Brian J. Walsh, Wendt Character Lecturer, to Speak on the Crisis of Home

Feb 12, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque’s Wendt Center for Character Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Brian J. Walsh, PhD, will deliver the Michael Lester Wendt Character Lecture on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center.

In his lecture, entitled “Character and the Crisis of Home,” Walsh will examine the current culture of displacement and a call for a return to moral character deeply rooted in biblical narrative.

Admission to the public event is free; however, a ticket is required. Tickets are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at

Walsh is a Christian Reformed campus minister at the University of Toronto and an adjunct professor of theology of culture at Wycliffe College and Trinity College within the Toronto School of Theology. As a campus minister, Walsh pastors to an on-campus worshipping community called Wine Before Breakfast and leads a staff team in campus ministry. He was senior member in Worldview Studies at the Institute for Christian Studies, and he has taught in the Creation Care Studies Program in Belize and New Zealand.

Walsh writes and teaches at the interface of biblical theology and contemporary culture. His work is interdisciplinary in scope ranging across the disciplines of biblical studies, theology, philosophy, social science, and cultural analysis. Within the framework of a contextual biblical theology, his work has led him to address such themes as the nature of worldviews, postmodernity, empire, home and homelessness, liturgy, and contemporary music. He has written and co-written a number of books, including Beyond Homelessness: Christian Faith in a Culture of Displacement and The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian World View.