Chi Rho Lectures


Christ Centered Faith Renewal

The Chi Rho Lecture Series is an ecumenical annual academic lecture series hosted by Central Lutheran Church with participation and support from Bushnell University and many community donors and churches.  Each year a well-known scholar of Christianity is brought to Eugene to lead a weekend of study, dialogue, and theological reflection.

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2022 Lecture Information

The 2022 Chi Rho speaker will be Jonathan Homrighausen and Suzanne Moore on the topic: Illuminating Justice: How Art and Sacred Text Repair the World.


The Lectures will be at Central Lutheran Church

November 11 at 7pm: The Saint John's Bible and Tikkun Olam

November 12 at 10am: Huldah and the Power of the Book

November 12 at 7pm: "You Did Not Return to Me" (Amos 4:9)

November 13 at 9:45am: Word Made Flesh and Words Made Scroll

Our Speakers:

Jonathan Homrighausen teaches in Religious Studies at the College of William & Mary. He is author of Planting Letters and Weaving Lines: Calligraphy, The Song of Songs, and The Saint John’s Bible (2022) and Illuminating Justice: The Ethical Imagination of The Saint John’s Bible

(2018). He is currently writing Writing Esther, Then and Now, as his doctoral dissertation in Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament at Duke University.

Suzanne Moore is a painter, lettering artist and designer. Spanning 40 years, her manuscript books have presented subjects from the Cherokee
writing system to the story of Scheherazade. She melds traditional scribal techniques with contemporary aesthetics. Her work is exhibited
widely, and is held in private and public collections internationally. She created numerous illuminations and calligraphic treatments for The Saint John’s Bible.