WILSON, N.C. — October 16, 2023 — The Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry at Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Norman Wirzba, the Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology & Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute of Ethics at Duke University, as the featured speaker for the fall 2023 Light of Life Series Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 24. He will address the topic of “Creation Care.”
This event will be held at 4 p.m. in Howard Chapel on the Barton campus. This lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Ministerial leaders who serve in small, rural churches in eastern North Carolina are particularly encouraged to attend.
Wirzba’s research and teaching interests are at the intersections of theology, philosophy, ecology, and agrarian and environmental studies. Raised on a farm in Southern Alberta, Dr. Wirzba studied history at the University of Lethbridge, theology at Yale University Divinity School, and philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He has published a number of books and has taught at Saint Thomas More College/University of Saskatchewan, Georgetown College (Kentucky), and Duke University Divinity School. He is married to Gretchen Ziegenhals and has four children. Dr. Wirzba appreciates time for baking and cooking, as well as woodworking. And, he also enjoys playing the guitar and mandolin, tending a garden, playing basketball, and especially spending time with his family and friends.
For additional information about this event, please contact the Reverend Malinda Fillingim, director of the Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry at Barton College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.