Past St. Augustine Lectures

Past St. Augustine Lecturers

2019
Austen Hartke
“Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians”

2018
The Rev. Rob W. Lee IV
“Hope of the World: Confronting our Past for the Sake of our Future”

2016
The Rev. Alexia Salvatierra
Author and Faith-Rooted Organizer

2015
The Rev. Dr. Eric H. F. Law
Author and Founder of the Kaleidoscope Institute

2014
Sister Helen Prejean
Author and Activist
“Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues”

2013
Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether
Claremont School of Theology
“Ecofeminism and Religion”

2012
The Rev. Christopher Berry
Western Washington University

2011
Shane Claiborne
Author and Founder of The Simple Way
“The Environment”

2010
The Rev. Susan Russell
All Saints Pasadena
Keynote of the “Christianity and Sexuality” Conference

2009
Mark Yaconelli
Author and Expert in Youth Spirituality

 2005
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Fred Borsch
Bishop of Los Angeles (Retired)
Keeping Life’s Questions: Patterns and Accidents, Exploring Life’s Big Questions
Keeping Life’s Big Questions: Where is God When the Plane Crashes?

 2004
Dr. Martin Marty
The Christian Century
Pop Culture, Commercial Culture, and Christian Culture, Spirituality Without Moorings, Faith With Moorings,
Mainlines and Hardlines in a Mixed-Up Spiritual World

2003
Gil Bailie
Founder of the Cornerstone Forum
The Vanishing Power of the Usual Reign, Today’s Violence in Anthropological Perspective, Is There Anything New Under the Sun? Warring Idologies and the Elusive Quest for Peace, & Easter in the Meantime, The History of Hope and the Hope of History

2002
Dr. John Haught
Georgetown University
“God After Darwin”

2001
The Rev. Scotty McLennan
Stanford University
“Finding Your Religion: When the Faith You Grew Up With Has Lost Its Meaning”

2000
Jennifer Cobb
Luna Technologies
Cybergrace: The Search for God in the Digital World, discussing her book, What’s Love Got to Do With It? Artificial Evolution and the Question of an Emerging Consciousness in the Digital Network,
What Kind of Brave New World? Build an Ethics of Paradox, Exploring the Good and Not-So-Good Aspects of Cyberspace

1999
Jean Bethke Elshtain
University of Chicago
“Politics and Forgiveness, Law and the Moral Life, & Economics and the Sin of Pride”

1998
Dr. Huston Smith
Syracuse University
“Living Religiously in the Global Village, Science and the Human Spirit: Allies or Adversaries?”
“The Human Spirit in the Third Millenium: Light at the End of the Tunnel”

1997
Rita Nakashima Brock
Hamline University

1996
Inaugural Knutson Conference: “Can We Talk?”

1995
Mercy Amba Oduyoye
World Council of Churches
“The Role of the Church in Political and Cultural Criticism: Implications of the Canberra World Council of Churches Assembly”
& “A Feminine Perspective on Christianity and Culture: What America Might Learn from Africa”

1994
Walter Capps
UC Santa Barbara
“Fundamentalism, the New Religious Right, and the American Body Politic”

1993
Ronald Thiemann
Harvard University
“Living Faithfully in a Pluralistic Society”

1992
George Tinker and Richard Norris
Iliff School of Theology and Union Theological Seminary
“Columbus, Colonialism, and Native American Spirituality”

1991
Elias Farajaje-Jones
Howard University
“St. Augustine and the African Presence in Early Christianity”