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Greg Wolfe to present Christian leadership lectures

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (February 1, 2002) – What is the role of the arts in Christian education? How should a Christian be involved in the public sector? Christian author and speaker Greg Wolfe will discuss these topics next week as part of Milligan’s Institute for Christian Leadership Lectureship.

Wolfe, who is publisher and editor of “Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion” and writer in residence at Seattle Pacific University, will speak on the topic of “Art, Imagination, and Christian stewardship.”

On Tuesday, February 5, at 11 a.m., in Seeger Chapel, Wolfe will speak on “The Role of Imagination in the Life of Faith.” That evening at 7:30, he will speak on “The Role of the Arts in Christian Education” in Hyder Auditorium.

On Thursday, February 7, at 11 a.m. in Seeger Chapel, he will present his final lecture, on “The Role of the Christian in the Public Square.” All lectures are free and open to the public.

Wolfe, who is the director of the Center for Religious Humanism, has authored and co-authored numerous books, including, “Malcom Muggeridge: A Biography,” “Sacred Passion: The Art of William Schickel,” “Books that Build Character,” “Climb High, Climb Far,” and “The Family New Media Guide.” He is the editor of “The New Religious Humanists: A Reader.”

His latest book, co-authored with his wife, Suzanne, is “Circle of Grace: Pray with – and for – Your Children.” Wolfe has published essays, reviews, and articles in numerous journals, including Commonweal, First Things, National Review, Crisis, Modern Age, and New Oxford Review.

Wolfe holds a B.A. from Hillsdale College and an M.A. in English literature from Oxford University.
The Milligan College Institute for Christian Leadership advances and supports the mission, vision, and objectives of Milligan College by promoting outstanding Christian leadership at Milligan, in the region, in the church, and nationally. This is accomplished through educational programs, opportunities for involvement and collaboration, and recognition of Christian leaders.

The Institute advances the premise that leadership is a responsibility of Christians regardless of their sphere of influence or profession and explores what it means to be a Christian leader, equipped to change lives and shape culture in a rapidly changing world.

All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, please call Dr. Phil Kenneson, associate professor of theology and philosophy, at 423-461-8797, or the Public Relations Office at 461-8719.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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