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Chesterton House

A Center for Christian Studies at Cornell

Events at Chesterton House

Upcoming Events

Homecoming Open House and BBQ

Come and join us!

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Public Lecture

All welcome for fun, food & fellowship.

Healing Our Divided Nation with David Brooks, Propaganda & Kara Powell

Q Union Video Conference

Friday, Oct 27, 2017

7:00 pm

Public Lecture

Register HERE.

Chesterton House is hosting a viewing of the Q Union conference of "Healing Our Divided Nation." Q Union brings the Q experience to universities around the nation by teaming up with campus leaders for a unique evening that combines nationally broadcasted talks with curated live presentations from our students.

David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He teaches at Yale University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the bestselling author of The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement; Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There; and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense. He has three children and lives in Maryland.

Jason Petty, also known as Propaganda, is a Los Angeles-based hip-hop and spoken word artist who aims to communicate in any creative form possible. He’s an intellectual, a poet, political activist, academic & emcee with degrees in illustration & intercultural studies in addition to songs that have landed on Billboard's Top Christian, Top Gospel, and Rap music charts. Growing up black in a mexican neighborhood and later a suburban all-white neighborhood, he is armed with a bold message of alliance and has assembled a body of work that both challenges & reaches across the spectrum of pop culture. Propaganda is an advocate for the value of human life and seeks to empower people through art and social justice.

Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is an author of numerous books including Growing Young and Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager in a Digital Media World. Coinciding with her extensive research, focus groups, interviews and observations on the effects technology has on this generation, Kara has also done extensive work and analysis of how technology affects human relationships.

Winter Course for Credit

"The Heart of the Old Testament" with Dr. Elaine Phillips, Gordon College

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

4:00 pm


"The Heart of the Old Testament: Nurturing Love for God and God’s People" (2 credits)

The foundational goal of all education must be character formation. There is no better resource than the Old Testament with its timeless narratives of God’s perfect faithfulness in the face of human frailty, and the repeated exhortations to embody uprightness as we love our neighbors as ourselves. The moral and ethical issues that we confront in the 21st century are refractions of the same dilemmas God’s people have faced for millennia.

Earn 2 credits in 1 week! 

Register HERE by December 22, 2017!

 About Dr. Elaine Phillips (A Cornell Alumna!)

After receiving her undergraduate degree in social psychology from Cornell University and the Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary, Elaine Phillips, along with her husband, Perry, studied and taught for three years in Israel. Upon their return, they taught at a small Christian junior college outside of Philadelphia from 1979-1992 and Elaine earned her Ph.D. in rabbinic literature from The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning in Philadelphia. She has taught biblical studies at Gordon College since 1993. She and Perry have continued to take Gordon students back to Jerusalem University College, where they serve as adjunct faculty for the three-week summer study program in historical geography. In addition to field study in Israel, her areas of interest and scholarly writing include the books of Exodus and Esther, biblical wisdom literature, and rabbinic texts. Her book-length commentary on Esther is included in The Expositor's Bible Commentary, edited by Tremper Longman III and David Garland. In 2014, her devotional, With God, Nothing is Impossible, was published by Deep River Books. She has received both the Junior and Senior Distinguished Faculty Awards and at the commencement ceremonies in May 2014 was granted the inaugural Distinguished Professor award. She also enjoys music, hiking and all things related to summers in northwestern Ontario.