Published August 30, 2018

Summit Faculty In The News–Fall 2018 Edition


North America

1. Bishop T.D. Jakes (2004, 2010, 2016, 2018) shared his thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s assassination.


2. Danielle Strickland (2016, 2018) just started a new initiative called, “The Women Speakers Collective,” preparing women called to speak, providing practice & platforms for women to get better, and profiling some of the best female communicators for Churches and Conferences.


3. Laszlo Bock (2017) launchd his new company, “Humu.” They are committed to help companies understand–and act on–what matters most, then drive behavioral change to build stronger, happier, more capable teams from the inside out, and bottom up.


4. Bryan Stevenson’s (2017) Equal Justice Initiative National Memorial for Peace and Justice was unveiled on April 26, 2018, standing as a sobering reminder of racial inequality in America, from slavery to segregation to mass incarceration.


5. Marcus Lemonis’ (2017) TV Show, “The Profit” just started airing it’s 6th season on CBNC. This season, Lemonis will continue to lend his expertise to struggling businesses in various industries across the country while using his famous People/Process/Product principle.


6. Sam Adeyemi (2015, 2017) Daystar founder graduated with a PhD from Regent University in May.


7. Sheryl Sandberg’s (2017) Commencement Speech to the MIT Grads in May has spread across news channels and internet platforms for the way she used her platform to speak out about the power of diversity.


8. Adam Grant (2016) recently launched a new podcast with TED called, “WorkLife with Adam Grant.” You spend a quarter of your life at work, so shouldn’t you enjoy it? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside some of the world’s most unusual workplaces to discover the keys to better work.


9. Erin Meyer (2016) was chosen by INSEAD as one of the top fifty women whose academics go beyond the boundaries of their disciplines, identifying areas in academic literature and business practice to answer some of the most pressing issues facing businesses today.


10. John Dickson (2011) is in a new Documentary Series called, “For The Love Project: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined,” a documentary in progress by the Centre for Public Christianity. This series confronts the worst of what Christians have done and also traces the origins of Western values like human rights, charity, humility, and non-violence back to the influence of Jesus.


11. Maggie Gobran (2011), often known as “Mama Maggie,” was the recipient of the Colson Award. This award is given to someone who demonstrates a commitment to the unshakable truths of a biblical worldview, as well as a willingness to act on biblical convictions, however risky or challenging it may be.


12. Jimmy Carter (2007) recently met with international activists at the Human Rights Defenders Forum to express his thoughts about the future of the Carter Center–and democracy itself. Carter spent nearly seven hours advocating repeatedly for the “equal treatment of all people” regardless of nationality, race, religion, or gender.

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