Vanguard’s Faculty Distinguished Speaker Series to Host William A. Dyrness, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, on Thursday, April 18.

Vanguard’s Office of the Provost and the Faculty Development Committee will host the next distinguished speaker lecture series on April 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Held in the Great Commission Hall, the series will feature William A. Dyrness, Ph.D., the professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary.  Dr. Dyrness has prepared an engaging and timely lecture entitled: What Good Does Art Do? The Role of the Artist in Healing the Earth.

With more than 30 years of teaching experience in various countries including the U.S., the Philippines, Kenya and South Korea, Dr. Dyrness carries a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has published works in theology and culture, apologetics, theology and art, and global missions. At Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Dyrness teaches several theology courses.

In his many areas of expertise, Dr. Dyrness has researched, written and taught on subjects like theology and culture (especially theology and the visual arts), Protestant vision since the Reformation in relation to the visual arts, non-Western theology, Christian apologetics and global theology.

Also, Dr. Dyrness has served on the national boards of Christians in the Visual Arts and Development Associates International. And he is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church.

Currently, Dr. Dyrness is working on a major research project on the use of visual images in worship in Christian, Buddhist and Muslim communities, which is funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. In addition, he is co-authoring a book with art historian Dan Siedell on the religious influences of modern art.

Please RSVP for this event by contacting Julie Cowen (

To read more about Dr. Dyrness, visit his Fuller faculty biography by clicking here.

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