George Fox guest lecturer Gabe Lyons speaks on ‘Faithfulness in an Age of Distraction’ Sept. 28

September 17th, 2018

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Author and founder of Q Ideas is first speaker in William Penn Honors Program’s 2018-19 lecture series

NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University’s William Penn Honors Program invites the public to a free lecture, “Faithfulness in an Age of Distraction,” presented by author and the founder of Q, Gabe Lyons, on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s Bauman Auditorium.

Lyons is coauthor of Good Faith: Being Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme and founder of Q, a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society. Called “sophisticated and orthodox” by The New York Times, Q Ideas represents the perspective of a new generation of Christians.

Additionally, Lyons is coauthor of UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters, a bestselling book based on original research that revealed the pervasiveness of pop culture’s negative perceptions of Christians. He speaks on cultural issues where faith intersects public life.

Lyons has a passion for equipping Christians to apply their faith to daily life by addressing some of the most difficult and controversial issues of our time. The presentation will be of particular interest to those who wish to explore, learn and consider how the gospel is being expressed in our cultural context.

A reception for those interested in learning more about the William Penn Honors Program will be held immediately following the lecture. Program director Abigail Favale will be in attendance.
For more information about the lecture or the honors program, call 503-554-2252 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.


Nancy Schifferdecker
Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College of Christian Studies
George Fox University

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