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Faith & Culture Keynote

Join Cambridge for its annual Faith & Culture Keynote Dinner & Lecture on March 1st at 6:30pm at Park Cities Baptist Church.  The Keynote Dinner and Lecture is a part of Cambridge’s Faith and Culture Series, bringing renowned authors and speakers to the Dallas area to focus on how Christian faith impacts the surrounding culture.

This year’s speaker is Mary Poplin. Dr. Poplin earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas and is a professor in the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Her work spans K12 to higher education. In the last ten years, she and her PhD students have studied over 70 highly effective teachers in the most vulnerable neighborhoods and schools in LA over the last 10 years, the results of which is scheduled to be published in 2018 by Peter Lang.  In 1996, After a dramatic conversion, Professor Poplin worked for two months with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta to understand why she said their work was “religious work and not social work”. She wrote of that experience in Finding Calcutta (IVP, 2008).

 More recently, Poplin’s work in higher education has included administration; at various times, she served as dean and director of teacher education. Academically, she explores the contemporary intellectual trends dominant in the various academic disciplines: the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. In 2014, she published Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews (InterVarsity Press). She is co-editor of Christianity and the Secular Border Patrol: The Loss of Judeo-Christian Knowledge (Peter Lang, 2017). She is a frequent speaker in Veritas Forums and other venues in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. She was featured in Christianity Today in the September 2017 on-line issue and in the Jan/Feb 2018 CT magazine. 

Purchase tickets by clicking the button below. Tickets include dinner and the lecture. Please fill out the form you receive after purchasing tickets if you have food allergies.

  • Cambridge students enter for free
  • Individual tickets are $55
  • Tables of 10 are $500