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  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016
  • 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
  • Meeter Center Lecture Hall

Call to discipleship and involvement in public life

Unpredictable election seasons, ongoing confusion about the lingering challenges of race, "buyer's remorse" about Christian engagement in politics, and numerous other public concerns could be good reason for some to step aside from social and political engagement. But what if we instead saw these issues as opportunity in disguise? Dr. Vincent Bacote will consider how the call of discipleship includes a call to public life and a way to see the challenges of today as an opportunity for the future.

Dr. Bacote is an Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College. He is the author of the The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper (2005), and has contributed to books including On Kuyper (2013), Aliens in the Promised Land (2013), Keep Your Head Up (2012) and Prophetic Evangelicals (2012). He is a regular columnist for Comment ( and has also had articles appear in magazines such as Books and Culture, Christianity Today, Think Christian and re:generation quarterly and journals such as Christian Scholars Review, Urban Mission and the Journal for Christian Theological Research.

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