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: Power, Politics, and Christian Faith

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

Dr. Richard J. Mouw, PhD will be speaking at this year's Kent Mathews Lectureship. He is Professor Emeritus and Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Seminary and has written and spoken widely on the topic of Christianity, politics, and public life. The 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 3, 2016
Denver Seminary Chapel
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Richard J. Mouw, PhD
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Brown Bag Lunch and Discussion with Dr. Mouw

Audio of Monday's events is available here: The Power of the Gospel and Political Power

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Denver Seminary Chapel
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Richard J. Mouw, PhD
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Brown Bag Lunch and Discussion with Dr. Mouw, time for Q&A

Audio of Tuesday's events is available here: The Political Power of Jesus

Archives of the Kent Mathews Endowed Lectureship series

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