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Patel delivers Fasnacht Lecture

Patel delivers Fasnacht Lecture
Eboo Patel encouraged students of all religious backgrounds to stand up for their beliefs at La Verne’s annual Fasnacht Lecture, titled “Standing Your Sacred Ground.” He explains how his upbringing led him to establish the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based organization striving for interfaith cooperation. / photo by Mitchell Aleman  Read More →

Pearson preaches on inclusiveness

Pearson preaches on inclusiveness
Bishop Carlton Pearson, the senior pastor of New Dimensions Chicago, preaches the gospel of inclusion, which is the belief that all people will eventually see salvation. His 2010 book is titled “God Is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu....” In his March 22 lecture in Morgan Auditorium, Pearson explained that the terms faith and fear are often used interchangeably. He said the goal is to... 

Lecture challenges New Testament legitimacy

Lecture challenges New Testament legitimacy
Bart Ehman, a distinguished professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina delivers his lecture, “Is the New Testament Forged? The Surprising Claims of Biblical Scholars.” In the lecture Ehman discussed his research into the origins of the New Testament. Ehman believes that 1 Peter and 2 Peter in the New Testament, thought to have been written by the Apostle Peter, could not... 

Cornel West encourages self-examination

Cornel West encourages self-examination
Cornel West, this year’s Fasnacht Lecture Series Speaker, spoke on Friday in the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium. West spoke on the flawed nature of capitalism and the recent revolution in Egypt and courage, which he calls the enabling virtue. West’s talk was the first given in the newly remodeled auditorium. West, a best-selling author, has taught at Harvard, Yale, Harvard, Union Theological... 
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