Sept. 4, 2009
John Campbell-Nelson, a former Morningside College student, will speak on “Why the Rest of the World Matters: A Morningsider’s View from Indonesia” during a presentation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the UPS Auditorium in Morningside College’s Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Campbell-Nelson serves with the Evangelical Christian Church of West Timor, Indonesia. His job is to help facilitate leadership development with a variety of religious institutions in Indonesia.
For eight weeks, Campbell-Nelson is on temporary leave from his work in Indonesia and will be speaking at local churches. He will be discussing his experiences and work in Indonesia, Christian-Muslim issues and democratization in Indonesia.
Originally from Spencer, Iowa, Campbell-Nelson graduated from Morningside College in 1972 with his bachelor’s degree is religion, psychology and English. He received a master’s degree in religion in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Christian interpreting/preaching in 1982 from Southern California School of Theology.
In addition to his presentation the evening of Sept. 8, Campbell-Nelson will be visiting Morningside classes and will be making remarks at an informal luncheon in the college’s Hickman Dining room at noon on Sept. 8.