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Chapel Live Stream

    August 2021

  • Life in the Spirit--Galatians 5:19-6:2
    08-30-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | MPAC
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    Greg Jones served as dean of Duke Divinity School from 1997-2010 and again from 2018 until becoming Belmont’s president on June 1, 2021. Between 2010 and 2018, he was vice president and vice provost for global strategy at Duke University and provost and executive vice president of Baylor University. He has engaged in significant work in Africa, Asia, and Europe, is the founder of Leadership Education, and the author of over 200 articles and 19 books.

    September 2021

  • Lift Every Voice
    09-01-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | MPAC

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    The McCrary Sisters have spent their career recording with artists like Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Elvis, Patty Griffin and Carrie Underwood. They have forged a unique style of gospel, influenced by classic soul, Americana, Blues and R&B.

    Co-sponsored by the College of Music & Performing Arts and the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business

     

     

  • VeggieTales
    09-03-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | MPAC

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    Mike Nawrocki is co-creator of VeggieTales, the first computer-generated imagery (CGI) video series. He is the co-founder of Big Idea Productions and the voice of Larry the Cucumber.  His story of finding God’s purpose for his life is both hilarious and illuminating.

    Co-sponsored by the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business

  • Bob the Tomato on Racial Justice
    09-08-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | MPAC

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    Phil Vischer is co-creator of VeggieTales, the first-ever computer-generated imagery (CGI) video series. He co-founded Big Idea Productions and provided the voice of Bob the Tomato and half of the other characters in the VeggieTales series.  One of his new endeavors is the “Holy Post Podcast,” which provides thorough critiques of American Christians' engagement with politics and the public square, including recent viral videos on Race in America.

    Co-sponsored by the Office of the President  

     

  • Q & A on Life, Music, and Faith: Dave Barnes
    09-10-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | MPAC

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    Dave Barnes is a Grammy and CMA-nominee who plays in hundreds of cities and has written hit songs for dozens of top singers. “Who Knew It Would Be So Hard to Be Myself” is Dave’s eighth album.  His blend of honesty and humor has made him one of Nashville’s favorite artists.

     

     

     

     

  • We're All in this Together: Heather Daugherty
    09-13-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | MPAC

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    As much as we like to believe we can make it on our own, we are wrong.  Humans were created for community with God and with one another.  Kicking off Faith and College Week, Heather will challenge us to think about how we find and become community with one another.

     

     

  • The Enneagram and You: Ian Morgan Cron
    09-15-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | MPAC

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    Ian Morgan Cron is the bestselling author of “The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery,” which draws on his work as a psychotherapist and Episcopal priest. His books include the novel “Chasing Francis” and the memoir “Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me.”

    Co-sponsored by Career & Professional Development and Growth & Purpose for Students 

     

  • It All Starts with Empathy: Kevin Ahmad Jenkins
    09-17-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | MPAC

    Kevin-Ahmaad-Jenkins-4.jpgKevin Ahmad Jenkins award-winning journalist and health disparities activist, gives his life to changing health and healthcare disparities. His work goes far beyond that, though, as he asks us to consider how understanding what our neighbor experiences changes our lives and theirs for the better.

    Co-sponsored by the Kennedy Center for Business Ethics and the Executive Learning Network.

  • Conversations that Change Us: Panel Discussion
    09-20-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Panel-Discussion.jpgIt is hard to listen to the stories of people we share life with and not be changed. Conversations with real people about real issues matter. In this panel discussion, members of the Belmont community who have been a part of reading and conversation groups on issues of Racial Justice and Equity in the last year will share their experiences of conversations that changed their lives.

     Co-Sponsored by the Welcome Home Diversity Council and the Office of Multicultural Learning and Engagement

  • God of Diversity: Henry Beecher Hicks, JR.
    09-22-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Henry-Beecher-Hicks,-Jr..jpgHenry Beecher Hicks, Jr. led Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. for 37 years, growing it to become a 6000-member congregation with over 60 ministries.  Rev. Hicks is the author of five books and was designated by Ebony Magazine as one of “America’s 15 Greatest African American Preachers.”

    Co-sponsored by the Welcome Home Diversity Council and the Faculty Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee

  • Lament, Solidarity, and Responsibility - Lisa Thompson
    09-24-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

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    What is our responsibility as people of faith to lament and walk alongside those who suffer?  Dr. Lisa Thompson, Associate Professor of Black Homiletics and Liturgics at Vanderbilt Divinity School, will preach an infamous passage in Judges 11 and invite us to consider our place in the midst of tragedy, despair, and injustice. 

