Leadership Speaker Series
Student Leadership Development at Baylor seeks to embolden students towards cultivating the virtues and habits necessary to faithfully and authentically lead for the common good. In support of this mission, we invite thought leaders to discuss the intersection of their areas of expertise; postures of leadership to include character, virtue, and ethics; as well as human flourishing and the common good. Students will be educated towards a certain kind of leadership in the world; leadership characterized by a commitment to human flourishing and wrestling towards shalom.
Fall 2023 Speakers
Dr. James K. A. Smith, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit
October 3rd|6:30-7:30pm|McClinton Auditorium (Foster 240)
Dr. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin University and serves as editor in chief of Image journal, a quarterly devoted to “art, mystery, and faith.” Trained as a philosopher with a focus on contemporary French thought, Smith has expanded on that scholarly platform to become and engaged public intellectual and cultural critic. An award winning author and widely traveled speaker, he has emerged as a thought leader with a unique gift of translation, building bridges between the academy, society, and the church. Through the Speaker Series, Dr. Smith will discuss themes from his book, You are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit.
Rev. Eugene Cho, Overrated: Are we More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World than Actually Changing the World?
November 9th|6:30-7:30pm|McClinton Auditorium (Foster 240)
Rev. Eugene Cho’s many passions involve leadership, justice, the whole Gospel, and the pursuit of God’s Kingdom here on this earth. Eugene is the President/CEO of Bread for the World and Bread Institute, a prominent non-partisan Christian advocacy organization urging both national and global decision makers to help end hunger. He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW) – a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. For his entrepreneurial work, Eugene was honored as one of 50 Everyday American Heroes and a recipient of the Frederick Douglass 200 – included in a list of 200 people around the world who best embody the spirit and work of Frederick Douglass, one of the most influential figures in history. Rev. Cho will discuss themes from his book, Overrated: Are we More in love with the Idea of Changing the World than Actually Changing the World.
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