Previewing this semester’s chapel speakers
By Tori Dobleske
This week marks the Spring Special Chapel series, with guest speaker and Wheaton alumnus Dr. Ray Ortlund, Lead Pastor of the Immanuel Nashville church. Dr. Ortlund’s began his chapel series on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and will hold the final chapel talk tomorrow, Friday Jan. 25 which will focus on Romans 8:31-39. Throughout the rest of the semester, there are several other guest speaker series and events leading up to commencement at the end of the year.
February starts off with guest speaker Aasha Marie, a Chicago-based Christian artist on the first with the Wheaton in Chicago Chapel. Dr. Amy Brown Hugues is the speaker for the Theology at Work in the World conference on Feb. 11 focusing on Luke 15:11-32. The Willi-O chapel is that Friday, Feb. 15, featuring the Black Student Union. The Missions in Focus Chapel series takes place on Feb. 20, 21 and 22 and features Pastor Robert Sityo, the director of Fountain of Hope in Bukeeka, Uganda. The last week of February features the Record’s own advisor Drew Bratcher on Monday, Feb. 25 and Dr. Ryken with the annual Town Hall chapel on the Feb. 27.
March starts off with a special chapel service on the eighth led by Reverend Andrew Brunson, talking about his experiences prior to his recent release from a Turkish prison earlier this year. The returning HNGR interns speak on Feb. 22 and are followed by the Ivan Fahs Symposium on Feb. 25 and Professor Rhiannon Blaauw for the Science Symposium on Feb. 27.
April 3 starts the new month off with Department chapels focusing on Romans 14:13-23. Reverend Fleming Rutledge is the speaker for the Theology Conference on April 5. Class chapels are on Feb. 10 and are focusing on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11. April 12 then features the Honduras Project Chapel and Psalm 103.
The last two chapels of the year are May 1 and 3 and honor the graduates of 2019 with the Honors Convocation chapel and the Senior Worship chapel.
All school communion will be held this semester at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, Sunday, Feb. 10, Sunday, March 17, Sunday, April 14 and Sunday, May 5 at 8 p.m.