You Are Invited: March 1 Event


Rome is called The Eternal City” and “Capital of the World.” A cosmopolitan center with more than 2.7 million residents, it is famous for its history, style, art, and cuisine; but have you ever thought of it as an object lesson?

On Thursday March 1, at 7:00pm we are privileged to have Leonardo Di Chirico, Ph.D., pastor of a center-city congregation in Rome (associated with Tim Keller’s Redeemer Church in New York) speaking about challenges and opportunities for gospel renewal in modern day Italy. You are invited to hear Leo explain how God’s people can transform our community, in the face of political, media, and cultural opposition, with the resources of Christ’s kingdom.

Since the Billy Graham Center Museum’s Rotunda has limited seating, please RSVP by sending an email to

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For the more theologically minded, Leonardo will deliver a lecture titled “Intellectual and Religious Ferment in Italy to 1542” on Tuesday, February 28, 7:00pm in Blanchard room 339. Leo will explore the letters written by John Calvin to Renée of France, which shed light on the religious issues of the day. Come hear why this exchange is significant for understanding the salient questions and concerns of the Protestant Reformation. All are welcome.

About the author

Chris Castaldo (PhD, London School of Theology) is the lead pastor at New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of Talking with Catholics about the Gospel and coauthor of The Unfinished Reformation.