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Public Faith|Personal Life Luncheon, Lecture, Colloquium with Michael Duffy: Feb. 7, 2014



The Bolin Family 2014 Public Life | Personal Faith Colloquium, Luncheon, and Lecture, hosted by Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, features Michael Duffy, best-selling author and Deputy Managing Editor of TIME, for a lecture and colloquium Friday, February 7. Duffy is co-author, along with Nancy Gibbs, of two best-selling presidential histories: The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity (2012), which spent 30 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, and The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House (2007).

The Colloquium, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9:30 – 10:30 am 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 speaker 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 pm in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer Street, on the SMU campus.

The Public Life | Personal Faith event is sponsored for the second 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.

The PL|PF 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 Rev. Dr. Todd Rasberry, director of Development at Perkins. “Personal faith has practical consequences for the way we think, speak, make choices, and live our public lives.”

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About the Bolin Family 2014 Public Life | Personal Faith speaker:

Michael Duffy currently is the Washington Bureau Chief and Deputy Managing Editor at TIME. He directs the coverage of presidents, politics and national affairs for both the magazine and TIME.com. He joined TIME magazine in 1985 as a Pentagon correspondent. He covered Congress, moved on to the White House for six years, and has served as Washington Bureau Chief, Nation Editor and Executive Editor.

He has written more than 50 TIME cover stories and won the Gerald R. Ford Award for reporting both on the White House (1994) and defense and national security (2005). With a team from TIME, he has shared in the Joan Shorenstein Barone Prize for Investigative Journalism awarded by the Kennedy School of Government in 1997.

Duffy has been a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University and has appeared regularly on PBS’s Washington Week in Review for the past 15 years. Prior to joining TIME, he was a staff writer at Defense Week.

Individual tickets for the luncheon are available for $150 each ($85 charitable contribution). Additional table sponsorship options are available as well: https://sites.smu.edu/apps/theology/lifeandfaith.asp

For more information: 214.768.3688.

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