Faculty Lecture: Carl Schultz
April 25, 2013 | 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Faculty Emeritus Dr. Carl Schultz is to set to return to the Houghton College Campus as the final lecturer for the Faculty Lecture Series on April 25 at 7 p.m.. The lecture titled Genesis After Darwin will be followed by a reception in the Adelmann Atrium. Registration is not required, but attendees’ R.S.V.P to the reception is appreciated.
“Attendees at this lecture can expect Dr. Schultz’s usual blend of wit and high-level scholarship, focused for this lecture on a key issue for Christians in the modern world, namely, the integration of biblical revelation with the results of the sciences,” said Associate Dean for Biblical Studies Dr. Christopher Stewart.
Dr. Lipscomb added, “When long-time, distinguished professor of Old Testament, Carl Schultz, left the college a couple of years ago, it was in the context of a family emergency and prevented his colleagues from honoring him and his work as we would otherwise have done. As Faculty Lecture Series director, I was delighted at Chris Stewart’s suggestion that we bring him back as a contributor to the series and make that an occasion for several lectures, by various faculty, about something that mattered very much to Dr. Schultz in his work: the interaction between theScriptures and various fields of study and work.”
The Faculty Lecture Series kicked off in the fall 2012 semester with Prof. Bill Doezema with the topic of “Railroads and Regulations: A window onto competing interpretations of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.” Since then it has touched on topics like Prof. Richard Halberg’s Financial Planning in Uncertain Times and Dr. Doug Gaerte’s Horse Races, Mud-slinging, and Character Assassination: advertising and the contact sport of politics.
“The Faculty Lecture Series exists to give the community at large (faculty, staff and administration, students, and area residents) opportunities to be enriched by the expertise and research of the college faculty. Someone might not have time in his or her schedule to take a course in nineteenth-century history, but can show up and hear an accessible and interesting lecture from local expert Bill Doezema. Or someone might not have time to take a course on international development. But he or she can show up and learn about what Houghton alumna and Professor Ndunge Kiiti have been doing with women’s groups in rural Kenya,” said director of the series, Dr. Benjamin Lipscomb.
Dr. Schultz was a professor of Old Testament for approximately 40 years at Houghton. In addition to teaching a variety of core Bible and Old Testament courses, he also led a number of study tours of the Holy Lands for students and alumni. The last decade of Dr. Schultz’s time at Houghton, he developed and taught a course entitled Science and Scripture, which is the inspiration behind this section of the lecture series.