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Chapel Live Stream

    January 2020

  • OPENING COMMUNION
    01-08-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Opening-Communion.jpgWe 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.

     
  • THE NOT-SO INSTAGRAMMABLE LIFE - HEATHER DAUGHERTY
    01-10-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Heather-Daugherty.jpgWe have come to see our lives through social media – looking for ways that we can highlight and brand our experiences to show others.  But what if there is another way?  Can faithfully living an “ordinary” life be fulfilling in today’s world?



  • GOOD EYE OR BAD EYE? KRISTI McLELLAND
    01-13-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Kristi-McLelland.jpg

    Jesus said our whole body follows our eyes, whether we have good eyes or bad eyes.This chapel will help us to unpack this Jewish idiom and what it meant in Jesus' day and ask us to ponder whether we have a "good eye" or a "bad eye".

     


  • SERVANT LEADERSHIP
    01-15-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
    Darrell-Drumwright.jpgDARRELL A. DRUMWRIGHT is pastor of The Temple Church, which has grown by over 200 each year under his leadership and offers a full range of community ministries. He has a B.A. in Sociology from TSU, an M.Div. from Harvard, and has served on the faculty of American Baptist College and TSU. 
  • MLK JR. PANEL
    01-17-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
    john-faison.jpgJOHN R. FAISON, SR. is the Senior Pastor at Watson Grove Baptist Church. He will lead us in a panel discussion that asks the question "What Should MLK's Dream Look Like Today?"
  • MLK JR. FEATURED SPEAKER
    01-22-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
  • LEGAL AID AND CIVIL RIGHTS
    01-24-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
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    DARKENYA WALLER, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Middle TN, and
    REV. ANDRAE CRISMON, Volunteer Lawyers Program Director, are attorneys whose Christian commitment motivates them to use their legal training to serve those who have the greatest need, not the most money. They work with 85 full-time employees and hundreds of volunteer        attorneys to help people regarding domestic violence, employment, healthcare, housing and        financial issues.
                                   Co-Sponsored by the College of Law and the Office of Administration & General Counsel
  • BECOMING STORIES - HEATHER FINCH
    01-27-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Heather-Finch-Casual.jpeg

    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. Finch will share her “Becoming Story” – sharing her journey with us and inviting us to consider our own unique path through life.



  • MOVIES AND FAITH
    01-29-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

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    DR. LINDA SEGER has consulted on over 85 produced films and television shows, including the feature films Luther and Romero. She has a doctorate in Drama and Theology and is an internationally acclaimed speaker on screenwriting who has authored 13 books. Her many awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Redemptive Film Festival.

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

  • TURNING COFFEE INTO WATER
    01-31-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
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    MIKE LENDA is the CEO of the Nashville-based social enterprise The Well Coffeehouse, whose five stores and online sales have already funded the drilling of over two dozen wells in Africa.

    Co-Sponsored by the Massey College of Business, Kennedy Center for Business Ethics and the Social Entrepreneurship Program

    February 2020

  • MISSIONS MONDAY ALUMNI PANEL
    02-10-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Panel-Discussion.jpgAs we celebrate Homecoming at Belmont, Belmont alumni will share their stories about how their Belmont education has prepared them to be used by God from here to anywhere.

     

  • CHRISTIAN TEACHING?
    02-12-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Dr.-David-Smith.jpgDR. DAVID I. SMITH has a B.A. from Oxford, a Ph.D. from the University of London, and is the Director of the Kuyers Center for Christian Teaching & Learning at Calvin University and editor of the International Journal of Christianity & Education. His books include Teaching and Christian Practices and Teaching and Christian Imagination.

    Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost

  • TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY - HOMECOMING CHAPEL
    02-14-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Luke-Putney.jpgLUKE PUTNEY, Presidential Scholar and summa cum laude graduate in Music Performance, is an award-winning musician determined to triumph over brain tumors, a stroke, blindness and chronic pain. He leads Instrumental Horizons, supporting music education and therapy in South Africa. CATHY JENNINGS earned an M.A. from Belmont before becoming Executive Director of The Contributor, one of the bestselling nonprofit street newspapers, sold by homeless and formerly homeless vendors.

    Co-sponsored by the College of Music & Performing Arts and the Office of Alumni Relations

  • STUMBLING INTO YOUR PURPOSE
    02-17-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Andrea-Shelton.jpgANDREA SHELTON is President and founder of HeartBound Ministries, which bridges the gap between parent and child when they’re separated by prison. She is an attorney who serves on the Georgia Board of Corrections and is now bringing this ministry—which works in all 53 prisons in Georgia—to Tennessee. Andrea will share her journey of ministering to the prison community and invite us to see how God can use every aspect of our story to work His purposes.

  • BECOMING A CHILD OF THE KINGDOM
    02-19-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Mandy-Smith.pngMANDY SMITH, originally from Australia, is Lead Pastor of Cincinnati’s University Christian Church, which has its own fair-trade café. She is the author of Making a Mess and Meeting God and The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry. She has been discovering how much Christianity in the West looks more like Western culture than Christianity. How can we learn to do Kingdom things in
    Kingdom ways?

  • BECOMING STORIES - MALCOLM McDOLE
    02-21-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

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

  • FAITH AND ACADEMICS
    02-24-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
    Dr.-Kimberly-Battle-Walters-Denu.jpgDR. KIMBERLY BATTLE-WALTERS DENU is VP for Educational Programs at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. She served as Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Azusa Pacific University and has received Fulbright Scholar awards to South Africa and Ethiopia. She is an ordained minister and author, with an M.A. in social work and a Ph.D. in Sociology.
    Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and the Faculty Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee
  • ASH WEDNESDAY
    02-26-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
    Ash-Wednesday.jpgBISHOP 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: AWARENESS - LARKIN BRILEY
    02-28-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    larkin.jpgThe season of Lent is a time that many Christians give up something or take on a practice that helps 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.

