Religion in Life Lectures

The Office of Spiritual Life’s Religion in Life lectures bring scholars, experts, activists, and professionals from across the country to discuss contemporary issues affecting persons of faith, related to religion and spirituality, and from a diversity of perspectives. As a part of the Furman Advantage, the Religion in Life lectures are one way the Office of Spiritual Life encourages student self-discovery and self-reflection, connecting where students’ hearts and minds are growing in classes and conversations, with their spiritual selves. Religion in Life tackles a diversity of important issues for students and in the larger world, cultivating students’ intellectual growth and self-knowledge, both in service to others and in pursuit of wholeness.

2018-19 Religion in Life lectures include:

​Date ​Title
​October 26 Good Sex: Living Our Faith with Body and Soul, with Dr. Kate Ott
​November 1 Hot and Healthy Sex in the #metoo Age, with Al Vernacchio
​November 15
What Really Matters? 2018 LD Johnson Lecture, with Ross McClain
​February 27 Unprotected Texts, with Dr. Vaughn CroweTipton
​March 26 Environmental Justice: Connecting Ecology, Theolgy, and Race, with Dr. Elaine Noguiera-Godsey
​March 28 I’m Not Leaving: Defying Genocide in Rwanda and Beyond, with Carl Wilkens
​April 25 The Power of Boundless Compassion, with Fr. Gregory Boyle
 

L.D. Johnson Lecture Series

Compassion, adventure, education, love. What really matters? That was the question L.D. Johnson encouraged the Furman community to think about during his time as chaplain. After his death in 1981 we established the L.D. Johnson Lecture Series to honor his memory and continue asking our community to consider who we are and what we’re about. Each semester a Furman professor or alum will give a lecture explaining what really matters. Don’t miss the next L.D. Johnson Lecture Series.

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