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Ken Myers Delivers Spring Faith & Reason Lecture

February 19th, 2013

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A copy of Ken Myer's lecture is available here.

 

 

Ken Myers during panel session

The spring celebration of Faith & Reason arrived last Friday, giving students and faculty a break from classes to reflect on important insights of Christian scholarship. This semester’s Faith & Reason lecture was webcast live from Town Hall.

Myers’ lecture was entitled “Christian Faithfulness in a Disordered Culture.” What follows is a summary of the lecture (read full lecture at link above):

“Modern culture typically assumes that the natural world is meaningless, that we are the sovereign makers of meaning, and that therefore cultural choices are simply an expression of personal preference. But Christians have historically insisted that we are created to live our lives in ways that honor an order established in Creation by the true sovereign Maker. How can Christians—individually and in community— wisely strive to live lives that resist the disordering gravitational pull of a post-Christian society without becoming ‘culture-deniers’?”

Ken Myers did his first radio interview when he was working in college radio. He was 19 at the time, and his first guest was Johnny Cash. After college, he did editorial work for National Public Radio and later served as the arts and humanities editor for the then-new program Morning Edition. He earned a Master of Arts in Religion degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. Later, he became the editor of This World: A Journal of Religion and Public Life, a quarterly journal whose editor-in-chief was Richard John Neuhaus.

Today, he is the founder and president of Mars Hill Audio and the producer and host of the Mars Hill Audio Journal. He is the author of All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture. Ken Myers is one of the most insightful Christian intellectual voices of our time. He and his wife homeschooled their two children, and they live just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. 

If you missed the lecture and would like to read it, see the link at the top of the article.