Public Life|Personal Faith

Public Life | Personal Faith Colloquium, Luncheon, and Lecture

The Public Life|Personal Faith series, inaugurated in 2010, is a fundraising and outreach event of Perkins School of Theology in service to the larger community. The lecture and colloquium provide an opportunity for participants to engage scholars on topics related to why and how personal faith shapes public life. “We are called to know, love, and serve God and neighbor in our daily lives through sharing the Gospel of truth, mercy, justice, and love,” explains Dr. John Martin, director of development at Perkins. “Personal faith has practical consequences for the way we think, speak, make choices, and live our public lives.” This luncheon also serves as a major fundraiser for the Center for Religious Leadership, one of the important programs at Perkins. 

More  about the 2015 event:

The Bolin Family 2015 Public Life | Personal Faith Colloquium, Luncheon, and Lecture, hosted by Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, features Mr. Andrew Card and Reverend Kathleene Card, for a lecture and colloquium Friday, February 6. Mr. Andrew Card is the second-longest tenured White House Chief of Staff and has served in senior government roles under three U.S. Presidents. Reverend Kathleene Card is an elder in the United Methodist Church, currently serving on the Board of Governors at Wesley Theological Seminary where she earned her M.Div. She is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Ministry degree concentrated on "Life Together – Spirituality for Transforming Community."

The Colloquium, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Great Hall of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, 5901 Bishop Boulevard, on the SMU campus. The colloquium offers a time for informal remarks from the speakers as well as Q&A from students, faculty members, and other attendees.

Reservations are required for the Luncheon and Lecture, which will be held from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer Street, on the SMU campus. Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are now available.

The Public Life | Personal Faith event is sponsored for the third consecutive year by the family of Pat and Jane Bolin. Pat Bolin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at EagleCorp and Eagle Oil & Gas Co. in Dallas, is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (B.A.’73) and 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the SMU Cox School of Business.