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Chapel Schedule

    August 2019

  • WHO ARE YOU BECOMING?
    08-26-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | MPAC

    Heather-Daugherty.jpgREV. HEATHER DAUGHERTY, UNIVERSITY MINISTER

    We spend a lot of time in our lives thinking about what we want to do, but what if we spent more time thinking about who we are becoming and what is giving our lives purpose and meaning?
     
  • POSITIVE CREATIVITY
    08-28-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | MPAC

    Josh-Turner-2.jpgJOSH TURNER is a Belmont alumnus who has six No. 1 hit songs and three No. 1 albums. He became one of the youngest members ever chosen for the Grand Ole Opry. His recent book is “Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood.”

     Co-sponsored by the College of Music & Performing  Arts

     

  • JESUS: LIAR, LUNATIC, LORD?
    08-30-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | MPAC

    Todd-Lake.jpgDR. TODD LAKE, Vice President for Spiritual Development, never attended church in high school, but at Harvard a Buddhist friend introduced him to Jesus. What is it about Jesus that has captivated the world for 2,000 years and led over 2 billion people to follow him?

    September 2019

  • SOLID GROUND
    09-04-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | MPAC
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    RICKY SKAGGS has 14 Grammy Awards, 12 No. 1 hits, eight CMA awards and eight ACM awards. GORDON KENNEDY is a multiple Grammy Award-winner, Belmont alumnus and world-renowned guitarist.
    Co-sponsored by the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business and the College of Music & Performing Arts
  • LARRY THE CUCUMBER
    09-06-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | MPAC

    Larry-the-Cucumber.jpg MIKE NAWROCKI is co-creator of VeggieTales, the first-ever CGI video series. He is the co-founder of Big Idea Productions, and the voice of Larry the Cucumber. His story of discovering his calling is relevant for everyone who is still on that journey.

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



  • DR. DAVID DARK
    09-09-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | MPAC

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    Belmont Professor, author and prolific Twitter user helps us to ask the question of how we live our lives in ways that are consistent with the gospel of Christ and the kingdom life we are called to.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.

  • DAVE BARNES
    09-11-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | MPAC
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    “Who Knew It Would Be So Hard to Be Myself” is Dave’s seventh album. He is a Grammy and CMA-nominee who has played in hundreds of cities and written hit songs for dozens
    of top singers.

  • IDENTITY CRISIS
    09-13-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | MPAC

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    MEGAN MILLER, Belmont alum, speaker and Operations Manager for Delight Ministries will share about how she found her faith in the midst of a life experience that left her unfulfilled, dissatisfied and searching for meaning in all the wrong places.
     
  • HEALING THROUGH THE ENNEAGRAM
    09-16-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    Hunter-Mobley.jpgHUNTER MOBELEY will discuss how each of us carry wounds from childhood that play out in our adult personalities and relationships.  The Enneagram is a tool that can offer us a healing path that can help us become the healthiest versions of ourselves.  Hunter will introduce the ancient wisdom tool, the Enneagram, and help us to see how the worst part of ourselves can become the best part of ourselves. 

     

  • LIFT EVERY VOICE
    09-18-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    CeCe-Winans.jpgCECE WINANS 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 Music & Performing Arts

     

  • HOW TO STAND TALL DESPITE THE FEAR OF FAILURE
    09-20-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

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    AINSLEY BRITAIN discusses how fearing failure can be crippling. It can stop you in your tracks and allow anxiety and doubt to rush in. Let's talk about how to step into your calling/purpose by removing the lies we believe about ourselves and replacing it with Truth. When we understand whose we are, fear fails and we are able to stand firm in our faith, focus and future.
     
  • DIVERSITY IN CHRIST
    09-23-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    Christina-Edmundson.jpgDR. 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 works with universities to expand intentional intercultural connections.

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

  • BREAKING OLD RHYTHMS
    09-25-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    Amena-Brown.jpgAMENA BROWN is a faith-inspired force in the world of spoken word poetry. She has released five albums, two books and been featured at the National Poetry Slam and the Creativity World Forum.

    Co-sponsored by the Diversity Week Committee

    September 2019

  • FINDING BEAUTY IN ALL
    09-27-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    LArche.jpegL’ARCHE MOBILE is one of the many L’Arche Communities Worldwide.  L’Arche is an international federation of communities in which people with an intellectual disability and those who help them can live, work, and share their lives together.  Each year, members of L’Arche Mobile visit campus to build community and awareness. 

