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2016 Academic Conference

Listen to the Providence Podcast and hear Dr. James Skillen speak about what it means for Christians to place themselves in the Biblical story as they engage civic justice.

More from the 2016 Academic Conference

Is American Politics Broken Beyond Repair?

The root of the problems we now see go deeper than candidate personalities and the disappearance of moderates from Congress. There are both constitutional and ideological fractures that will not be overcome anytime soon. As citizens we need to face reality.

Too Much or Too Little Government: By What Criteria Do We Decide?

Apart from an idea of what a political community—a republic—should be, there are no criteria for determining the responsibilities of government and citizens, families and schools, businesses and nonprofit organizations. The fundamental question is: who is responsible for what?

America’s God and the God of Abraham, Israel, and Jesus Christ

From America’s beginning to our day there has always been much talk about God, especially by Christians. But confusion reigns and Christians are still trying to serve two masters. How shall we come clean and live rightly as citizens?

dr-skillenKeynote Speaker: Dr. James Skillen

Director of the Center for Public Justice for nearly 30 years, Skillen now works full-time writing, speaking, and mentoring advanced students. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and holds the Ph.D. from Duke University in political philosophy and international relations. His latest book is The Good of Politics: A Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Introduction. He and his wife of 50 years have two children and four grandchildren.

Providence has held the academic conference since 2013. Past speakers have included Daniel Walker Howe, Richard Mouw, and Vincent Bacote. Admission to the conference is free, and members of the community are welcome to join. Parking is available on Howard Street. Where: Franson Hall, Providence Christian College, 1539 E. Howard Street, Pasadena, CA 91104

Providence Christian College

“Liberal arts is a conversation through which we obtain wisdom. True wisdom, then, founded in the fear and love of the Lord, engenders a desire for a deeper knowledge and love of one another, teaches us and aids us in forgiving and reconciling with one another and encourages us to explore together the limitless implications of our redeemed existence on this earth.”
Danielle D.
Class of 2015
“The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.”
Psalm 24:1

Deeper Learning for Greater Wisdom

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