The Believe Me book tour took me to the University of Southern California (USC) on Tuesday. In this case, the tour doubled as the inaugural Jack Crossley Lecture on Ethics and Religion at USC. Crossley, who I had a chance to meet over dinner (he regaled me with stories about his experiences as a student at Princeton Theological Seminary in the early 1950s), was a longtime religion professor at USC. One of his former students endowed the lecture.
Thanks to Cavan Concannon of the USC School of Religion for the invitation and for the School of Religion and USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture for sponsoring the event. In addition to Cavan, I want to thank Lisa Bitel, Lynn Swartz Dodd, Rongdao Lai, Jessica Marglin, Lori Meeks, Diane Winston, and Arjun Nair for their wonderful hospitality during the day. It was also great to finally meet longtime TWOILH supporter Ron Schooler and his wife Nathana. Thanks for coming!
Stay tuned for more information on our next stop on the tour!