Join us for the summer Christ in the City events!

Wednesday nights at Pillar Church we will hold another summer series of conversations on faith and culture. These talks are geared towards college students and emerging adults but everyone is invited.

The talks are interactive/discussion-oriented events. We seek to provide an atmosphere of open dialogue while seeking to discern how the Gospel of Christ bears on all of life. Childcare will be provided from 6:45pm to 8:00pm.

A free, light supper is offered at 6pm.

The recordings of the lectures are available as podcasts on iTunes.

Handouts from the Faith + Politics lecture are available here and the slides for the lecture can be downloaded here.


June 4    Introduction: What is "faith" and why is it central to life?

                Rev. Dr. Tim Brown (Western Theological Seminary)

                President and the Henry Bast Professor of Preaching

June 11    Faith + Sports

                Rev. Dr. Kyle J.A. Small (Western Theological Seminary)

                Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Church Leadership

June 18    Faith + Justice

                 Rev. Denise Kingdom-Grier (Maple Avenue Church)

                 Senior Pastor              

June 25   Faith + Politics

                 Dr. Mark A. Husbands (Hope College)

                 Leonard and Marjorie Maas Chair of Reformed Theology

                 Director of the Emmaus Scholars Program

                 Fellow of the Center for Ministry Studies

July 2       Faith + Unfaith

                 Rev. Dr. Chuck DeGroat (Western Theological Seminary)

                 Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

                 Senior Fellow of the Newbigin House of Studies

July 9       Faith + Worship

                 Dr. Andy McCoy (Hope College)

                 Director of the Center for Studies in Ministry & Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies

July 16     Faith + Work

                 Dr. John C. Knapp (Hope College)

                 President of Hope College

July 23     Faith + Violence

                 Dr. Chris Dorsey (Western Theological Seminary)

                 Assistant Professor of Theology and Preaching

July 30    Faith + Art

                 Rev. Brian Keepers (Fellowship Reformed Church)

                 Minister of Preaching and Congregational Leadership

We hope that you will invite your friends to join us for a light supper and to share in this significant dialogue on faith and culture. 

Please join us as together we seek to form new friendships and deepen faith in Christ.