Martha Williamson, Executive Producer of “Touched By An Angel,” generously donated her collection of original notes, script drafts, memos, materials and memorabilia from the program to Pepperdine University Libraries Special Collections. She spoke about the experience of shepherding this groundbreaking drama, and of how she integrated her faith into the vision of “Touched By An Angel.”

2013-11-14 07:08

In a talk titled “Word and Image in The Saint John’s Bible,” Father Michael Patella discusses how The Saint John’s Bible—the first handwritten and hand-illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine abbey since the invention of the printing press—can be read, viewed, and interpreted in a way that respects biblical inspiration and Christian tradition in our postmodern context. Father Patella, a professor of New Testament at the School of Theology Seminary of Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, also served as chair of the Committee on Illumination and Text for The Saint John’s Bible. Father Patella considers this Bible in the context of the great Christian tradition of illuminated Bibles across the ages and also the fascinating ways The Saint John’s Bible reflects third-millennium concerns. He spoke at Pepperdine University Libraries on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

2013-10-22 05:27

Dr. Dino Djalal, Indonesian Ambassador to the United States, speaks on Indonesia’s transition to democracy and the lessons that experience holds for nations of the Arab Spring.

2013-07-26 06:35

Pepperdine University Libraries hosts Holocaust survivors Bernd and Judy Simon, who recount their journey of tragedy, survival, and love.

2013-07-25 23:30

Pepperdine University Libraries hosts Holocaust survivors Bernd and Judy Simon, who recount their journey of tragedy, survival, and love.

2013-07-25 07:02

Lori Anne Ferrell, chair of English and professor of early modern history and literature at Claremont Graduate University, discusses her book The Bible and the People, which she describes as a “cultural biography” of the “restless, peripatetic text that is the Christian Bible.” Dr. Ferrell’s talk was in conjunction with the traveling exhibition “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible,” which visited Pepperdine University in 2012. She spoke at Pepperdine University Libraries in Malibu, California on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

2013-07-20 00:23

Director and screenwriter Nelson Oliver speaks at Pepperdine University Libraries following the premiere of his original short film, The Red Cape, on February 21, 2013. The Red Cape chronicles a little known chapter in American history: the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot, which stands as the only coup d’état, or violent overthrow of a government, in United States history. The incident was a springboard for the Jim Crow laws that disenfranchised black citizens through the 1960s. Oliver appears here in discussion with Dr. Joi Carr, Assistant Professor of English at Pepperdine, to discuss the continuing resonance of this story in American civil right history. This event was cosponsored by the Black Student Association.

2013-05-28 10:04

Darryl Tippens speaks about “John Milton and the King James Bible” for the opening of the “Manifold Greatness” traveling exhibit at Pepperdine University’s Payson Library, which celebrates the 400th anniversary of the publication of The King James Bible. Dr. Tippens is Provost of Pepperdine University having been a scholar, instructor, and professor for over 30 years. Dr. Tippens received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and did post-doctoral study at Yale University, University of Kansas, University of Chicago, and Johns Hopkins University. His academic interests include Shakespeare studies, 17th-century English literature, and spirituality and literature. The lecture took place on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at Pepperdine’s campus in Malibu, California.

2013-05-17 01:36

Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” speaks at Pepperdine University about civil rights, yesterday and today. Dr. Roberts reflects on the experience of being one of the nine African-American students who volunteered to desegregate Little Rock Central High School in 1957, and shares his perspective and wisdom on such issues as personal choice, compassion, freedom, and responsibility. Drawing from his recent publication Simple Not Easy: Reflections on Community Social Responsibility and Tolerance, the event emphasized a question-and-answer format with the students in attendance. The event took place on January 31, 2013, and was sponsored by Pepperdine University Libraries in partnership with the Black Student Association.

2013-05-17 01:19

Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan, is an author and commentator. His recent book The New Reagan Revolution reveals insights into the ideas and actions of the man who changed the world during the 1980’s. He gives a perspective no one else can offer, including both poignant and revealing stories of his father, as well as offering prescriptive measures drawn from Ronald Reagan’s principles. He is the author of several other books, including the autobiographical account Twice Adopted, and is a frequent contributor to Fox News.

2013-05-16 02:40

Three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Tony P. Hall is a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights conditions in the world. In February 2002, president George W. Bush asked him to serve as the United States ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. He retired from official diplomatic service in April 2006, and is currently serving as the director of the Alliance to End Hunger. Prior to his diplomatic service, Ambassador Hall represented the Third District of Ohio in the U.S. Congress for almost 24 years.

2013-05-16 01:52

Father Greg Boyle has been an advocate for at-risk and gang-involved youth in Los Angeles for over 25 years. In 1992, he founded Homeboy Bakery, with a mission to create an environment that provided training, work experience, and above all, …

2013-05-16 00:46

Ron Cox, associate professor of religion at Pepperdine University, explores the theme “The King James Bible in North American Churches Today.” Cox tells the story of how the King James Bible has ceased to be the bible of choice among North American English speakers. The lecture includes a discussion of the democratization of the Bible through more accessible translations, as well as the consequences of the dethroning of the King James Version in North American churches. This presentation occurred on September 20, 2012 as the closing lecture of the Pepperdine University Libraries’ “Manifold Greatness” exhibition about the historic tome.

2013-04-18 06:19

In 1993, British social anthropologist Dr. Jonathan Webber began a collaboration with the photographer Chris Schwarz which became known as “Traces of Memory.” They documented existing traces of pre-World War II Jewish life in Poland, and the resulting photographs and …

2012-07-14 07:23

William Least Heat-Moon, of English, Irish and Osage ancestry, is one of America’s masters of travel writing. His three best selling books explore the “blue highways” of America, those little traveled county roads that lead to unexpected adventure and insight …

2012-07-14 07:13