Thurber Lectures

Thurber Lecture — Pastor Eugene Cho

No Longer Strangers.
Thursday 16 May in the Thurber Room – Presentation 20h-21h30;
Note: No meal will be served at this event.

Pastor Eugene Cho

Rev. Eugene Cho’s many passions involve leadership, justice, the whole Gospel, and the pursuit of God’s Kingdom here on this earth. He travels throughout the world to encourage churches, non-profits, pastors, leaders, missionaries, and justice workers – whether this happens in churches, arenas, conferences, universities, or as a guest in underground churches, villages, or refugee camps.

Eugene Cho is the founder and former Senior Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington. After 18 years, Eugene stepped aside at Quest in 2018. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Q Café, an innovative non-profit community café and music venue which closed due to relocation in 2015.

He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW) – a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.

The vision of ODW is to create a collaborative movement that promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages) and supports sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Since its launch in October 2009, ODW has raised over $7 million dollars for projects to empower those living in extreme global poverty. ODW has been featured in the New York Times, The Seattle Times, NPR, Christianity Today and numerous other media outlets. For his entrepreneurial work and spirit, Eugene was recently honored as one of 50 Everyday American Heroes and a recipient of the Frederick Douglass 200 – included in a list of 200 people around the world who best embody the spirit and work of Frederick Douglass, one of the most influential figures in history. Eugene was also the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Eugene recently released his first book, Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? He is currently writing his second book which is set to release in February 2020.

Eugene and Minhee have been married for 22 years and have three children. Together, they live in Seattle, Washington.

You can view Eugene's previous Thurber Lecture at ACP here.

Thurber Lectures is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Thurber Lecture — Tony Campolo

American Evangelicalism in the Age of Trump.
Thursday 13 June in the Thurber Room – Meal at 19h; Presentation 19h45-21h15

Tony Campolo

Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, and the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. He has written more than 35 books. He is one of the founders of the Red Letter Christian movement and blogs regularly at his website, RedLetterChristians.org, and can also be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Campolo and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren.

You can view Tony's previous Thurber Lecture at ACP here.

Thurber Lectures is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Thurber Lectures — Winter and Spring 2019

Meal at 19h; Presentation 19h45-21h15 in the Thurber Room

Thurber Lectures is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all..

Video recordings of selected past Thurber Lectures available here

Thurber Lectures — Winter 2019