Ockenga Honors Lodge
Located on the northwest border of campus, the Ockenga Honors Lodge is designated as a space for Honors Scholars to study and spend time together. Here, Honors Scholars have the opportunity to interact with special guests of the University in an informal setting.
The Honors Lodge has a main meeting room, a library, a kitchen, and the graduate assistant apartment, from which the Honors Guild graduate assistant oversees day-to-day operations and assists the Moeschbergers in their initiatives.
Who is Ockenga?
Harold John Ockenga was a major evangelical leader in America during the 20th century. Ockenga graduated from Taylor in 1926 and enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he studied for two years before following J. Gresham Machen to Westminster Theological Seminary.
Beginning in 1936, Ockenga served as pastor of Park Street Congregational Church in Boston for more than 30 years. He played a major role in the 1942 creation of the National Association of Evangelicals and held a variety of leadership positions at Christian institutions and organizations. He collaborated with Billy Graham to establish Christianity Today and eventually left Park Street Church to lead Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Ockenga stepped into leadership at a time when Christianity in America was splitting between fundamentalism and liberalism. Ockenga held to fundamental biblical concerns while directing conservative Christianity away from anti-cultural and anti-intellectual tendencies.