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Public Lecture Series

The 2020 Providence Public Lectures will demonstrate the impressive range of expertise among Providence faculty, whose topics will include politics, theology, morality, history, psychiatry, worship, and social construction. Presenting in Winnipeg and Steinbach, Providence professors are excited to bring their scholarship into the public square. Attendees can expect to be intellectually stimulated, perhaps challenged, and to come away with a new appreciation for Christian higher education.

All lectures are free to attend - no registration required!

For descriptions of each lecture, click the links below.

For I Tell the Bible So: The Rise of Scientific Inerrancy and the Decline of Scriptural Authority

Cameron McKenzie, MDiv, Provost and VP Academic

February 4 – Steinbach

The Social Construction of Reality: How it Works and How it’s True

Dennis Hiebert, PhD, Professor of Sociology

February 11 – Steinbach

'Living According to the Lord’s Day:' The Formative Role of Worship in Early Christianity

Joshua Coutts, PhD, Assistant Professor of New Testament

February 18 – Steinbach

Why do We Sing? The Function of Music in Church and Community

David Sawatzky, DMA, Associate Professor of Music

February 25 – Steinbach

When Divinity Kisses Humanity: Can Scripture Inform or Shape Public Policy?

Sunday Olukoju, PhD, Director of Distance Education

March 3 – Steinbach

Cutting Edge? Psychosurgery in Manitoba

Brianne M. Collins, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology

March 10 – Steinbach

Kingdoms in Conflict: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Rise of the Third Reich

Robert Dean, ThD, Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics

March 17 – Steinbach - CANCELLED; see for more information.

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