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“Does the Family Matter? The Crisis of Faith in Church and Culture”


“Does the Family Matter? The Crisis of Faith in Church and Culture”

A symposium on the future of the church: program outline and information
sponsored by the Center for Ministry Effectiveness and Educational Leadership,
the Institute for Studies of Religion, and the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching

Date: April 7, 2014. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (followed by lunch; no charge).

Eberstadt_webLocation: George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Paul Powell Chapel, Baylor University

Opening Address: “Is Secularization Inevitable?”

Speaker: Mary Eberstadt, senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C

Questions to be considered:

Which came first in the Western world, the decline of religion 
(Christianity)or the decline of the family?  Are there links between
marriage, childbearing, and religiosity?  Have churches participated in
their own decline by ignoring the family factor?  What is the future of
Christianity and the family? Are there reasons for optimism?


Byron Johnson, distinguished professor, social sciences, Baylor University
Julia Hejduk, professor, classics, Baylor University
David Solomon, visiting professor, philosophy, Baylor University





Closing Panel: Mary Eberstadt, Byron Johnson, Julia Hejduk, and David Solomon