The Stuart Ivison Memorial Lecture Series

Stuart Ivison Lecture Series - Spring 2016The Stuart Ivison Memorial Lecture Series
The 2015-2016 Season

The Stuart Ivison Memorial Lectures at First Baptist Church Ottawa continues. This lecture series, named after First Baptist’s longest serving minister, features monthly speakers from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. This season’s theme is Living a Faithful Life. There is no cost involved and all are welcome to attend.

Spring 2016 Lecture Schedule

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Topic: Holy Scripture and Religious Violence: A Forum Discussion Among the Three Abrahamic Faiths
Speakers: Jewish Representative: Rabbi Idan Scher, Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Christian Representative: Dr. Brian Butcher, St. Paul University
Muslim Representative: Dr. Jasser Auda, Carleton University

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Topic: With God On Our Side? Lincoln, God’s Will and the American Civil War
Speaker: Michael Hatfield, MA, President of the Board of Deacons, First Baptist Church Ottawa

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 12 p.m. (Potluck Lunch and Lecture)
Topic: Is Soul Liberty the major Baptist distinctive?
Speaker: The Reverend Dr. William A. Sturgess, MA, MTH, DD, Minister Emeritus, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Topic: Ostracism and McCarthyism in Carlisle Floyd’s opera Susannah
Speaker: Jennifer Bernston, MA