  • Faith Reimagined: Darrell Gwaltney
    09-27-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Darrell-Gwaltney.jpgDeconstruction. Untangling. Reimagination. Faith is never static. How do you hold onto your faith when it is all yours to keep it or leave it? How can your faith be reimagined for your life today?

     Co-sponsored by the College of Theology and Christian Ministry

     

  • The Gospel in Music: CeCe Winans
    09-29-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    CeCe-Winans.jpgCece Winans has helped define the world of Gospel music. Among her honors are 12 GRAMMYs® and 23 Dove Awards. She has numerous gold and platinum albums and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Co-sponsored by the College of Music and Performing Arts and the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business

    October 2021

  • Stories of Belonging Series: Heather Daugherty
    10-01-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Heather DaughertyWords like Belonging and Community may seem like modern day buzzwords, but these ideas are rooted in communities of faith from the beginning. This semester-long series will look at stories of God’s people finding and creating communities where all people can belong.

  • Justice for Our Neighbors: Alvaro Manrique Barrenechea
    10-04-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Alvaro-Manrique-Barrenechea.jpgAs a staff attorney at Justice for our Neighbors, Alvaro works to make a different in the lives of immigrants and refugees in Middle Tennessee.  A native of Peru, he understands the journey of an immigrant and will share his own story and ways that we can create places of belonging for all.

  • Serving the Poorest Country in the World: Eric McLaughlin
    10-06-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Eric-McLaughlin.jpgDr. Eric McLaughlin, Belmont alumnus, moved to Burundi -- the poorest country in the world—a decade ago with his wife, also an M.D., and four other physician families to train future doctors at Hope Africa University's Kibuye Hospital.

    Co-sponsored by the Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, and the Frist College of Medicine

  • I See You
    10-08-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Terrence-Lester2.jpgWe don't care about what we don't see. Countless people are invisible to us. We overlook the poor and homeless, partly because we don't share much space with them. More seriously, we often choose not to see the realities around us. Terence Lester, founder of Love Beyond Walls and the Dignity Museum will help us imagine a world in which our eyes are opened to all the people around us.

  • Evangelicals Reimagined: David Gushee
    10-11-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    David-Gushee.pngAre you an evangelical? Do you know an evangelical? Are you asking, “What is an evangelical and why does it matter to me?” What is it like to put ‘evangelical’ in the same sentence with sex, purity, LGBTQ, politics, and white supremacy?

    Co-sponsored by the College of Theology and Christian Ministry

  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Faith in Business
    10-13-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Jim-Morgan.jpgJim Morgan served as the Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, bringing it back from near-bankruptcy and several financial scandals to a place where Krispy Kreme has over 1,400 stores employing tens of thousands throughout the world.

    Co-sponsored by the Massey College of Business and the Kennedy Center for Business Ethics

  • Stories of Belonging Series: David Dark
    10-15-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    David-Dark.jpgWords like Belonging and Community may seem like modern day buzzwords, but these ideas are rooted in communities of faith from the beginning. This semester-long series will look at stories of God’s people finding and creating communities where all people can belong.

  • Citizens of the Kingdom
    10-20-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Christina-Edmondson.jpgChristina Edmondson served as Dean for Intercultural Student Development at Calvin University and is the co-host of the “Truth’s Table” podcast. She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and degrees in Family Therapy and Sociology.
    Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and the Faculty Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee

  • Sounds of Praise: Worship with the Black Student Association Choir
    10-22-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    BSA-Choir.jpgJoin us as the Black Student Association leads in a time of worship and praise to end the week!

  • Fully Known: Mo Isom Aiken
    10-25-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Mo-Isom-Aiken.jpgOur hearts desire true intimacy with God, but so often we do not know how to find it and look for meaning, purpose, and intimacy in all of the wrong places. A former college athlete and nationally renowned speaker, Mo will share her journey of finding true life and belonging in God.

    Co-Sponsored with Belmont Athletics

  • Native American Christian Truth-Telling
    10-27-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Siouxsan-and-Charles-Robinson.jpegSiouxsan and Charles Robinson are the co-founders of Red Road Ministries. As Native American Christians, they are charting a new way to meld traditional religious understandings and practices with the reality they have encountered in Jesus Christ.

    Co-sponsored by the Faculty Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee

  • Taking the Lead: Dave Alpern
    10-29-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Dave-Alpern.jpgCurrent President of Joe Gibbs Racing, Dave's life has not been a straight path. He will share his story of trusting God, learning to believe in himself, and the relationships that have helped him find his way as a father, husband, and successful businessman.

