2012 Kent Mathews Lectureship
Daily, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, from 10/08/2012 to 10/09/2012
The Kent Mathews Lectureship is a yearly event put on by 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.
2012-2013 Theme - Children and Poverty
Dates: Monday, October 8th and Tuesday, October 9th 2012
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (During Chapel)
Where: Simpson Chapel
Topic: Children and Poverty
Presenter: Dr. Therese McGee, Director, Residential Program at Lydia Home
- Common Ground Chapel, Monday October 8, 2012: The Church’s Role in Helping Children in Poverty
- Common Ground Chapel, Tuesday October 9, 2012: Helping Children Get Ready for Help – Addressing Trauma in Children in Poverty
There will be a brown bag luncheon after each lecture. It will be a chance to brainstorm on how Christians can help children in poverty.
Dr. Therese McGee is a Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, IL. Since 1974, she has been a member of the Apostolic Church of God, a large urban congregation on the south side of Chicago. There she teaches ministers in Congregational Care and teenagers in Bible Study. She has been involved in many of the church’s programs designed to help struggling families gain a foothold in our society. Professionally, she is the Director of the Residential Program at Lydia Home, a Christian agency. In that capacity, she is responsible for the treatment of traumatized, abused, and neglected children and adolescents. Referred by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service, the children live at Lydia Home for 1-2 years. Dr. McGee and the Lydia staff work to help the children to heal and to build the skills needed to be functional and successful in a family setting. Dr. McGee has been married to minister and deacon Robert J. McGee Jr. for 39 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.
To visit the Kent Mathews Endowed Lectureship page, please go here.