Ralph Winter, producer of the first three “X-Men” movies, will speak at chapel Feb. 27 in the Van Dyne Gym, and again during a formal lecture Feb. 28 in the Innovator’s Auditorium as part of the “Christ and Culture” event.
Winter will speak Wednesday at both 10 and 11 a.m. chapel sessions in the gym, and on Thursday he will go into more detail in the lecture.
The event seeks to give students and faculty insight on how to apply Christ to their chosen profession. Winter was selected as the guest speaker because of his success in incorporating Christ into his field of work.
“His notoriety certainly demonstrates his skill as a producer,” said Dr. Todd Bates, associate professor of philosophy at California Baptist University, in regards to why Winter was asked to speak.
The attributes desired in the guest speaker for this event are that he is a practicing Christian who “demonstrates excellence in his craft for God’s glory,” Bates said.
Winter has produced many successful films, including the “X-Men” series, “Fantastic Four” and “Planet of the Apes.” He is a well-known film producer as well as an open follower of Christ.
The “Christ and Culture” event has gone on for six years, and has brought with it some excellent speakers who have provided valuable information. However, Bates expressed his desire for more students to come and take advantage of the resources available to them.
In the lecture, there will also be a panel of faculty members who specialize in areas ranging from architecture to Christian history.
The purpose of this is for them to take Winter’s ideas and demonstrate how to apply those thoughts to a specific discipline.
CBU students, faculty and staff members are invited to attend the chapel services and lectures.