Lux Veritas Speaker Series

Light and Truth.

The Lux Veritas Speaker Series - drawing from North Central College’s religious and academic heritage - engages our community in conversations with leaders whose faith motivates them to transform the world. Inspired by our college seal, a lamp representing “light” and a book representing “truth”, these events connect us with leaders that explore important issues in a spirit of truth while spreading light into the world as a means to live out our purpose.




Please check our YouTube channel to view previous LVSS lectures, and other past events from the Office of Faith & Action.

Upcoming Lux Veritas Speaker Series Events

Spring Term 2019

We welcome our next Lux Veritas Speaker Series presentation to Koten Chapel next Tuesday, April 9, at 12:00 PM. Activist and author Shane Claiborne and blacksmith Mike Martin will share an interactive presentation on how we can end gun violence in America by addressing “the triggers on our streets and the triggers in our hearts.” This presentation is part of the national tour discussing their new book Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence.

By helping us reimagine the world as one that turns from death to life, the authors hope to transcend the stale rhetoric and old debates about gun control to offer a creative and productive response. The 90-minute interactive event features the forging of a gun* into a garden tool alongside art, discussion, lament, and music. 

We hope you can join us for this unique and powerful presentation. Click here for a two-minute trailer of the event. The authors will be available for discussion and book signing after the event.                                                                                                                  

Lux Veritas Speaker Series: Beating Guns Tour 

Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Koten Chapel

Past Speakers and Events

Date Speaker Position Event Location
11/12/15 Carl Gladstone Founder and Director, Motown Mission Smith Hall, Old Main
1/21/16 Dr. Leah Gunning Francis Professor, Author, Activist Meiley-Swallow Theatre
4/14/16 Bishop Sally Dyck - "Connecting Jesus to the Care of Creation" Bishop, United Methodist Northern Illinois Conference Koten Chapel, Kiekhofer Hall
10/20/16 Jon Guerra, Pete Leonard, Luke Wright - "Faithful Entrepreneurs" Musician / Engineer, Coffee Roaster / Creative Smith Hall, Old Main
1/26/17 Layton Williams Author, Sojourners Smith Hall, Old Main
4/19/17 Shane Claiborne Speaker, Activist, Author Koten Chapel, Kiekhofer Hall
1/16/18 Steven Martin Documentary Film Maker, Activist Room 101, Wentz Science Center
5/16/18 Scott Erickson, Justin McRoberts - "Prayer" Author, Songwriter / Artist Koten Chapel Kiekhofer Hall
2/19/19 Rev. Gavin Rogers Pastor, Activist, Author Madden Theater, Wentz Hall
4/9/19 Shane Claiborne, Michael Martin - "Beating Guns Tour" Activist / Blacksmith Koten Chapel, Kiekhofer Hall