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    January 2019

  • Opening Communion
    01-09-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Communion2.jpgOPENING COMMUNION - We will begin the spring semester with a service of communion. All are welcome to share in this celebration of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, led by faculty, staff and trustees. 


  • Wish List for God
    01-11-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Heather-Daugherty.jpgHEATHER DAUGHERTY -   We all carry around hopes, dreams, and desires, but what does it look like to be honest about them and offer them up to God? How do we balance what we think that we want and the ways that we see God at work in our lives and in the world around us?


  • The Gospel According to Animals
    01-14-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Noel-Schoonmaker.jpgDR. NOEL SHOONMAKER will explore how Christian beliefs are shaped by animals within the pages of Holy Scripture. What might faith look like when we listen to what biblical animals have to say?

  • I Can Only Imagine
    01-16-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Andy-Erwin.pngANDY ERWIN’s movie production company The Erwin Brothers’ recent nationwide hit “I Can Only Imagine” is the tragic yet redemptive story behind the iconic song. It ranks fifth among music biopics and is one of the top five most financially and critically successful faith-based movies.

    Co-sponsored by the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business Motion Pictures Program

  • How This Generation Can Continue Dr. King's Legacy
    01-18-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | MPAC

    Vashti-McKenzie.jpgBISHOP VASHTI MURPHY MCKENZIE was the first woman elected bishop in the two-century history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She has served as pastor of A.M.E. churches in the U.S. and Africa, and is the author of five books.

    Sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Committee

  • CeCe Winans
    01-23-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:5AM | Chapel


    She and her family have helped define the world of gospel music. Among her honors are 12 GRAMMY® Awards and 21 Dove Awards. She has numerous gold and platinum albums and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Co-sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts

  • Soul Change to Social Change
    01-25-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Brenda-Salter-McNeil.jpgDR. BRENDA SALTER-MCNEIL’s books include “The Heart of Racial Justice” and “Roadmap to Reconciliation: Moving Communities into Unity, Wholeness and Justice.” She is a pastor, nationally noted speaker, and Director of Reconciliation Studies at Seattle Pacific University.

    Co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Committee and the Lilly Faculty Mentoring Grant

  • Career & Calling Week - Amy Grant
    01-28-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | MPAC


    She has sold more than 30 million albums, won six Grammy Awards, 25 Dove Awards, had 17 Top 40 songs and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Every summer at her farm she hosts Barefoot Republic, a multi-racial, intersocio-economic Christian camp. 

    Co-sponsored by Career & Professional Development and Department of Growth & Purpose for Students

  • Career & Calling Week: Know Yourself
    01-30-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Ian-Cron.jpgIAN MORGAN CRON is the bestselling author of “The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery,” which draws on his work as a psychotherapist and Episcopal priest. His books include the novel “Chasing Francis” and the memoir “Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me.”

    Co-sponsored by Career & Professional Development, Department of Communication Studies and Growth & Purpose for Students 

    February 2019

  • Career & Calling Week: Calling, Not Career
    02-01-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Andrew-Peterson-2.jpgANDREW PETERSON is a singer-songwriter who has released 12 records over the past fifteen years, in addition to five volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga. He is the founder of the artists’ community The Rabbit Room, as well as the annual Hutchmoot Conference.

    Co-sponsored by Career & Professional Development and Department of Growth & Purpose for Students

  • The One Thing
    02-11-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    NikkiLerner_Headshot.jpgNIKKI LERNER is a developer of multicultural worship teams, songwriter, and co-author of “Worship Together: In Your Church As In Heaven.” She serves as the Worship Director at Bridgeway Community Church in  Maryland, a multicultural congregation of over 4,000 people.

  • Honey Gives Hope
    02-13-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Nathan-Sheets.jpgNATHAN SHEETS is president of Nature Nate’s, America’s largest branded honey company, which cares for its employees and the environment, and supports ministries for the homeless and Christian ministries in the developing world, where Nate has taken 100 mission trips.

    Co-sponsored by the Massey College of Business Kennedy Center for Business Ethics

  • Do You Believe In Good?
    02-15-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel


    HAYDEN McDANIEL - When we think about the evil present in our world today, is it really possible to focus on how God is good and has a good plan for our life? This chapel will explore what it means to believe in the good, even when you cannot see it.

  • Missions Monday Alumni Panel: From Here to Anywhere
    02-18-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Graphic-of-4-persons-seated-around-table.jpgAs we celebrate Homecoming at Belmont, four Belmont alumni will share their stories about how their Belmont education has prepared them to be used by God from here to anywhere.


  • Champion for Justice
    02-20-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel


    CLIFF NELLIS went from the University of Chicago Law School to a Federal Clerkship before becoming a follower of Jesus. He earned an M.Div. prior to founding Lawndale Christian Legal Center in Chicago, where a staff of 45 provide social services, mentoring and legal advocacy for youth.

    Co-sponsored by the College of Law and the Office of Administration & University Counsel

  • Homecoming Chapel
    02-22-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Gina-Miller.jpegGINA MILLER is a classically trained vocalist and Belmont alumna who is both a performer and a music industry leader. She is currently Vice President and General Manager of Entertainment One.

    Co-sponsored by Alumni Relations

  • Multicultural Christians
    02-25-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel


    CHRISTINA EDMONDSON is Dean for Intercultural Student Development at Calvin College. She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, an M.S. in Family Therapy and a B.A. in Sociology. She helps colleges engage in intentional intercultural interactions within a global society.

    Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and the Faculty Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee

  • Show Hope China
    02-27-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Emily-Chapman-Richards.jpgEMILY CHAPMAN RICHARDS is Executive Director of Show Hope, which cares for special needs orphans in China and reduces barriers to adoption for U.S. families. She has a B.A. in International Studies and Religion from Baylor and a Masters in Theology from Queen’s University, Belfast.

    Co-sponsored by the Inman College of Health Sciences & School of Nursing and the College of Pharmacy

    March 2019

  • Unplanned Success
    03-01-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel
    DAVID ALPERN is President of Joe Gibbs Racing, a
    company of 600 employees that he has built over three decades. In addition to his dedication to NASCAR, he has been a lifelong Young Life leader and recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award.
    Co-sponsored by the Office of Parent Engagement
  • What Christians Believe About the Bible - Panel
    03-04-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Graphic-of-4-persons-seated-around-table.jpg As we take a closer look at what we believe and how this impacts our daily lives – this panel discussion   will talk about the Bible. Our panel will explore how different Christian faith traditions understand the   Bible and how that belief shapes their life and worship.

  • Ash Wednesday
    03-06-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel


    Bishop Mark Spalding of the Diocese of Nashville helps lead this ecumenical service to mark the beginning of Lent, the 40 days prior to Good Friday.

  • Practicing Our Faith Series: Good Gardening
    03-08-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Heather-Daugherty.jpgHEATHER DAUGHERTY - As we enter into the season of Lent, what is the state of your “soil”? Is your life ready for God to be at work, or are there places where you need God’s help to ready your life for God’s work in you and through you?


  • Does Believing Change Our Lives?
    03-18-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel


    DELVIN PIKES - The church often talks about some kind of life transformation that happens when we believe in Jesus – but is that real?  How do we know if we’re transformed?  What does it look like to have your life changed by God? 


  • Science & Faith
    03-20-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Brent-Waters.jpgBRENT WATERS’ books include “Reproductive Technology: Toward a Theology of Procreative Stewardship” and “Pastoral Genetics: Theology and Care at the Beginning of Life.” He teaches social ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and is the director of its ethics center.

    Co-sponsored by the College of Sciences & Mathematics


  • Practicing Our Faith Series: Why We Worship?
    03-22-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Christy-Ridings-S.jpgCHRISTY RIDINGS - The season of Lent is a time that many Christians give up something or take on a practice that help them to make space in their lives to listen for God’s voice. This chapel will explore why we worship, and how it helps deepen our relationship with God.


  • Sex & the Soul Week: Healthy Relationships
    03-25-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel


    A Belmont panel will share how what we believe as Christians impacts our lives. They will explore what healthy relationships look like, and how to develop and maintain them.

  • Sex & the Soul Week: Sexuality in a Digital Age
    03-27-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Beck.jpgRICHARD BECK, Chair of the Psychology Deptartment at Abilene Christian University, also teaches the Bible and ministers to prisoners and the homeless each week. His work raises the question of how we can cultivate healthy sexuality in the face of practices that denigrate others.

  • Sex in the Soul Week: #ChurchToo
    03-29-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    JennaBarnett.jpgJENNA BARNETT is the Women and Girls Campaign Coordinator for Sojourners, a movement, magazine and community that advocates for the biblical call to social justice. The #MeToo movement has swept across our country, and the church is not immune to its impact. Jenna has done extensive research on how churches have responded to sexual assault, and will help us to answer questions about how we respond as people of faith.

    April 2019

  • Hip Hop & Church
    04-01-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    emmett_bio_200_square.jpgEMMETT PRICE is Professor of Worship and Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He was Chair of African American Studies at Northeastern and a research fellow at Harvard’s Institute for African and African-American Research.


  • Hollywood & Race
    04-03-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Nancy-Yuen.jpgNANCY YUEN is a scholar of race and ethnicity in the media. She earned her Ph.D. at UCLA and is Chair of the Sociology Department at Biola University. Yuen’s recent book is “Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism.”

    Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences


  • Practicing Our Faith Series: Awareness
    04-05-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Larkin-Briley.jpgLARKIN BRILEY - The season of Lent is a time that many Christians give up something or take on a practice that help them to make space in their lives to listen for God’s voice. This chapel will explore how paying attention to our own lives and the world around us can draw us closer to God and shape our lives in the world. 

  • Belmont On Mission: Kingdom Stories
    04-08-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Belmont-on-Mission.jpgOver Spring Break, Belmont students, faculty, and staff traveled near and far to join in God’s kingdom work. Hear their stories of partnership and transformation. 


  • Practicing Our Faith Series: Running as Worship
    04-12-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Joe-Mankowski.jpgJOE MANKOWSKI - The season of Lent is a time that many Christians give up something or take on a practice that help them to make space in their lives to listen for God’s voice. This chapel will explore how physical fitness is not just about taking care of ourselves, but can help us to love God more deeply.

  • What Christians Believe About Immigration: Panel Discussion
    04-15-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Graphic-of-4-persons-seated-around-table.jpgAs we take a closer look at what we believe and how this impacts our daily lives – this panel discussion will talk about immigration. Our panel will explore how people of Christian faith think about and respond to the issue of immigration.

  • Holy Week Service: The Passion of Christ
    04-17-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Crucifix.jpgAs we prepare our hearts and lives to remember the last days of Jesus’ life and celebrate his resurrection on Easter Sunday, join us for a time of reading, song, and reflection.  

  • Earth Day at 50
    04-22-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Chapel

    Bob-Fisher.jpgBOB FISHER was involved in Earth Day from the very beginning. He has overseen a number of major conservation and sustainability efforts in both his native Arkansas and in Tennessee. As Belmont’s president since 2000, he has led us to win numerous awards for our environmental achievements.