Lectures

Lincoln Christian University supports the efforts of our students, church members, and nearby residents to be lifelong learners. One of the ways that LCU assists in fulfilling this goal is by inviting to campus a wide variety of noted scholars, teachers, and preachers who are influencing the church and the world today. All lectureships are free and open to the public.

Every fall, the James D. Strauss Worldview Lectureship honors Dr. James Strauss, a retired LCU professor who taught in the areas of theology and philosophy. The Strauss Lectureship is typically held the second Tuesday and Wednesday of October. Recent guest lecturers include J.P. Moreland, Ben Witherington, David Dockery and Nancy Pearcey .

The John M. Webb Lectureship pays tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. John Webb, long-time Academic Dean and Professor of Preaching at LCU and is offered once every two years. As a testimony to our mission of preparing preachers, LCU invites gifted preachers and professors of preaching to challenge our thinking and uphold the professional preaching ministry in today's world. Recent Webb lecturers have included Dr. Webb's sons, Joseph and John, as well as other noted preachers such as Haddon Robinson, Eugene Lowry, Michael Duduit, and Robert Smith, Jr.

Every other spring, the Seminary Lectureship invites speakers that focus on the various disciplines represented in the Seminary such as theology, psychology, Christian education, intercultural studies, history or other areas thus providing a wide range of topics and lecturers Some of the more recent speakers have been Robert Webber, Paul Maier, and Diane Langberg.

Please contact the University at 217.732.3168 for more information concerning any of our annual lectureships.