Talks by Clinton’s pastor continue WFU’s 2000-2001 Year of Ethics and Honor event series

The Rev. J. Philip Wogaman, senior pastor at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., will speak at Wake Forest University Jan. 23-24. His visit is part of the university’s 2000-2001 Year of Ethics and Honor event series.

Wogaman is probably best known for being the pastor to President Bill Clinton’s family. He wrote about the moral issues surrounding Clinton’s impeachment in his 1999 book, “The Eye of the Storm: A Pastor to the President Speaks Out.”

Wogaman is a former dean and professor of Christian ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary. The author of numerous books and other writings, he is internationally recognized as a Christian theologian and preacher. His books include, “Christian Perspectives on Politics” and “Social Ministry: An Urgent Agenda for Pastors and Churches.”

During his visit, Wogaman will speak about Christian ethics in contemporary American society during three different programs. All of these events are free and open to the public.

On Jan. 23, Wogaman will visit the Wake Forest Divinity School. He will preach in Davis Chapel at 11 a.m., and lecture at 6:30 p.m. in Wingate Hall.

On Jan. 24, Wogaman will give a lecture titled, “Goodness and Honor: Theological Considerations,” at 4 p.m. in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium.

The Year of Ethics and Honor is the fifth theme year celebrated at Wake Forest. Previously, the university has celebrated Science and Technology: the Next Millennium 1999-00), the Year of Globalization and Diversity (1998-99), the Year of Religion (1997-98) and the Year of the Arts (1996-97).

Other upcoming speakers visiting the university for the Ethics and Honor series include Mary Anne Glendon of Harvard Law School and John Feinstein of NPR.

For more information about Year of Ethics and Honor events and a complete calendar, visit the Web site,

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