    November 2021

  • Living a Creative Life: Bonnie Smith Whitehouse
    11-01-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Dr. Bonnie Smith WhitehouseDr. Bonnie Smith Whitehouse is a writer, professor, leader, and seeker. In this talk, she explores how contemplation, embodiment, and wonder illuminate her evolving career and calling.

    Co-sponsored by Career & Professional Development and Growth & Purpose for Students

  • Caring for Body, Mind, and Spirit
    11-08-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    spirit_body_mind.jpgOur lives cannot be separated into different parts. Instead, part of living a whole and healthy life is learning to care for ALL of ourselves. In this conversation with Counseling Services, we will take a closer look at how caring for our whole selves is the best way to be spiritually well.

    Co-sponsored by the Office of Counseling Services

  • Loving Immigrants: Jenny Yang
    11-10-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Jenny-Yang.jpgJenny Yang, the Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy at World Relief, working on refugee protection and immigration issues and resettlement programs. She co-authored Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate.


    Co-sponsored by Interdisciplinary Studies & Global Education and the Faculty Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee

  • Stories of Belonging Series: Rev. Corwin Malcolm Davis
    11-12-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Corwin-Davis.jpgWords like Belonging and Community may seem like modern day buzzwords, but these ideas are rooted in communities of faith from the beginning. This semester-long series will look at stories of God’s people finding and creating communities where all people can belong.

  • Worship Reimagined
    11-15-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Worship-Imagined.jpgMaybe you have heard of the worship wars. Maybe you have heard people disagree about how to worship. Maybe you have experienced worship in different styles that make you uncomfortable. Worship is ancient. Worship is modern. Worship is future. What does worship look like in our imagination?

    Co-sponsored by the College of Theology and Christian Ministry

  • Stories of Belonging: Christy Ridings
    11-17-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Christy RidingsWords like Belonging and Community may seem like modern day buzzwords, but these ideas are rooted in communities of faith from the beginning.  This semester-long series will look at stories of God’s people finding and creating communities where all people can belong.

  • Generosity and the Good Life: Meghan Sullivan
    11-19-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Meghan-Sullivan.JPGIt's giving season, and that comes with financial puzzles and spiritual ones as well.  How do you convert time and money into joy and good will?  Should you try to be a Supergiver?  Is generosity the kind of skill you can get better at with thought?  We'll talk about some of these questions and get some philosophical advice about how to grow in generosity over the holidays. 

     

  • Stories of Belonging Series: Todd Lake
    11-22-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Todd-Lake.jpgTodd Lake, VP for Spiritual Development, became a Christian at Harvard, attended Princeton Seminary, earned an M.Div. and Ph.D. in theology, and with his wife, Dr. Joy Jordan-Lake, helped start an interracial church in Cambridge, MA. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Legislative Aide working on migrant farmworker issues, and Dean for University Life at Baylor.

  • Finding Your Place in Christ: Kristoff Hart
    11-29-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Kristoff-Hart.jpgKrisstoff Hart - Belmont Alumnus, Next Gen Creative Pastor at Cross Point Church. We’re all trying to recover from 2020. And while we’re trying our best to force it to the recesses of our minds, it would be silly to think that it didn’t have a lasting effect, particularly in how we relate and connect to one another. Truth is, we weren’t created to live in the isolation the pandemic brought; we were created for connection, with God and His people.

  • Science and the Miracle of Christmas: Julia Wattcheril
    12-01-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Julia-Wattacheril.jpgJulia Wattcheril, MD, MPH is a clinician investigator, transplant hepatologist, and an associate professor at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Her passion for faith and work integration began in medical school and she continues to develop innovative ways to implement spiritual tools to help healthcare providers and the patients they serve, with a particular concern for connecting with people at the margins.


    Co-sponsored by the College of Sciences & Mathematics and the Frist College of Medicine

  • Stories of Belonging Series: Beth Ritter-Conn
    12-03-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Beth-Ritter-Conn.jpgWords like Belonging and Community may seem like modern day buzzwords, but these ideas are rooted in communities of faith from the beginning. This semester-long series will look at stories of God’s people finding and creating communities where all people can belong.

  • Christmas Around the World
    12-06-2021 | 10AM - 11AM | Gabhart Chapel

    Christmas-Image.jpgStudents and faculty from the Department of Foreign Languages help lead this annual multi-lingual service of Scripture and song celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.


    Co-sponsored by Department of Foreign Languages