Noel Brooks Essay Contest Winner

Southwestern Christian University student Geordan Kanelopoulos was the winner of the inaugural Noel Brooks Essay Contest that was held in conjunction with the recent Noel Brooks Memorial Conference on Friday, March 30th, 2012. Geordan was invited to read his winning essay to the conference and was awarded a cash prize.

The goal of the conference, held in the North Hall Conference Center, is for each event to explore, in a sound scholarly manner, a variety of topics and modern challenges utilizing theology, history, doctrine, ethics, social, cultural and behavioral developments - all through a Christian perspective and based on the concept all truth is God's truth.

The event brings together individuals from diverse disciplines to address multidisciplinary topics by blending strong Christian Faith and Dynamic Spirit and the finest of Traditional Scholarship. The result will be to create effective and capable individuals emboldened to address the global challenges of being people of God in a post-modern world.

The Noel Brooks Essay Contest encourages students (high school and older) to address the issue of merging faith with learning to influence the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The 2012 theme was “Envisioning Faith and Learning in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities."

The Noel Brooks Essay Contest Theme for 2013 reflects the theme of the next Noel Brooks Memorial Conference, Transforming the World: Starting Places and Destinations. Winning essays will be invited to contribute their work to the conference publication of papers, The Noel Brooks Memorial Series.