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Christian Scholar Lecture Program Presents Author Lauren Winner
The fourth annual Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program hosted acclaimed Christian author Lauren Winner on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. in Smothers Theatre on Pepperdine's Malibu campus. The lecture, titled "Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity," is now available online. Click here to watch.
Winner is the author of three books, Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, and Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity. She has appeared on PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today. Her essays have been included in The Best Christian Writing for the years 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. Winner has degrees from Duke, Columbia, and Cambridge universities, and holds a Ph.D. in history. The former book editor for Beliefnet, Winner teaches at Duke Divinity School, and lives with her husband in Durham, North Carolina.
The Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program began in January 2005 as a continuation of the Thomas F. Staley Lecture series. The program is named for Frank Pack (1916-1998) who served for sixty years as a preacher in Churches of Christ and for more than forty-five years as a distinguished professor of biblical studies in three colleges related to Churches of Christ: David Lipscomb College (1940-1944), Abilene Christian College (1949-1963), and Pepperdine University (1945-1949 and 1964-1990). During his academic career Pack authored nine books and more than three hundred periodical articles. He also preached in more than three hundred evangelistic meetings and was a featured speaker in college Bible lecture programs throughout the nation. It is appropriate that this new Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program at Pepperdine University perpetuate the memory of Frank Pack, a true Christian scholar.
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