Biblical Justice Advocate to Speak at Gardner-Webb

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Dimensions Program to Feature Ken Wytsma on Sept. 13

By Bryton Mitchell, Intern for University Communications

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.— A theology school president and expert on biblical justice will speak at Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions program on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 9:25 a.m. This event, held in Stewart Hall of Tucker Student Center on the GWU campus, is free and open to the public.

Ken Wytsma is the president of Kilns College, an Oregon graduate school that offers master’s degrees in the fields of theology and missions.  He is also the lead pastor at Antioch Church in Bend, Ore., as well as author of four books about pursuing justice and God’s plan for His people.

During his visit at GWU, Wytsma will be “engaging students in a conversation relating to biblical justice and God’s call both to love and serve Him and to love and serve our neighbor,” said Dr. Tracy Jessup, vice president of Christian Life and Services and Senior Minister to the University.

Wytsma, the founder of The Justice Conference, an annual event held to spread awareness of biblical justice, and partner of children’s ministry Compassion International, seeks to spread awareness to men and women about global and local issues.

“Social Entrepreneurship is a discipline that we are seeking to grow and develop here at Gardner-Webb,” said Dr. Tom LeGrand, the director of the GWU IMPACT Center for Christian Ethics and Social Responsibility. “Ken Wytsma is a great example of how you can choose a career or business path that also makes a difference in the lives of others.”

For more information on Wytsma, The Justice Conference, or Compassion International, please visit kenwytsma.com, thejusticeconference.com, and compassion.com

Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions program seeks to enhance the spiritual, intellectual and cultural life at the University and to promote a sense of community. More information is available by calling the GWU Office of Christian Life & Service at 704-406-4277 or visiting gardner-webb.edu.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 days prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email servicerequests@gardner-webb.edu.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).