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John Stackhouse to speak at Dordt College November 5

October 29, 2012

 On the heels of the Christian Evasion of Popular Culture conference, author and theologian Dr. John G. Stackhouse will speak at Dordt College as part of the First Monday Speaker Series. Stackhouse will speak on topics ranging from religious pluralism to hell while visiting Dordt College on November 5.

On Monday, Stackhouse will give two presentations. At 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium, he will speak on “Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad, Jesus: What’s the Difference—and What Difference Does it Make?” Stackhouse will focus on the multitude of religions now present in North American and around the world and offer clear counsel as to how we can best deal with this diversity. Stackhouse will consider how one can choose for oneself among so many options and whether or not we should all keep quiet about religion.

His second presentation, “Hell and the Goodness of God,” begins at 7:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Science and Technology Center.

Stackhouse will also speak in the B.J. Haan Auditorium at chapel on Wednesday, November 7, at 11 a.m., on “Why God Didn’t Make You More Beautiful than You Are.” His meditation will be based on Matthew 17:1-9.

Stackhouse is a professor of theology and culture at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds a Ph.D. in history and theology of Christianity, having attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario; Wheaton College Graduate School; and the University of Chicago. Author of several books including Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World, Stackhouse has written articles for The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and Maxim. He and his family live in Vancouver.

The First Mondays Speaker Series was established to bring biblically based thinkers, writers, and opinion leaders to Dordt College to equip students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in contemporary life. Speakers include evangelists, authors, and scholars.

These events are free and open to the public. Dordt College, a Reformed Christian college, is located at 498 Fourth Ave. NE in Sioux Center, Iowa.

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