Lunch and Learn @ Acton University

June 18, 2014
Judge Andrew Napolitano:
"Do We Still Have a Constitution?"

June 19, 2014
Makoto Fujimura:
Film Screening of "The Golden Sea" and Q & A

June 20, 2014
Andy Crouch:
"The Common Good in Seven Words"

For more information, please email John Morton at or call 616.454.3080. Registration for these events is now CLOSED.

Event Date: 
June 18, 2014 - 12:00pm - June 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

DeVos Place
Exhibit Hall C; Grand Gallery
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Parking is available at DeVos Place. Rates are $1.25/half-hour; $12 maximum/day. Enter on Michigan Street next to the Grand River. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted for parking.

You're invited to enjoy lunch and a great lecture at Acton University 2014!

Join us from 12 noon to 1:45pm in Exhibit Hall C at DeVos Place for three outstanding speakers and timely topics on liberty, art and faith. Choose one or choose all three--the choice is yours! If you've ever wanted to experience Acton University, but didn't have the time or resources, these lunches are a perfect option.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014--Judge Andrew Napolitano: "Do We Still Have a Constitution?"

Judge Andrew Napolitano has served as Fox News’ Senior Judicial Analyst since 1998, broadcasting nationwide on the Fox News Channel throughout the day, Monday through Friday. He is nationally known for watching and reporting on the government as it takes liberty and property.

Judge Napolitano lectures nationally on the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, civil liberties in wartime, and human freedom. He has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications. His weekly newspaper column is seen by millions every week.

The Judge is the author of seven books on the U.S. Constitution, two of which have been New York Times best sellers. His most recent book is Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom.

Thursday, June 19, 2014--Makoto Fujimura: "The Golden Sea" and Q & A

Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. Fujimura’s work is exhibited at galleries around the world, including Dillon Gallery in New York, Sato Museum in Tokyo, The Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum, Bentley Gallery in Arizona, Gallery Exit and Oxford House at Taikoo Place in Hong Kong, and Vienna’s Belvedere Museum.

A popular speaker, he has lectured at numerous conferences, universities and museums, including the Aspen Institute, Yale and Princeton Universities, Sato Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum. Fujimura founded the International Arts Movement in 1992, a non-profit whose “Encounter” conferences have featured cultural catalysts such as Dr. Elaine Scarry, Dennis Donoghue, Billy Collins, Dana Gioia, Calvin DeWitt and Miroslav Volf.

Fujimura’s second book, Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture, is a collection of essays bringing together people of all backgrounds in a conversation and meditation on culture, art, and humanity. In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible, Crossway Publishing commissioned and published The Four Holy Gospels, featuring Fujimura’s illuminations of the sacred texts.

For more information on "The Golden Sea", please visit

Friday, June 20, 2014--Andy Crouch: "The Common Good in Seven Words"

Andy Crouch is the author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power, published in October 2013. His book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling won Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and was named one of the best books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly, Relevant, Outreach and Leadership. In December 2012 he became executive editor of Christianity Today, where he is also executive producer of This Is Our City, a multi-year project featuring documentary video, reporting, and essays about Christians seeking the flourishing of their cities.

Andy serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and Equitas Group, a philanthropic organization focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He is also a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute. His writing has appeared in Time, The Wall Street Journal, and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing. He lives with his family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz, and gospel, he has led musical worship for congregations of 5 to 20,000.