Boice Center Lecture on Religious Liberty

by Gavin Lymberopoulos September 10, 2019

The James Montgomery Boice Center for Christian Studies exists to provide theological resources for the church.  Dr. Boice was our senior pastor from 1968 until his death in 2000.  The Boice Center continues his legacy through scholarly engagement by serving an important role for Christian faith: making the fruit of scholarship accessible and applicable to members of the church.

The mission of the Center is to:

  • Promote the development of the Christian mind,
  • Offer a coherent defense of the gospel to people in all walks of life,
  • Educate and equip Tenth members and Christians in the City to engage contemporary issues for the sake of being witnesses for the Gospel,
  • Encourage scholarship in various academic disciplines.

The Center will have also a particular emphasis on serving the residents of Center City Philadelphia and local college students by providing a place for non-Christians to genuinely explore the Christian faith and become acquainted with Tenth. With these goals in mind, we encourage you to attend our next Boice Center event this Friday, September 13, from 6:30-8pm. Our guest speaker, Dr. Brad Littlejohn, will present a lecture titled “What should Christians think about religious liberty in America?”

We believe this topic is especially relevant since we are living through a time when one of the most precious of our American liberties, religious freedom, seems to be under increasing attack. In haste to rush to its defense, many Christians have forgotten the historical, philosophical, and theological basis of this freedom, and have taken refuge in a dead-end philosophy of universal human rights. In this Boice Center lecture, Reformation scholar and Christian ethicist Dr. Brad Littlejohn will tell the story of how the Reformation's struggle for liberty against papal tyranny was the crucible in which modern religious liberty was formed. Along the way, he will challenge the individualistic categories in which we have come to think of religious freedom, both within and without the church.

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