Ray Blunt to Speak for MVNU Lecture/Artist Series
April 2, 2014
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University is pleased to host Mr. Ray Blunt for the 2013-2014 Lecture/Artist Series. A teacher, author, leader, and speaker, Mr. Blunt will present in the R. R. Hodges chapel on Wednesday, April 2 at 10:20 a.m. and again at 7:15 p.m. As a part of the Lecture/Artist series, this event is free and open to the public.
Ray Blunt brings to this year's Lecture/Artist series a broad range of experiences and talents. Blunt currently teaches Worldview, Philosophy, and Apologetics at Ad Fontes Academy, a classical, Christian school in Centreville, Virginia and was previously Adjunct Professor for Leadership and Business Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is an author, speaker, scholar, leadership development consultant, and Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. He has advised dozens of public sector and non-profit leadership development efforts, including the Air Force Senior Leaders Program, the Federal Executive Institute, and the Excellence in Government Fellows program. He is the author of numerous articles on leadership, as well contributing to the Jossey-Bass Handbook for Public and Non-Profit Leadership Development. He and his wife, BJ, are in their 50th year of marriage and have two children and five grandchildren.
Ray Blunt is the author of Crossed Lives, Crossed Purposes: Why Thomas Jefferson Failed and William Wilberforce Persisted in Leading an End to Slavery. His book traces the different paths William Wilberforce and Jefferson took in opposing slavery, and provides insight into why Wilberforce and his allies succeeded as leaders of abolition while Jefferson did not.
"Ending slavery was arguably the most important achievement in American history, and came about only after the bloodiest of our conflicts," said Trinity Forum president Cherie Harder. "Ray Blunt's great work helps us understand why some abolition efforts succeeded while others failed, and how we can apply those lessons to present day leadership facing other great social challenges."
For more information on Mr. Ray Blunt, please visit http://crossedlives.org/author/. For more on the Lecture/Artist series, visit http://mvnu.edu/lectureartist/.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 29 states and 12 countries/U.S. territories.