The University of Lynchburg will launch a new minor this fall: medical humanities. The 18-hour program, developed by a team of faculty from across the academic disciplines, bridges the humanities and health sciences in a way not previously done at Lynchburg.
Scholar and activist Dr. Larycia Hawkins will give the 2020 Turner-Warren Lecture at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at First Christian Church in Lynchburg. At 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, she will deliver the 2020 Jennie Cutler Shumate Lecture on Christian Ministry in Snidow Chapel at the University of Lynchburg.
Humanist Chaplain Walker Bristol will speak on “Humanism and Atheism Today: New and Old Ways of Making Meaning in a Changing World” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Hopwood Auditorium.
Last week, a group of students and Dr. Amy Merrill Willis, associate professor of religious studies at University of Lynchburg, visited the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond.
Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Dr. Andrew Chesnut will speak at this year’s Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture at the University of Lynchburg. The lecture, “How did the Mexican Skeleton Saint, Santa Muerte, become the fastest growing new religious movement in the West?” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, in Memorial Ballroom at Hall Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Jan Linn, chaplain at Lynchburg College from 1976 to 1986, will present a lecture about his latest book, Evangelicalism and the Decline of American Politics, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, in Lynchburg College’s Snidow Chapel. The lecture is free and the public is invited.
Two religious studies majors from University of Lynchburg were in Atlanta last week for the National Festival of Young Preachers. The festival attracts budding preachers, ages 14 to 35, from a variety of Christian denominations and traditions and involves four days of preaching, networking, master classes, and other events. Morganne Talley ’21 and Evan Griffey […]
The Rev. Dustin Parsons-Schwarz ’03 will deliver the 2017 Baccalaureate address for the Class of 2017. The Baccalaureate service will be held Friday, May 19, at 5 p.m. in Snidow Chapel. Dustin moved to the Washington, D.C. metro area after graduating from the Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY in 2010. Passionate about social justice issues, he […]
University of Lynchburg will host Dr. Peter Enns, a noted biblical scholar, theologian, and writer, for the annual Jenny Cutler Shumate Lecture on Christian Ministry on Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. Dr. Enns will discuss “The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our trust more Than Our Correct Beliefs.” Based on […]
The Rev. Nathan C. Brooks will present the Jennie Cutler Shumate Lecture on Christian Ministry on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel. His topic will be “Preparing for Caring: The Faith-Guided Path to Service.” This will follow his lecture the previous day on the topic of “Anger: Deadly Sin or Spiritual Ally?” at 4 p.m. at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).