David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

The Charles Franklin Finch Lecture Series

The Charles Franklin Finch Lecture series at HPU dates back to 1960, and it is a yearly endowed lectureship. The purpose of the Charles Franklin Finch lecture is “to foster dialogue and to deepen understanding regarding issues of importance to communities of faith.”


Serene-Jones-1“The Future of Faith and Theological Education”
By Rev. Dr. Serene Jones
Monday, March 23 at 5:30 PM
Hayworth Chapel

Reception to follow in the David Hayworth Lounge



We are excited to host Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She occupies the Johnson Family Chair of Religion and Democracy and has formed Union’s Institute for Women, Religion, and Globalization as well as the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice. Click here for more on Rev. Dr. Jones.


In the last several years, HPU has welcomed the following distinguished Charles Franklin Finch Lecturers:

2014: Charles Mathewes

2013: Ellen Charry

2012: Stanley Hauerwas

2011: Luke Johnson

2010: Miroslav Volf

2009: Michael Coogan

2008: Lamin Sanneh

2007: Peter Gomes

2006: William Willimon






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