The World and Our Calling Lectures
The World and Our Calling Lectures series explores different facets of the Christian calling to be engaged with our culture. These lectures are intended to enable students and guests to know better and to relish the beauty of the cultural world, as it can be understood in relation to the redemptive presence of Jesus Christ.
The World and Our Calling Lectures are held annually on Redeemer’s campus.
2020: Rev. Dr. Matthew Kaemingk
Chapel Address: The Hijab and the Nakedness of Christ
Evening Lecture: Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear
2019: Dr. Heath Carter
Chapel Address: Let Your Light Shine
Evening Lecture: Which Side Are You On? Christianity and Labour in an Age of Inequality
2018: Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson
Chapel Address: The Necessary Failure of Easter
Evening Lecture: Captain America vs. Flannery O’Connor: Heroes and Saints for Unholy Times
2017: Dr. Matthew Milliner
Chapel Address: There is One Spirit
Evening Lecture: Culture Breaking: The Image of God in an Image-Driven Age
2015: Dr. Reginald W. Bibby
Chapel Address: Challenge, Opportunity, Responsibility, and Creativity for Christians in Canada Today.
Evening Lecture: The Future of Religion in Canada: What’s Needed from Christian Leaders
2014: Andy Crouch
Chapel Address: Becoming Culture Makers
Evening Lecture: Redeeming the Gift of Power
2013: Dr. Deborah Bowen (ARCU Lecturer)
Chapel Address: “Redemption through Reading”: Why Bother with the Liberal Arts and Sciences?
Evening Lecture: “Seeing Beyond the Scenery”: Dwelling in the World by Metaphor
2012: Dr. Peter J. Leithart
Chapel Address: And He Gave Thanks
Evening Lecture: Monsters of Ingratitude
2011: Dr. Steven Garber
Chapel Address: Maturing in Christ to Bless His World
Evening Lecture: Is It Possible to Know the World, and Still Love the World?
2010: Dr. James R. Payton, Jr. (ARIHE Lecturer)
Chapel Address: Calvin’s Motto
Evening Lecture: Calvin: Champion of Piety
2008: Dr. Marva J. Dawn
Chapel Address: COSMOS: The Nature of Our Gods
Evening Lecture: VOCATIO: True Worship Every Second
2007: Dr. James K. A. Smith
Chapel Address: Desiring the Kingdom: We Are What We Love
Evening Lecture: A Christian University is for Lovers: Revisioning Christian Education