Workshops and Lectures
Lectures are held in the Bartlett Pastoral Center at 7:30 p.m. They are free and open to the public.
From Atheist to Catholic: The Apologetics of Imagination
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Dr. Holly Ordway, professor of English at Houston Baptist University and a convert to the faith, will discuss her journey from atheism to Catholicism.
Dr. Ordway once thought she was “not God’s type” -- an atheist professor hostile to Christianity -- but she discovered that following the truth led her on an unexpected journey. In this talk, she shares her journey of faith from atheism, to becoming a Protestant, to encountering the fullness of the truth in the Catholic Church. In particular, she discusses how the imagination, working through stories and poetry, played a crucial role in her conversion to Christianity as well as her later reconciliation with the Church. Her story shows what it’s like to move from outside the Faith to inside, and provides encouragement and insights for those who are involved in apologetics, evangelization, preaching, and teaching.
She is the author of Not God's Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms (Ignatius Press, 2014).