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Date: August 9–August 10, 2019
Location: Various Venues, New York City

Event Speakers


Makoto Fujimura

Director of Culture Care Initiative, The Brehm Center, Fuller Theological Seminary

Makoto Fujimura, recently appointed Director of Culture Care Initiative at Fuller's Brehm Center, is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper.

Fujimura’s work is represented by Artrue International and Waterfall Mansion Gallery in New York City, and has been exhibited at galleries around the world, including: Yokohama Museum, The Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum, Bentley Gallery in Arizona, Gallery Exit and Oxford House at Taikoo Place in Hong Kong, Tikotin Museum in Israel, and Vienna’s Belvedere Museum. He is one of the first artists to paint live on stage at New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall as part of an ongoing collaboration with composer and percussionist Susie Ibarra.

He is a recipient of four Doctor of Arts Honorary Degrees; from Belhaven University in 2011, Biola University in 2012, Cairn University in 2014, and Roanoke College in February 2015. He will be giving the 2019 Commencement Address at Judson College, and is preparing for a major exhibit at Gonzaga University's Jundt Art Museum.


Iwan Russell-Jones

Eugene and Jan Peterson Professor of Theology and the Arts, Regent College

Iwan Russell-Jones joined the faculty at Regent College in 2011 after a long career in broadcasting. On January 26, 2013, he became the first incumbent of the newly formed Eugene and Jan Peterson Chair in Theology and the Arts.

Iwan has over 25 years of experience as a producer and director for the BBC, in both television and radio. He produced documentaries that include The Crucified King (BBC1 2003) and American Prophet (BBC2 2008), which explore the religious dimensions of Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership of the civil rights movement; and Who Do You Say I Am? (BBC1 2007), which features poet Michael Symmons Roberts reflecting on the contemporary meaning of the life of Christ. In addition, Dr. Russell-Jones has had the privilege of working with South African activist and Christian cleric, Dr. Desmond Tutu; Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury; and leading Christian apologists and authors, Malcolm and Kitty Muggeridge. With the help of a team of students from Regent College he recently directed a film film and presented by Prof. Loren Wilkinson called Making Peace with Creation (2016).


Event Host

Jeffrey Greenman

President; Professor of Theology and Ethics, Regent College

Jeffrey P. Greenman is President and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Regent College. Prior to assuming his present role in 2015, he served as Academic Dean and Executive Vice President at Regent. Dr. Greenman is an experienced leader in evangelical theological education. Between 2005–2013, he served as Associate Dean of Biblical & Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Previously, he worked for nine years at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, where he held the R.J. Bernardo Family Chair of Leadership (2003–2005), served as Vice President & Academic Dean (1998–2003), and directed a Master of Theological Studies program (1996–1998). Before taking up these leadership roles in theological education, he worked in the US government in the areas of education and juvenile justice, as well as working in national politics and in educational consulting.

After majoring in philosophy as an undergraduate, and focusing on moral philosophy and political theory at Oxford University, Dr. Greenman studied at Regent College, where he earned the MDiv degree. Following his studies at Regent, he served as Canadian Executive Director of African Enterprise, a mission organization focused on evangelism, leadership development, and racial reconciliation in urban Africa. He earned his PhD in religious ethics at the University of Virginia. Over the years, his teaching and writing has focused on Christian ethics, the history of biblical interpretation, spiritual formation, theological education, leadership development, and global Christianity. He is a frequent speaker at churches and conferences, and the author and editor of numerous books.

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