Distinguished Lecture Series

The Hope Distinguished Lecture Series brings a broad range of intellectual and relevant voices to the Chicago Hope campus and the Near West community. The series provides an opportunity for students and others in the community to have engaging discussions with both emerging voices as well as leading figures in their fields.


Eric Metaxas

Author of the New York Times bestselling book Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Cultural Commentator
Founder of Socrates in the City

“Bonhoeffer and Socrates”

Mr. Metaxas will discuss his recent book on Dietrich Bonheoffer, and especially the virtue of the faith. Additionally, as the founder and director of Socrates in the City, Mr. Metaxas will discuss Socrates and his statement that “the unexamined life is not worth living”.


Daniel P. Bailey

PhD Cambridge University
Author and Professor

“Translation and Theological Conflict”


Dr. Bailey is a recognized scholar in the field of translation, interpretation and the theological debate regarding “the atonement”.  In addressing this current debate within the Christian world, Dr. Bailey will bring to life the basis for the different viewpoints and why it is important.

Loyal Gould

Chairman Emeritus Department of Journalism
Baylor University
2010-2011 Chicago Hope Scholar in Residence

“Veritas and Journalism”

Professor Gould is the 2010-2011 Scholar in Residence at Chicago Hope Academy, and will share some of the stories from his life as an NBC national correspondent and an AP reporter covering many of the biggest stories of the 20th century.  Specifically he will tell of the harassment and dangers behind the camera that he and other journalists faced in bringing controversial stories to light.  Professor Gould came from a generation of journalists who were always admonished to stay behind camera – but in many of great stories he covered, what happened behind the camera is as interesting as what happened in front of the camera.


Dale Voelker

Professor of Music, Judson University
PhD.  Northwestern University

“History of Traditional Christmas Carols”

Professor Voelker will tell many of the stories behind the writing and performing of traditional Christmas Carols.  Professor Voelker will then lead the international traveling chorus from Judson University to sing some of the Carols.




1:00 p.m.