Held annually at the College since 1877, February Meetings have offered Maryville College and local community an opportunity to come together to consider questions of faith and responsible living in the world. In years past, guest speakers and special music have been highlights of the condensed lecture series, which is open to all members of the College community, people in the area, and visitors, including the College’s Board of Church Visitors. Please note: February Meetings will be take place on March 24, 2019.
We're proud to announce that Dr. Todne Thomas, a sociocultural anthropologist and assistant professor of African American Religions at Harvard Divinity School, will be the guest speaker for Maryville College’s 2019 February Meetings.
The theme for this year’s February Meetings is “The Tie That Binds,” and Thomas will give a presentation titled “On Faithful Families and Families of Faith: The Collective Spirituality of Black Evangelicals.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. Read more about her visit to campus here
Past Themes and Speakers
2012 - Singer/Songwriter Derek Webb. Read More
2011 - “Acting Boldly: The Courageous Faith” with All Staggs. Read More
2010 - “Fragments of a Future Religion” with Dr. Sam Keen, author of Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds Listen and Read More
2008 - “Confessing Hope: Stories of Faith and Struggle from South Africa” with Dr. Russel Botman, rector of Stellenbosch University in South Africa, president of the South African Council of Churches. Listen and Read More
2007 - “The Church as Peacemaker” with speaker Rev. Ken Newell, former moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Read More
2006 - “Fighting Fair with Scripture” with Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. Read More