Creation care author to speak at CU's KHIPP, chapel

Creation care author to speak at CU's KHIPP, chapel

Oct. 20, 2011
For Immediate Release

By Christina L. Kern, office assistant


 Jonathan Merritt

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.— Jonathan Merritt, faith and culture writer and author of “Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet,” will be the guest speaker at Campbellsville University’s Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) event, Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. in CU’s Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center, located at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville.

Merritt will also speak at Campbellsville University’s weekly chapel service Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The KHIPP event involves a discussion on “Why We Should Be Involved In Creation Care.”

Merritt is founder of the Southern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative, a national coalition of Christian leaders who care about the creation.

A faith and culture writer, he has over 200 articles published in outlets such as USA Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, BeliefNet, Christianity Today, The Huffington Post, and

His book, “Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet,” was called “a must-read for churchgoers” by Publisher’s Weekly.

As a respected Christian voice, Merritt has been interviewed by ABC World News, NPR, PBS’ Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, Politico, Fox News, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Merritt also serves as editor of

He holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and a Master of Theology from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Ga.

Merritt resides outside of Atlanta, Ga., where he serves as teaching pastor at Cross Pointe Church.

For more information about KHIPP, contact John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, at or 270-789-5520.

Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations. All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10) and on WLCU Radio 88.7 FM and are streamed live on the Internet. Go to, click on the WLCU tabs, and follow the prompts to live video streaming.

For more information, call the Office of Campus Ministries at 270-789-5227.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is

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