Providence is pleased to announce that Dr. Gregg Frazer will be the featured speaker for the annual spring Academic Conference.
The Academic Conference lectures will be held at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm on Thursday, February 8. The public is welcome and invited to attend and all sessions will be held in Franson Hall on the campus of Providence Christian College
10:30 AM Lecture
The Religious Beliefs of Key American Founders
We will look at what key American Founders said in their own words that they believed and draw some conclusions from that evidence concerning their true religious beliefs.
1:30 PM Lecture
Examining the Evidence For a Christian America
We will evaluate some of the most commonly presented evidence for the claim that America’s Founders intended to create a Christian nation and draw some conclusions from that evidence concerning the validity of the Christian America thesis.
Dr. Frazer has coordinated the Political Studies program at The Master’s University since its inception. His particular areas of interest are the American Founding and pre-nineteenth-century political philosophy. Dr. Frazer has represented the University in radio debates and in the blogosphere concerning the Christian’s role in politics and history and has spoken on religion and the American founding at numerous conferences. He has also been a guest speaker at a number of churches.
He is the author of The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, and Revolution (Univ. Press of Kansas, 2012) and a contributor to The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life, ed. by Dreisbach, Hall, and Morrison (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2009). Deftly blending history, religion, and political thought, Frazer succeeds in showing that the American experiment was neither a wholly secular venture nor an attempt to create a Christian nation founded on biblical principles. By showcasing the actual approach taken by these key Founders, he suggests a viable solution to the twenty-first-century standoff over the relationship between church and state—and challenges partisans on both sides to articulate their visions for America on their own merits without holding the Founders hostage to positions they never held.
Dr. Frazer and his wife Leanne have three daughters and are members of Grace Community Church, where he is a deacon and teaches an adult Bible study. His other interests include listening to jazz and classical music.