Humanitas Forum this Fall

This fall’s Humanitas Forum looks to be a thought-provoking group of lectures. I hope everyone in the Cookeville area will try to attend. I’m especially excited about Ted Kluck being here. I’ve heard good things about his book. Thanks, Mike, for setting these lectures up!

The Humanitas Forum

 on Christianity and Culture

2011 Fall Lectures

 Cookeville, Tennessee

  September 30, 2011 (Friday) — Trevin Wax, “Retreat or Advance? How the Gospel Forms a Christian’s Role in Society”

Trevin Wax is a popular blogger (Kingdom People) who is currently editing a new, theologically robust small group curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources.  A former missionary and pastor, he is a contributor to Christianity Today and other publications. His most recent books are Counterfeit Gospels (Moody, 2011) and Holy Subversion (Crossway, 2010).

October 28, 2011 (Friday) — Ted Kluck, “Why We Love the Church:  In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion”

Ted Kluck is co-author, with Kevin DeYoung, of Why We’re Not Emergent and Why We Love the Church.  Both books received the Book of the Year Award from Christianity Today.  Ted’s work has appeared in such varied publications as ESPN The Magazine and Christianity Today.  He has served as a missionary and taught college level writing classes.

December 2, 2011 (Friday) — John Mason Hodges, For Those with Ears to Hear: Music and Metaphor

John Mason Hodges is a conductor, lecturer, composer, and writer. He was Professor of Arts and Culture at Crichton College for 7 years.  He composed music and conducted choirs at Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN, for 10 years.  Most recently John founded and directs the Center for Western Studies, a year-long college-level tutorial program that explores the Great Books and the history of Western ideas through a Christian worldview.

 Q&A Follows Each Lecture

 Admission:  Free

Location:  Cody Hall – Nashville State Community College, 1000 Neal Street, Cookeville, Tennessee

Time:  7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Contact:  Michael Poore, Director, The Humanitas Project, (931) 239-8735,

One response to this post.

  1. I don’t know which to be most excited about… I’ve met Trevin Wax and John Mason Hodges before, and both are absolutely fantastic speakers! I’ve read several of Ted Kluck’s books (including the one he’s speaking on at the forum) and can’t wait to meet him in person, too. If you get a chance, you should read “Why We Love the Church” before he comes. It’s excellent, especially the epilogue!


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