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September 2021

Campolo Scholars Forum with Dr. Lindy Backues

September 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087 United States

Dr. Lindy Backues meets with the Campolo Scholars to lead their forum meeting. Biography For close to fifteen years Dr. Lindy Backues served as a professor at Eastern University in Philadelphia, with publications, writings, and public speaking events exploring the interface between theology, interfaith practice, dialogue, and community development, especially nested in the midst of practical, implemented, participatory involvement. Dr. Backues took up full-time academic work after nearly two decades of direct community life in Indonesia, where, among his other…

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Campolo Scholars Forum with Dr. Jodie Boyer Hatlem

September 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Jodie Boyer Hatlem meets with the Campolo Scholars to lead their forum meeting. Biography Jodie Boyer Hatlem is a Mennonite Pastor and Adjunct Professor at North Park Theological Seminary. She has a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto and an M.Div. from Duke Divinity. Her academic work focuses on the history of Christian responses to mental illness and mental incapacity, most especially in her dissertation entitled Sin and Insanity in Nineteenth-Century North America. She lives in…

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Campolo Scholars Forum with M. Ashe Van Steenwyk

September 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

M. Ashe Van Steenwyk meets with the Campolo Scholars to lead their forum meeting. Biography M. Ashe Van Steenwyk is the Executive Director of the Center for Prophetic Imagination in Minneapolis. Ashe's ministry brings together the work of spiritual formation and radical action. In 2004, they founded the Mennonite Worker, an intentional community committed to Jesus’ way of hospitality, simplicity, prayer, peacemaking, and resistance. Ashe is the author of a number of books, most notably UnKingdom (Cascade Press) and A…

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October 2021

Campolo Fellows Lecture Series and Missions Forum 2021 with Rev. Melissa Florer-Bixler

October 18, 2021 - October 20, 2021
Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087 United States
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We're pleased to host Rev. Melissa Florer-Bixler for the Fall Campolo Fellows Lecture Series and Missions Forum, October 18-20, 2021 in partnership with Eastern University's Office of Faith and Practice and Palmer Theological Seminary.  We're especially grateful for the generous support of the Baugh Family Foundation and First Baptist Church of Philadelphia for sponsoring this three day community event. Rev. Florer-Bixler will be sharing and discussing the thesis and themes from her latest book, How to Have an Enemy: Righteous…

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Campolo Scholars Forum with Roy Goble

October 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Roy Goble meets with the Campolo Scholars to lead their forum meeting. Biography An entrepreneur and real estate developer for the last 30 years, Roy Goble grew up working in his father’s junkyard, where he learned to take apart absolutely anything and to evaluate everything for the value of its parts. After studying economics and business at Westmont College, and marrying his high school sweetheart, D’Aun, he joined his family’s growing real estate business. Today he runs a real estate…

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November 2021

Campolo Scholars Forum with Katie Hoyt McNabb

November 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Katie Hoyt McNabb meets with the Campolo Scholars to lead their forum meeting. Topic: The Role of Scripture in Shaping Christian Community. Biography After graduating with a BA in Religious Studies from Yale, Katie Hoyt McNabb continued her studies at Temple University, earning her Master’s in Education while teaching high school English. When she and her husband began their family, Katie retired from full time instruction, but reengaged in education part time teaching parenting courses and then, primarily, adult Bible Studies at…

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Campolo Scholars Forum with Tony Campolo (Virtual)

November 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Role of the Church and Christian Academy for Intellectual, Spiritual, and Vocational Formation. Distinguished Eastern University alum and Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Dr. Tony Campolo, will share about the impact Eastern had on his intellectual, spiritual, and vocational formation and of his hopes and dreams for the Campolo Scholars and all Eastern University and Palmer Theological Seminary Students. The Campolo Scholars Forum is made possible with generous gifts from the Baugh Family Foundation and FBC of Philadelphia. Biography Tony…

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Campolo Scholars Forum with Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms

November 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Trauma, Empathy, Christian Community As one of the clergy and faith-leaders participating in the the prayer vigil and peaceful counter-protest at St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville, Rev. Brown-Grooms experienced the trauma of being at the epicenter of the tragic and violent “unite the right” rally the weekend of August 11-12, 2017.   Rev. Brown-Grooms will be sharing from this experience and other insights to help us gain a deeper understating of Trauma, Empathy, and Christian Community.   Biography Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms is a member of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective and co-pastor of…

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Scholars Forum with Rev. Lauren Ng

November 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087 United States
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Visio Divina, Camino de Santiago, Poetry, and Encountering God in Art   Rev. Lauren Ng will share about her work with American Baptist Home Mission Society, guide us through a Visio Divina exercise, read some of her poetry, including one about her summer Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, and the role of art for expressing faith. Biography An ordained minister with the American Baptist Churches, USA, Lauren Ng serves as Director of Leadership Empowerment at the American Baptist Home Mission Societies.…

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January 2022

Campolo Scholars Forum with Dr. Chris Hall

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087 United States
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Topic Practicing the Way of Jesus: The Path Toward Spiritual Maturity. Jesus was given the most important work in human history. The significant question is this: how did he go about his work? Are there specific spiritual disciplines that Jesus practiced that can help us as we follow him in our pilgrimage toward home? Biography Christopher A. Hall is president of Renovaré. Hall is author of a four volume set on the Church Fathers: Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers,…

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