  • BLACK SPACE/WHITE SPACE
    09-30-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    Kevin-Cosby.jpgDR. KEVIN COSBY is President of Simmons College, author of five books and pastor of the 15,000-member St. Stephen Church, the largest African-American church and the largest private employer of African-Americans in Kentucky.


    Co-sponsored by the Reverend Charlie Curb Center for Faith Leadership

    October 2019

  • SERVING THE LEAST OF THESE
    10-02-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    Clint-Baldwin.jpgCLINT BALDWIN is Executive Director of Word Made Flesh, an international advocacy and development organization that works in 13 countries with people in some of the most vulnerable, poverty-stricken and oppressive situations in
    the world.

  • ENGAGING GOD'S GLOBAL MISSION
    10-04-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

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    BELMONT ON MISSION gives students the opportunity to serve locally, domestically and global as they seek to be a part of God’s work around the world.  Hear from students who participated in BOM over the last year and about opportunities to get involved.

     

     

  • BECOMING SERIES: DR. MONO IVEY-SOTO
    10-07-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

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    The stories of our lives are winding – taking us on unexpected detours, through valleys and to the mountain tops, and occasionally into unchartered territories – and make us into the people we are today.  Dr. Ivey-Soto will share her “Becoming Story” – sharing her journey with us and inviting us to consider our own unique path through life.

     

  • FINDING EMOTIONAL FITNESS
    10-09-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

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    MILES ADCOX, CEO of Onsite will discuss how our emotional intelligence as humans has the power to forge great cultures, families, and communities — or utterly destroy them. While some might argue that showing emotion is a sign of weakness, emotional wellness actually makes you stronger—and twice as effective as a friend, student, and leader. Not to mention, stifling your emotions kills your creativity, can have serious health consequences, and often leads to burnout. 

     

     

     

  • ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS: TO BE KNOWN
    10-11-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

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    HEATHER DAUGHERTY - Throughout the gospels, we see people of all kinds meeting Jesus; after these encounters we find that their lives are never the same.  This sermon series will explore how lives are changed when people encounter Jesus and invite us to reflect on how God wants to be at work in our lives today.  This chapel will explore the story of the Woman at the Well.

     

  • JESUS FOR REVOLUTIONARIES
    10-16-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    Robert-Chao-Romero.jpgDR. ROBERT CHAO ROMERO is an attorney, Professor of Chicana/o Studies and Asian American Studies at UCLA and a pastor. He has published 15 academic books and articles on issues of race, immigration and the impact of faith on social justice movements.

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

  • ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS: WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT JESUS IS DOING
    10-18-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

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    DR. DARRELL GWALTNEY will discuss how throughout the gospels, we see people of all kinds meeting Jesus; after these encounters we find that their lives are never the same.  This sermon series will explore how lives are changed when people encounter Jesus and invite us to reflect on how God wants to be at work in our lives today.  This chapel will explore Mark 3:7-12.

     

  • BECOMING STORIES: DR, DOUG CREWS
    10-21-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

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    DR. DOUG CREWS - The stories of our lives are winding – taking us on unexpected detours, through valleys and to the mountain tops, and occasionally into unchartered territories – and make us into the people we are today.  Dr. Crews will share his “Becoming Story” – sharing his journey with us and inviting us to consider our own unique path through life.

    October 2019

  • ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS: DR. SALLY HOLT
    10-23-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL
    Dr.-Sally-Holt.jpgThroughout the gospels, we see people of all kinds meeting Jesus; after these encounters we find that their lives are never the same.  This sermon series will explore how lives are changed when people encounter Jesus and invite us to reflect on how God wants to be at work in our lives. This chapel will explore Matthew 26:36-45.
  • NASCAR CALLING
    10-25-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    Dave-Alpern.jpgDAVID ALPERN is President of Joe Gibbs Racing, a company of 600 employees that he has been a part of for 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 Massey College of Business

    Kennedy Center for Business Ethics

  • BECOMING STORIES: DR. SYBRIL BROWN
    10-28-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    Sybril-Brown.jpg The stories of our lives are winding – taking us on unexpected detours, through valleys and to the mountain tops, and occasionally into unchartered territories – and make us into the people we are today.  Dr. Brown will share her “Becoming Story” – sharing her journey with us and inviting us to consider our own unique path through life.

