Around the State: Strobel speaks at DBU; Rosato named provost at HBU

Christian apologist Lee Strobel speaks in a chapel service at Dallas Baptist University. (DBU Photo / Brittni Bean)

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Christian apologist Lee Strobel, author of more than 20 books, including The Case for Christ, spoke recently at Dallas Baptist University. He encouraged students to recognize Christians have no need to be fearful of asking or receiving challenging faith questions. “I cannot think of any instance where Jesus slammed the door in the face of someone with a question,” Strobel said. A curious and thoughtful mind helps prepare Christians for life’s questions and engage in gospel conversations to make a persuasive case for Christianity, he said.

Houston Baptist University named Michael Rosato as provost and vice president for academic affairs. Rosato became associate provost for academic affairs at HBU in 2015, and he also served as interim and acting vice president for academic affairs, as well as interim dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. He earned his undergraduate degree from Carson-Newman University, a master’s degree from Texas Wesleyan University and a doctorate from Indiana University.

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Visual and Performing Arts and the university’s art department will host A Square Foot of Peace, an invitational art exhibition celebrating the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21. The exhibition opens at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 20, in the lobby of the Baugh Center for Visual Art with a performance by Lisa Clement, associate professor of vocal studies, and readings by poets Donna Bowling and Danielle East. The exhibition, curated by Helen Kwiatkowski, will be on display through Oct. 26. The Baugh Center for the Visual Arts is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

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