David Cunningham to Present Parkhurst Lecture

David Cunningham, executive director of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), Council of Independent Colleges, will present the Parkhurst Lecture at Southwestern College on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center on the SC campus.  There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.

The topic of his lecture is “On Not Throwing Away Your Shot: God’s Call as Gift and Liberation.” 

Dr. David Cunningham“Dr. David Cunningham is the leading scholar in the U.S. on questions concerning religion and vocational discernment,” says Jacob Goodson, associate professor of philosophy and the chair of the social science division.  “He is an excellent teacher and a prolific author. The title of his lecture at SC plays off of the musical ‘Hamilton,’ and we are honored to be hosting him as part of both the Parkhurst Lecture series and the NetVUE grant we received this academic year.”

Cunningham earned his Ph.D. from Duke University.  He also holds a faculty appointment as professor of theology at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is the author of five books and editor of five collections on various topics in religion, ethics, and higher education.

The Parkhurst Lecture is one of three annual endowed lectures hosted by the philosophy and religion department of the social sciences division at Southwestern College. This lecture focuses on Biblical studies.

For more information, contact Goodson by email at

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