George Fox guest lecturer Matthew Kaemingk speaks on ‘Christian Hospitality and Immigration’ April 5

March 26th, 2018

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Assistant professor at Fuller Theological Seminary is final speaker in William Penn Honors Program’s 2017-18 lecture series

NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University’s William Penn Honors Program invites the public to a free lecture, “Christian Hospitality and Immigration,” presented by theologian and ethicist Matthew Kaemingk, on Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Rooms 101-103 in the school’s Canyon Commons building.

Kaemingk, an assistant professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary and an associate dean for Fuller Texas in Houston, will present a thought-provoking Christian perspective on the growing debates over Muslim presence in the West. Rejecting both fearful nationalism and romantic multiculturalism, he makes the case for a third way – a Christian pluralism that is committed to both the historic Christian faith and the public rights, dignity and freedom of Islam.

Kaemingk is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church. His research and teaching focuses on Islam and political ethics, workplace theology, theology and culture, and Reformed public theology. His new book, Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear, was released in January of 2018.

Between 2013 and 2017, Kaemingk served as the executive director of the Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture in Seattle. He earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and holds doctoral degrees in systematic theology from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and in Christian ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary.

A reception for those interested in learning more about the William Penn Honors Program will be held immediately following the lecture. Program directors Abigail Favale, Joseph Clair and Javier Garcia will be in attendance.

For more information about the lecture or the honors program, call 503-554-2152 or visit

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Jocelyn Stein
Events Coordinator, William Penn Honors Program
George Fox University

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