    March 2020

  • NEW HOPE GIRLS
    03-02-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
    Joy-Reyes.jpgJOY REYES and her husband left their jobs in the United States and went with their two toddlers as missionaries to the Dominican Republic, where they founded New Hope Girls Academy to help girls who’ve been forced into prostitution. She will share how we can listen for God’s voice calling us to use our lives to empower the marginalized.
    Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and the Center                                          for Social Entrepreneurship
                                            
  • LEGAL FICTION
    03-04-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
    Robert-Dugoni.jpgROBERT DUGONI is a critically acclaimed New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon No. 1 bestselling novelist. He has sold over five million books worldwide in over 25 languages. Robert is a graduate of Stanford and the UCLA School of Law.
    Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • PRACTICING OUR FAITH SERIES: PRAYING THE PSALMS - HEATHER DAUGHERTY-
    03-06-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Heather-Daugherty.jpgThe 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 we can use the words of the Psalmist to give words to our desires for God’s work in our lives and in the world around us.

  • SHARE THE LOVE
    03-16-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
    Joe-White.jpgJOE WHITE is President of Kanakuk Camps, a family of multicultural Christian camps that serve 23,000 children and youth each summer. He also founded Cross International, a relief organization that helps care for orphans and the impoverished in 30 nations. He will give us his insights on how to share the love of Christ with our peers and colleagues, and build up disciples on campus.
  • ASIAN CHRISTIAN ART
    03-18-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
    Suki-Kwon.jpgSUKI KWON is an artist who has lived and had her works exhibited in her native Korea, as well as Japan, China, England and the United States. She is Assistant Professor of Design at the University of Dayton. SHIN-HEE CHIN, Professor of Art & Design at Tabor College, is an award-winning artist educated in Korea and the United States who exhibits in both countries. Their exhibit of textiles, Identity, Femininity, & Spirituality, is in the Leu Gallery March 16 to May 1.
    Co-sponsored by the O’More College of Architecture, Art & Design
  • FAITH PRACTICES: COMTEMPLATIVE PRAYER - JOSH TENHAKEN-RIEDEL
    03-20-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Josh RiedelThe 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 Contemplative prayers which is a method of prayer that allows our hearts to be open and receptive to the love and presence of Christ in our lives.

  • PURITY AND PATRIARCHY
    03-23-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Kristin-DuMez.jpgDR. KRISTIN DU MEZ is professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University, with a Ph.D. in American Religious History from Notre Dame. The #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements led many Christians to reject “purity culture” due to its excesses and abuses. But lessons from the first “purity” movement in the 19th Century entailed a Christian critique of patriarchy that can help point a way forward.

    Co-Sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee

  • SEX, JESUS AND THE SURRENDER OF SELF
    03-25-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
    Mo-Isom.pngMO ISOM is the New York Times bestselling author of Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot. She was an All-American goalkeeper with a life riddled with tragedy: an eating disorder, the suicide of her father, porn and promiscuity, and a horrific car accident. But she encountered the love and mercy of Jesus.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
    03-27-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Panel-Discussion.jpgThis panel discussion will explore healthy relationships.  What does a healthy relationship look like, and what can help us to develop and maintain healthy relationships?

  • FAITH ON THE FIELD
    03-30-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
    Casey-Cramer.jpgCASEY CRAMER played football for Dartmouth College and for five teams in the NFL. After coming to Christ, Casey felt God’s call to share his faith with friends and teammates and later served as the Chaplain of the Tennessee Titans. He is now an Associate Pastor at Christ Community Church.
    Co-sponsored by the Athletics Department

    April 2019

  • LOWE’S AND GOD’S LOVE
    04-01-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Marvin-Ellison.jpgMARVIN ELLISON is President and CEO of Lowe’s and formerly President of JCPenney. His family were sharecroppers and formed a gospel group that included his six siblings. He declares that he is “committed to my faith, family and company,” with faith in God as the “anchor” of his life.


    Co-sponsored by the Massey College of Business Kennedy Center for Business Ethics and the Executive Learning Network                                                        

     

  • FAITH PRACTICES: SELF-CONTROL - KURTIS PARKS
    04-03-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Kurtis-Parks.jpgThe season of Lent is a time that many Christians give up something or take on a practice that helps them to make space in their lives to listen for God’s voice by drowning out the distractions. In this chapel, we'll look at the art of self-discipline. 

  • BECOMING STORIES - DR. STEVE ROBINSON
    04-06-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Steve-Robinson.jpgThe 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. Robinson will share his “Becoming Story” – sharing his journey with us and inviting us to consider our own unique path through life.

  • SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
    04-08-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Charmaine-Royal.jpgDR. CHARMAINE ROYAL is Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University. She provides leadership for the Duke Initiative for Science & Society; the Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference; and the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.
    Co-sponsored by the College of Health Sciences & Nursing, College of Pharmacy and College of Sciences & Mathematics

  • CHRIST IS RISEN! NOW WHAT? - CHRISTY RIDINGS
    04-17-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel

    Christy RidingsWhat if Easter is the beginning of the story, not the end? Come worship with us as we think about Eastertide and what the resurrection means in everyday life.

  • FIFTY YEARS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
    04-20-2020 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | The Gabhart Chapel
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    RACHEL LAMB served as National Organizer for Young Evangelicals for Climate Change prior to beginning her Ph.D. in Geographical Sciences. She has worked with the EPA, in addition to faith-based environmental organizations A Rocha and the Au Sable Institute. She has an M.S. in Sustainable Development, M.A. in Public Policy, and B.S. in Environmental Studies. 
     Co-sponsored by the College of Sciences & Mathematics and the ECO Club