Innovator's Auditorium (BUSB 132) at California Baptist University - 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504 - February 19 (10:00am-11:50am) & February 20, 2014 (11:00am-12:20pm)
Christ & Culture 2014
Rebecca Ver Straten-McSparran
Director of the Film Studies Center, Los Angeles
California Baptist University is pleased to announce the 2014 Christ & Culture Lecture. This year’s guest speaker will be Rebecca Ver Straten-McSparran, Director of the Los Angeles Film Studies Center for the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. She actively mentors youth and young adults ranging from gang members to countercultural artists and Christian college film students and alumni.
In addition to working with artists and churches in Los Angeles for decades, she is completing her PhD. in philosophical theology from Kings College, London, England. She has presented lectures on faith, film and science for the American Scientific Affiliation and on the “dark side of beauty” for the Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry, organized by The Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Through her work in the Los Angeles area, Rebecca is widely seen as a key Christian missionary and a central connection for Christians in Hollywood. Because of this, we are delighted to have Rebecca present this year’s Christ and Culture Lecture.