach in particular in our time, and the prospects for the vitality of Christian higher education.

Our panelists include: 

Shirley Hoogstra serves as the president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Hoogstra combines her passion for the rule of law and higher education by representing the CCCU and its outward-facing work. Previously, she served for 15 years as Calvin College’s vice president for student life. She spent more than a decade practicing law as a partner at a firm, and also served on the boards of several community organizations and schools, including the New Haven County Bar Association and Calvin College, and a founding board member of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. She received a bachelors degree in education at Calvin College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law. 

Michael Lindsay serves as the president of Gordon College. Earlier in his career, Lindsay was a member of the sociology faculty at Rice University, where he won multiple awards both for his teaching and his scholarly research. He has lectured on five continents, and is the author of two dozen scholarly publications. Lindsay’s Faith in the Halls of Power was nominated for the nonfiction Pulitzer Prize in 2007, and his most recent book, View from the Top, won two awards and has been translated into Chinese and Japanese. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University and graduate theological degrees from Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University and Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and was named Outstanding Young Alumnus.

Pete Wehner is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. Wehner served in the last three Republican administrations, including as Deputy Director of Speechwriting and later Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives for President George W. Bush. He is author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (co-authored with Michael Gerson) and Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism (co-authored with Arthur Brooks). Through his writing, he often defends the liberal arts and academic freedom.

We hope you will join us for wine, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation at the National Press Club. Please click on the link above to register!

Trinity Forum Society Members: $15
Non-Members: $25

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