  • FAITH & SCIENCE
    10-30-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL
    Se-Kim.jpgDR. SE KIM, Ph.D. in Molecular & Human Genetics; NIH Fellow; MBA; leads the American Association for the Advancement of Science as Deputy Chief Programs Officer and has presented her research in publications such as Journal of Neuroscience and Current Biology.
    Co-sponsored by the College of Science & Mathematics

    November 2019

  • ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
    11-01-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL
    Marty-Bell.jpgDR. MARTY BELL will discuss how throughout the gospels, we see people of all kinds meeting Jesus; after these encounters we find that their lives are never the same.  This sermon series will explore how lives are changed when people encounter Jesus and invite us to reflect on how God wants to be at work in our lives today.  This chapel will explore the parable of the Good Samaritan.
     
  • THE PURPOSEFUL GRADUATE
    11-04-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL
    Tim-Clydesdale.jpgDR. TIM CLYDESDALE received his Ph.D. from Princeton and is Professor of Sociology at The College of New Jersey. His recent book is “The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding
    the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults.”
  • WRITING WITH PURPOSE
    11-06-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL
    Bob-Smietana.pngBOB SMIETANA is an award-winning religion reporter and editor who has spent two decades serving a variety of news organizations. He is Editor-in-Chief of Religion
    News Service and has served as President of the Religion Newswriters Association.
    Co-sponsored by College of Theology & Christian Ministry
  • CHANGE YOUR WORLD
    11-08-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL
    Jill-Phillips.jpgJILL PHILLIPS is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who got her start in the business after graduating from Belmont University in 1998. Her guitar-based folk-rock sound combines with rich, insightful lyrics that deal with age-old topics in new
    and fresh ways.
  • MEDICINE AND SPIRITUALITY
    11-11-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL
    Gloria-White-Hammond.jpgREV. GLORIA WHITE-HAMMOND, M.D., is Co-Pastor of Bethel AME Church and Practitioner in Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School, focusing on medicine and spirituality. She has founded healing, justice and discipleship organizations in the United States and Africa.
    Co-sponsored by the Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing and the College of Pharmacy
  • CHINESE PERSECUTION
    11-13-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL
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    BOB (XIQIU) FU is one of the leading voices for persecuted faith communities in China. He was a student leader during the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and was later imprisoned as a house-church leader. After fleeing to the United States,
    he founded ChinaAid in 2002.
    Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Asian Studies Program
  • ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS: YOU ARE MY CHILD
    11-15-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL
    Christy RidingsCHRISTY RIDINGS - Throughout the gospels, we see people of all kinds meeting Jesus; after these encounters we find that their lives are never the same.  This sermon series will explore how lives are changed when people encounter Jesus and invite us to reflect on how God wants to be at work in our lives today.  This chapel will explore the story of the bleeding woman in Mark 5.
     

     

     

  • I WAS HUNGRY
    11-18-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    Jeremy-Everett.jpgJEREMY EVERETT is the founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a capacity-building, anti-hunger project within Baylor University.  His recent book, I Was Hungry, is a call to all people of faith to help end hunger in America.

  • THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
    11-20-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL
    Gospel-of-John.jpgSelections presented by the BELMONT THEATRE DEPARTMENT
    Co-sponsored by the College of Music & Performing Arts
  • ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS: WASHING THE DISCIPLE'S FEET
    11-22-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL

    larkin.jpgLARKIN BRILEY - Throughout the gospels, we see people of all kinds meeting Jesus; after these encounters we find that their lives are never the same.  This sermon series will explore how lives are changed when people encounter Jesus and invite us to reflect on how God wants to be at work in our lives today.  This chapel will explore the washing of the disciple’s feet in John 13.

  • ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS: JOSH TENHAKEN-RIEDEL
    11-25-2019 | 10:50AM

    Josh RiedelThroughout the gospels, we see people of all kinds meeting Jesus; after these encounters we find that their lives are never the same.  This sermon series will explore how lives are changed when people encounter Jesus and invite us to reflect on how God wants to be at work in our lives today.  This chapel will explore the story of Nicodemus in John 3:1-21.

    DECEMBER 2019

  • CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD
    12-02-2019 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | CHAPEL
    Christmas-Around-the-World.pngStudents and faculty from the Department of Foreign Languages help lead this annual multi-lingual service of Scripture and song celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
    Co-sponsored by the Foreign Languages Department