'Clamoring for Change: Christianity as a Hindrance or an Aid to Social Change' lecture Oct. 30

Associate Professor Nave to present Luther College Religion Forum lecture October 30

Guy Nave, associate professor of religion, will present a Luther College Religion Forum Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

His lecture, titled "Clamoring for Change: Christianity as a Hindrance or an Aid to Social Change," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

In a world where it seems everyone is demanding change and every would-be leader is promising change, Nave will ask what exactly is change? He will discuss what people want when demanding and promising change and what if any contribution Christianity makes in bringing about change.

The forum promises an engaging and interactive conversation pondering implications of a concept that predominates much of the world's current social, political and religious rhetoric.           

Nave was educated in the public school system of Anderson, Indiana. After graduating from high school, he served six years in the United States Army in the Judge Advocate General Corp.

He received the Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Oral Roberts University, the Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and the Ph.D. in New Testament studies from Yale University.

Nave taught at Yale Divinity School and Hartford Theological Seminary, and is an ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He served 14 years as an associate minister at churches in Iowa, Connecticut and New Jersey, and three years as a chaplain at Trenton State Prison in Trenton, N.J. He joined the faculty at Luther in 2001.

Nave is the author of several articles and book chapters and he served as a New Testament Greek translator for the recently released 2011 Common English Bible, the newest English translation of the Bible. His commentary on the Gospel of Luke is published in the African American New Testament Commentary and his book, "The Role and Function of Repentance in Luke-Acts" has been called the standard scholarly work on repentance in the New Testament.

Guy Nave, associate professor of religion