Accountability and Transparency in Church Governance

Don Dancer teaches at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina as the Distinguished-Practitioner-in-Residence. There he teaches on corporate governance and other aspects of business law. On Dec 5th, Don spoke at a faculty luncheon hosted by the Bush Center on the topic of institutional governance.

Drawing from his years of experience both in the business world and in local churches, Don explained how corporate institutions (businesses or churches) can get themselves into ethical trouble. He also gave good advice on the steps to take in correcting such a situation. Perhaps more importantly, Don presented procedures to put in place that go a long way in preventing such a crisis from occurring in the first place. Here’s a lawyer telling how to avoid messes that require a room full of lawyers.

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Billy Graham and America

Think you know a lot about Billy Graham? On Nov 10, Grant Wacker, professor of history at Duke Divinity School, spoke at the Bush Center for Faith and Culture. He presented a fascinating lecture on the impact that Graham has had on American culture. Wacker focused on the cultural forces that shaped Graham, and the way Graham in turn influenced modern life.

You’ll enjoy listening to a premier historian teach on one the pivotal figures in modern church history.

Apologetics in Academia: Neil Shenvi on Bringing the Gospel to Intellectuals

Neil Shenvi works as a research scientist at Duke University in the field of theoretical chemistry. In other words, he’s scary smart. On Nov 14, he gave his testimony at a faculty luncheon hosted by the Bush Center for Faith and Culture. Neil presented a compelling model for sharing the Gospel in the academic world.

Neil’s presentation is engaging, informative, and fun. If you have a friend who is a sceptic, then you may want to share this link with him or her. Here’s a believing scientist giving a winsome and effective defense of the Christian faith.