The Geneva Society invites everyone to attend this free public lecture by Bill DeJong entitled “Being Right or Living Well: Why Character Matters as Much as Conscience.”
DATE: Thursday 27 October 2016
LOCATION: Auditorium, Northwest Building, Trinity Western University
SUMMARY: What characterizes a good life? One in which a person is moral, obedient to God’s law, and upright in conduct? What if such a depiction actually represented an impoverished life? Suppose a moral and upright woman is deathly ill, but does not know how to live with her illness. Is her life still a good life? Suppose a scrupulously obedient man is successful in resisting temptation, but sees himself as fundamentally deprived. Is his life still a good life? Protestants have traditionally prided themselves on being right, but is living well exhausted by being right? In this talk, I will argue that in order for us to live the good life, our character is as important as our conscience.
SPEAKER: A pastor of Reformed churches for over twenty years in both Canada and the United States, Bill DeJong currently ministers at Blessings Christian Church, a newly launched missional church in the city of Hamilton, Ontario. A PhD candidate at McMaster Divinity College, Bill is completing a multidisciplinary dissertation on the psychology, theology, and philosophy of gratitude. His extracurricular interests include running, watching Woody Allen movies, and especially spending time with his wife, Kim and their four sons.
LOCATION: Auditorium, Northwest Building, Trinity Western University. This is building #28 at this campus map; pay parking is available nearby.
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Other appearances by Bill DeJong, both on Saturday 29 October 2016
- “Nature & Vocation of the Church”, 9-11:30am, Christ Covenant Church, Milner (registration required)
- “The Power of Gratitude: How to Understand the Virtue the Reformation Rediscovered”, 7:30pm, Aldergrove Canadian Reformed Church (2469 267 St, Aldergrove, BC), hosted by Reformed Bible College.