Moore-Jumonville to address HU Christ in the Academy Initiative

Dr. Robert Moore-Jumonville will present for the Huntington University Forester Lecture Series on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the upper level of Habecker Dining Commons. The public is invited to attend.

Dr. Mark Fairchild, professor of biblical studies, is the chairperson for this year’s Christ in the Academy initiative at the University, which organized Moore-Jumonville’s speaking engagement at the University.

“Back in 2008-09, President Dowden established a Christ at the Center Task Force at Huntington University and during that year we studied the question, what does it mean to be a Christ-centered liberal arts university?” Fairchild said. “During that year we had meetings, special speakers and study groups that focused upon how we can improve our Christ-centered mission. Last year, President Emberton asked that we revisit this issue and she asked me if I would lead a committee to return to the topic. This will be our campus focus for this year. Our fall faculty workshop dealt in part with this issue, but to kick off our fall focus, we are bringing Dr. Robert Moore-Jumonville to campus for a series of lectures and opportunities for dialogue.” 

Moore-Jumonville received his Bachelor of Arts in religion and history from Seattle Pacific University, his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and earned his Ph.D. in the history of Christianity from the University of Iowa. An elder in the United Methodist Church, he has served for 17 years as senior pastor for three churches (in Illinois, Indiana, and now Michigan). A member of West Michigan Conference since 2008, he currently pastors Pope United Methodist Church.

His publications include, Hermeneutics of Historical Distance: Mapping the Terrain of American Biblical Criticism, 1880-1914 (Rowan & Littlefield 2003), Advent & Christmas Wisdom from G. K. Chesterton, and Lent and Easter Wisdom from G. K. Chesterton, both with Thom Satterlee (Liguori 2007), and Jogging with G. K. Chesterton (Winged-Lion Press 2014).