January 28, 2010 - Wes Cantrell will speak at Samford University on March 10 at 1:00 p.m. in the Brock Forum of Dwight Beeson Hall. Mr. Cantrell is the retired chairman and CEO of Lanier Worldwide, which he led through a successful merger with copier manufacturer Ricoh, and a member of the boards of Ann Taylor Stores and Wells Real Estate Funds. His books are 'High-Performance Ethics: 10 Timeless Principles for Next-Generation Leadership' and the just-published 'From The Shop Floor to The Top Floor: Releasing The CEO Within.' "Greed offers one of the great - and often fatal - illusions of life," he writes. "It offers satisfaction if we'll only remain unsatisfied, a dull-witted bargain that [ethical] leaders vet and reject." His presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Mann Center's continuing series, the A. Gerow Hodges Lectures in Ethics and Leadership. Convo credit is available to students.
January 21, 2010 - Christianity and Immigration is the theme of the 2010 Biblical Studies Lectures presented Feb. 2-4 by Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School.
Bible scholar and immigration specialist Dr. M. Daniel Carroll will give a series of talks and participate in a panel discussion on the topic “Thinking ‘Christianly’ about Immigration: Can the Bible Help Us?”
Dr. Carroll, distinguished professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary in Colorado, is a specialist in many international aspects of social action, theology and immigration.
Carroll’s focus at an 11 a.m. worship service on Tuesday, Feb. 2, will be “Ground Rules for a Constructive National Conversation on Immigration.”
Wednesday’s topics are “Where to Begin the Immigration Conversation” at 11 a.m., and “Immigration Legislation” at 1 p.m. “Immigration: What Would Jesus Do?” is the topic at 11 a.m. on Thursday.
A 3 p.m. panel discussion on Wednesday will be co-sponsored by Beeson and Samford’s Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership. Center director John C. Knapp will serve as moderator.
The panel will include Carroll, Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama executive director Isabel Rubio and Beeson Divinity professor Osvaldo Padilla.
All programs will be in A. Gerow Hodges Chapel and are free to the public. For information, call (205) 726-2731.
Carroll’s latest book, 'Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church and the Bible' is a biblical-theological orientation to Hispanic immigration.
Prior to joining Denver Seminary faculty in 1996, Carroll was on the faculty of El Seminario Teologico Centroamericano in Guatemala City, Guatemala.