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.

2015-2016 Series: Race Relations

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

Dr. Carl F. Ellis, Jr. will be speaking at this year's Kent Mathews Lectureship. He will be speaking on race relations for two days during chapel. Dr. Ellis' talks will be followed by "Lunch and Learn" events during which this important and timely topic will be explored further.

Schedule:

Monday, October 19, 2015
Denver Seminary Chapel
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Carl Ellis will present "Race - Will We Ever Get It Right?"
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Brown Bag Lunch and Discussion with Dr. Ellis, representatives from Denver Seminary, and individuals from the local African American Community.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Denver Seminary Chapel
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Carl Ellis will present "Bridging the National Divide"
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Brown Bag Lunch and Discussion with Dr. Ellis, time for Q&A

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