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Lecrae and TKC President Thornbury

Lecrae: Interview with Gregory Alan Thornbury

Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae talks with President Gregory Alan Thornbury about his memoir, Unashamed. The conversation explores the experience of being a prominent artist who maintains a devout Christian faith, delving into the presuppositions that permeate America culture, particularly around the category of “Christian artist,” and the question of how Christians can create art that is both glorifying to God and engaging to a wide audience.

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Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft: What Catholics and Protestants Can Learn From Each Other

Co-sponsored by the ISI Publius Society, Dr. Peter Kreeft speaks about the historical and contemporary divisions that exist between the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches. He gives an optimistic, charitable perspective on the prospect of unity within the Body of Christ, and points out several ways that Catholic and Protestant Christians can have productive dialogue and contribute insights to each other.

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Carl Trueman

Dr. Carl Trueman: Interregnum XI Final Lecture

Dr. Carl Trueman delivers the Interregnum XI final lecture on the subject of Mortality, exploring the relationship between life and death, the possibility of finding meaning in a life that in some significant way ends in death, and an alternative to the nihilism of modern understandings of mortality.

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Michael Luo

Michael Luo: Lecture On Faith In Journalism

Journalist Michael Luo, Deputy Metropolitan Director at the New York Times, speaks to students and faculty on the challenges of working in journalism as a Christian. Luo shares anecdotes from decades of experience in high-level journalistic institutions and talks about how Christians can bring their skills to the world of reporting without compromising their faith.

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Anthony Bradley

Anthony Bradley: Overcriminalization

Dr. Anthony Bradley, chair of the Religion and Theological Studies department at The King’s College, introduces a panel discussion sponsored by the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing on overcriminalization and criminal justice reform. This is part 1 of a 5-part video series covering the panel.

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John Pfaff

John Pfaff: Overcriminalization

The second segment of the overcriminalization panel hosted by the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing features Dr. John Pfaff, professor of law at Fordham University. Pfaff challenges three common narratives about the rising prison population — the War on Drugs, longer sentences, and the private prison industrial complex — and clears up some misconceptions about the most common causes of imprisonment.

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Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas: Interview with Gregory Alan Thornbury

President Gregory Alan Thornbury interviews Eric Metaxas, Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Large for the College. Their highly entertaining dialogue ranges from how life in New York has changed over the last few decades to how Metaxas sees The King’s College influencing the city.

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James Forman Jr.

James Forman Jr.: Overcriminalization

The third segment of the overcriminalization panel hosted by the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing features James Forman Jr., clinical professor of law at Yale Law School. Forman addresses how we can combat 40 years of a punitive criminal-justice system, arguing that there are deep moral problems involved with incarceration and that we must begin to treat individual cases with nuance and exploring alternatives to prison. He urges listeners to consider solutions such as drug treatment and welcoming ex-prisoners back into our communities.

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Eleonore Stump

Eleonore Stump: Interregnum X Final Lecture

Eleonore Stump delivers the Interregnum X final lecture on the theme of Mercy. She analyzes a possible theory of the Atonement of Christ, a central doctrine of Christianity, and poses a few questions to consider about how we can interpret the doctrine of atonement.

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Stephanos Bibas

Stephanos Bibas: Overcriminalization

The fourth segment of the overcriminalization panel hosted by the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing features Stephanos Bibas, professor of law and criminology at University of Pennsylvania Law School. Bibas argues that criminal justice reform ought to be a major concern for conservatives, because criminal justice is big government. Bibas points out that the current justice system treat criminals as disposable citizens, and offers several possible alternatives to mass incarceration.

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Os Guiness

Os Guinness: Interregnum XII Final Lecture

Os Guinness delivers the Interregnum XII opening lecture on the theme of Ambition. He argues that for a Christian, ambition is a thing both high and beautiful, as long as we understand it properly in relation to God.

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Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes: Distinguished Visitor Series

Amity Shlaes, Presidential Scholar at The King’s College, examines the legacy of Calvin Coolidge and challenges listeners to consider the question of whether government should, in fact, spend money, or if there is a possibility for a government to not spend money.

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David Blevins

David Blevins: Northern Ireland Peace Process

On October 21st 2015, Sky News Ireland Correspondent David Blevins spoke on the role of the media in Northern Ireland’s peace process at The King’s College in NYC.

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Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel: Developing the Developed World

Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel lectured and answered questions from President Gregory Alan Thornbury regarding the future of the developed world.

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