Making the Most of Life’s Transitions

In life we have moments in time in which we have an opportunity before us to make a change or to respond to a situation. According to Michael Lindsay, president of Gordon College, what follows these instances will depend intrinsically on the decisions we make and the actions we take. These are what he calls “hinge moments”―opportunities to open (or close) doors to various pathways of our lives. Lindsay will share faith-based stories of success and failure from his new book Hinge Moments.

Dr. D. Michael Lindsay

Gordon College President D. Michael Lindsay is an award-winning sociologist and educator who is an expert on religion, culture and leadership. Since his inauguration as president of Gordon College in 2011, Dr. Lindsay has introduced several successful leadership mentoring initiatives and expanded the College's global outreach. Previously, he directed the Program for the Study of Leadership at Rice University, where he served on the faculty. He serves on the board of Christianity Today. View from the Top, Dr. Lindsay's second book, is to be released in May 2014. It reports the findings of his 10-year Platinum Study, the largest-ever interview-based study of leaders. His Pulitzer-nominated first book, Faith in the Halls of Power, was listed in Publishers Weekly's "Best Books of 2007." The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN and hundreds of other media outlets have reported on his work. His research has been funded through fellowships awarded by the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Academy of Education and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Lindsay graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University, and holds graduate degrees in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and Wycliffe Hall at Oxford. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University.