Nancy Pearcey, distinguished Christian author, scholar, and speaker, challenged the Patrick Henry College community on Friday, February 19, 2010 to "take back the English department." She demonstrated how the visual art of various ages illustrated the underlying world philosophies -- and helped to create them. Christians, she said, must unify key principles that have diverged in secular philosophy.

The lecture was part of a tradition now more than five years old, in which PHC seeks to show how faith and reason are unified under one banner -- God's truth.