Published on November 28, 2023 by Kameron Brown  
Corts Series an Evening with Collin Hansen

Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education is honored to host Remembering Timothy Keller: An Evening with Collin Hansen for its 13th Annual Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series.

Hansen serves as vice president for content and editor in chief of The Gospel Coalition, as well as executive director of The Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics. He hosts the Gospelbound podcast and has written and contributed to many books, most recently Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation and Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ Is Essential. He has published with the New York Times and the Washington Post and offered commentary for CNN, Fox News, NPR, BBC, ABC News, and PBS NewsHour. He edited Our Secular Age: Ten Years of Reading and Applying Charles Taylor and The New City Catechism Devotional, among other books. Hansen is an adjunct professor with Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, where he also co-chairs the advisory board.

Hansen will be sharing an intimate look at one of the 21st century’s most influential church leaders, the late Timothy Keller. Hansen’s work, Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation, introduces readers to the people and events that shaped Keller’s own thinking and spiritual growth.

Guests of this year’s Corts Series will have the opportunity to discover the principles and practices that fueled Keller’s ministry, take the best of Keller’s teachings to meet the challenges of the 21st century, develop historical, theological and cultural perspectives, and to learn more about God’s providential presence in the life of one of America’s foremost theological and spiritual leaders.   

The event will be held at Samford University’s Reid Chapel on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.

Join the School of Education for An Evening with Collin Hansen as he discusses his latest book, Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation. Together we will remember Timothy Keller’s life and legacy through Hansen’s intimate and informative perspective. Your attendance of this lecture and Q&A supports the intellectual and spiritual formation of Samford students and advances the mission of Orlean Beeson School of Education at Samford University.  

The author will be available to sign copies of his work after the event.

Convocation credit is available for Samford students, students are eligible for one complimentary ticket, faculty and staff are eligible for two complimentary tickets. Discount codes for students, faculty and staff will be available via email at a later date. The cost of admission for guests is $15.00.

This year’s event is presented in partnership by the Corts Family and Davis Architects.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Learn more.  

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.