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Crossroads Lecture on Faith and Public Life

Each year, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life hosts the Crossroads Lecture on Faith and Public Life.  With a focus on how religion and religious identity interact with the public sphere, the event delves into topics that are relevant to our times.

The topic for the 8th Annual Crossroads Lecture is Vocation, Faith, and COVID-19.  We are delighted to host two TCU alum over a virtual panel conversation about how their faith impacted their vocation (both work in healthcare) and how COVID-19 has impacted both their work and their spirituality.  This event is a collaboration with the TCU Center for Career and Professional Development in an effort to highlight religious diversity in the workplace.

Dr. Ryan Huey( ’08) is a gastrointestinal medical oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He majored in biology and minored in religion and chemistry at TCU, and is an active member of City Church Houston.



Ms. Rachel Rudberg (’17) earned her BSN from TCU and works in the Cardiothoracic and Transplant Intensive Care Unit at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas ever since. She is active in the Dallas Jewish young adult community, serves as a Jewish youth group adviser, and sits on several boards.



You can view our 2020 virtual panel!  Please note that recording did not begin until the event was well underway, and please accept our apologies for this user error.





The topic for the 7th Annual Crossroads Lecture on Faith and Public Life was #wetoo: How the Church should respond to the #metoo Movement.  We welcomed author/activist Mary DeMuth to the Robert Carr Chapel on Wednesday, 9/18, at 7pm.  Ms. DeMuth is the author of We Too: How the Church can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis.  Kathryn Jacobs, President and CEO of SafeHaven of Tarrant County, offered opening remarks.





The Fall 2018 Crossroads Lecture on Faith and Public Life took place on September 25th, 2018, in Moudy 141 N.  SketchCo, the sketch comedy writing team at Fort Worth’s own Four Day Weekend, presented an evening of comedy sketches related to humor and religious beliefs.  Check out one of their sketches below, and visit our YouTube page to see more!