Thursday, March 22, 2007

Lauren Winner speaking in Chicago

Author Lauren Winner will be the speaker for North Park Theological Seminary's David Nyvall Lectures to be held April 26. The lectures will be given at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in Isaacson Chapel, and are free and open to the public.

Winner is the author of three acclaimed books, Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, and, most recently, Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity. She spoke at the Evangelical Covenant Church's Midwinter Pastors Conference in February.

The former book editor for Beliefnet, she has appeared on PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, and Christianity Today. Her essays have been included in The Best Christian Writing for 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

Lauren Winner has degrees from Columbia and Cambridge universities and is currently at work on her doctorate on the history of American religion. She lives in Durham, N.C. with her husband, Griff Gatewood.

The David Nyvall Lectures were inaugurated at North Park Theological Seminary in 1951 in memory of the pioneer Swedish American educator who served the school both as teacher and president. The purpose of this lecture series, held each spring, is to stimulate interest in the interpretation of the Christian message for the contemporary world.

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