Dr. Alice Mathews is the Academic Dean and the Lois W. Bennett Distinguished Emerita Professor of Educational Ministries and Women’s Ministries at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Randy, have endowed the Kent Mathews Endowed Lectureship in Christian Social Ethics at Denver Seminary in honor of their son, which provides Denver Seminary the opportunity to annually host a lectureship in the relevant area of Christian social ethics. This year Dr. Mathews will join two other lecturers, Denver Seminary’s very own social ethics experts Chancellor Vernon Grounds and Dr. Dieumeme Noelliste, Professor of Theological Ethics and Director of the Vernon Grounds Institute of Public Ethics.
Monday, October 29, 2007
11:00am – 12:00pm
Common Ground Chapel – “Contours of an Evangelical Christian Social Ethics” presented by Dr. Alice Mathews.
Dr. Mathews will lay the foundation for the series by painting a picture of the forward-moving direction of Evangelical Christian Social Ethics, offering ideas on what it will look like for Christians to broaden their idea of ethics from personal and private action to public expression in the social arena.
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Luncheon in Leadership Center Room 100 — “The Reawakening of the Evangelical Consciousness” presented by Drs. Vernon Grounds and Danny Carroll R.
In this informal interview, Dr. Carroll will interview Dr. Grounds, one of the founders of Evangelicals for Social Action, an organization concerned to see Christian faith lived out in the public sphere. Dr. Grounds will answer questions that reflect on Evangelical social awareness over the past fifty year.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
11:00am – 12:00pm
Common Ground Chapel – “Warrants for a Broader Ethical Agenda” presented by Dr. Dieumeme Noelliste.
Dr. Noelliste will offer motivating justification for expanding Christian involvement in social action by giving theological and scriptural bases for the Christian pursuit of social justice. He will also lend historical support to the argument by surveying times when God’s people have obediently addressed social ills.