The Forum 4:15 Conference – Spring Arbor
The Forum 4:15 Conference will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Sept. 28, on Spring Arbor University’s main campus with two keynote addresses by SAU communication faculty member Paul Patton, communication department chair and associate professor of communication, and Quentin Schultze, new faculty partner and Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair and a professor of communication arts and sciences.
Schultze is the author of over a dozen books and plans to share advice in an optional Forum 4:15 workshop on publishing and writing. This additional workshop will provide practical tips on writing and publishing Christian nonfiction books by a veteran author and scholar.
Spring Arbor University opens its annual Forum 4:15 conference on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ralph Carey Forum with a keynote by Terry Lindvall, Ph.D., a renowned faith and film scholar who occupies the C. S. Lewis Chair of Communication and Christian Thought at Virginia Wesleyan College. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Lindvall is the author of six books, including Celluloid Sermons, Sanctuary Cinema, and The Mother of All Laughter: Sarah and the Genesis of Comedy. An ordained Congregational minister, he has taught at Duke University School of Divinity, College of William and Mary, Fuller Seminary, and other universities.
Guided by the scripture passage, Ephesians 4:15, Forum 4:15 explores communication that focuses on both motive and message. “We want participants to open their minds to how spiritually-charged and prophetic communication can bring about redemption and shalom in a world of broken communicators,” says Wally Metts, director of graduate studies for the department of communication.
Forum 4:15 is open to scholars, pastors, students, alumni and guests who want to foster scholarship and stewardship in communication. If you aren’t able to make the event in person, the sessions are also offered in a virtual format, which includes access to live streaming as well as archived content. Graduate and undergraduate credit is available. For more information, visitforum415.arbor.edu or call Metts at 517.750.6491.