Whitworth Welcomes Journalist and Author Katelyn Beaty - Nov 10

Thursday, November 10, 2022

The Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning and the Whitworth Office of Church Engagement invite the public to attend a lecture given by award-winning journalist and author Katelyn Beaty on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. 

Beaty’s discussion, titled “Rediscovering Ordinary Faithfulness in a Celebrity-Obsessed Age,” will focus on why Americans put celebrities on pedestals and the role we each must play in pursuing ordinary faithfulness away from the stage and screen.

Beaty is the author of the newly released Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits are Hurting the Church. Publishers Weekly calls the book “a must-read for anyone invested in the fate of evangelicalism” and states, “Katelyn Beaty offers a renewed vision of ordinary faithfulness, helping us all keep fame in its proper place.”

“Beaty’s book is an incisive and theologically rich page-turner,” says Weyerhaeuser Center Director David Henreckson. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to hear her perspective on the problem of celebrity culture in the church.”

Beaty has written for The New York TimesThe New YorkerThe Washington Post, Religion News Service, Religion & Politics, and The Atlantic and has commented on faith and culture for CNN, ABC, National Public Radio, the Associated Press, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. She is co-host of the Saved by the City podcast (Religion News Service) and previously served as print managing editor at Christianity Today

This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about Katelyn Beaty, click here

About Whitworth University:

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 2,500 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.