Speakers' Biographies

 
J. Budziszewski (Ph.D. Yale) is Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin, where he teaches ethical and political theory. A specialist on the natural law that St. Paul said is "written on the heart," he is especially interested in the suppression of moral knowledge -- what happens when we tell ourselves that we don't know what we really do. Author of ten academic books including The Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction, What We Can't Not Know: A Guide, and Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law, he has also written three books for students, including How to Stay Christian in College. Dr. Budziszewski also composes a popular online column for students called "Office Hours." More information may be found at his website. His topic for the Christ and Culture Seminar: "Incarnate, Enculturated: How We and Niebuhr Miss the Point about Christ and Culture."
  
Kelly M. Kapic
(Ph.D. King's College, University of London) is Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College. He is the author and co-editor of four books, including Communion with God: The Divine and Human in the Theology of John Owen (Baker Academic), The Devoted Life: An Invitation to the Puritan Classics (IVP), and Overcoming Sin and Temptation: Three Classic Works by John Owen (Crossway). Dr. Kapic's contributions have appeared in a variety of theological journals and theological dictionaries. His topic for the Christ and Culture Seminar: "Render to Caesar...Render to God."
   
 
Wilfred M. McClay 
(Ph.D. Johns Hopkins) is the SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he is also Professor of History. He is Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.; Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington; Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum; and a member of the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is author of (among other works) The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America (University of North Carolina Press, 1994), which won the 1995 Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians for the best book in American intellectual history published in the years 1993 and 1994. He serves on the editorial boards of First Things, Wilson Quarterly, Society, and The New Atlantis, and is a frequent contributor to a wide variety of both scholarly and general-interest publications. Dr. McClay is currently at work on a biographical study of the American sociologist David Riesman and is editing two collections of essays, including a collection of his own essays entitled Pieces of a Dream: Historical and Critical Essays. His topic for the Christ and Culture Seminar: "The Almost-Chosen Babylon: America in the Thought of Richard John Neuhaus."
   
T.M. Moore (M.Div, M.C.E. Reformed Theological Seminary) is Dean of the Centurions Program of the Wilberforce Forum and Principal of the Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He is the author or editor of twenty books and has contributed chapters to four others. His essays, reviews, articles, papers, and poetry have appeared in dozens of national and international journals, and on a wide range of websites.

T.M. is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, and works with pastors and other men in ministry to improve their spiritual lives and ministry skills. He has served in a variety of ministry roles over the past thirty years, including campus ministry, church planter, associate and senior pastor, seminary instructor and president, writer, editor, and consultant. He is well known as a conference and workshop leader in the areas of church and leadership development, Biblical worldview, and the Christian's role in culture and society. He and his wife and editor, Susie, make their home in Hamilton, Virginia. T.M. can be reached at nacurragh@aol.com. His topic for the Christ and Culture Seminar: "Culture Matters: Advancing the Kingdom on the Front Lines of the Culture."