Conversations in Christ

Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ & Culture Lecture and Performance Series 

vigen guroian canisius
“The Meaning of Mentor: Touchstones in Literature” 

Vigen Guroian, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, University of Virginia 
When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 5:00 PM
Where: Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center - Grupp Fireside Lounge 

kristin du mez canisius speaker
“Jesus and John Wayne and the Evangelical Reckoning” 

Kristin Kobes Du Mez Professor of History, Calvin University 
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 7:00 PM 
Where: Science Hall Commons 



Conversations in Christ & Culture: Past Speakers

  • Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Professor of Biological Sciences & Professor of Sacred Theology
  • Elizabeth Bruenig, opinion columnist at The Washington Post
  • James K.A. Smith, professor of philosophy and author
  • Margaret O’Brien Steinfels, writer and editor. 
  • David Bentley Hart, University of Cambridge
  • John F. Haught, PhD, Georgetown University’s Woodstock Theological Center
  • Peter C. Phan, PhD, Georgetown University
  • T. Frank Kennedy, SJ, Canisius Professor at Boston College
  • Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist and networker among innovative Christian leaders.
  • Fr. Dean Brackley, S.J., University of Central America in El Salvador
  • Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College
  • Rev. Francis Clooney, S.J, Harvard University
  • Dr. James Cone, Union Theological Seminary, NYC
  • Dr. Martin Cook, Air Force Academy, Boulder, CO
  • Dr. John Dominic Crossan, Depal University
  • Dr. Lawrence Cunningham, Notre Dame University
  • Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Fordham University
  • Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, Kolel Center in Toronto
  • Joseph Grieboski, Institute on Religion and Public Policy
  • Dolores C. Huerta, Co-founder and Vice President Emeritus
  • Elizabeth Johnson, Fordham University
  • Gustav Niebuhr, Syracuse University
  • Rabbi David Novak, University of Toronto
  • Rev. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Ignatius Productions
  • Rev. John Pawlikowski, University of Chicago
  • David Robinson, National Director Pax Christi
  • Dr. Ronald Sider, Palmer Theological Seminary
  • Linda E. Thomas, Lutheran School of Theology
  • George Weigel, Ethics and Policy Center Washington D.C.
  • Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University