Rev. Dr. Dudley Riggle Noted as one of Carthage’s “most treasured faculty,” the Reverend Dr. Dudley Riggle, professor emeritus of religion, served Carthage College from 1961 to 1998. Rev. Riggle began his time at Carthage as campus pastor from 1961 through 1980, and then became a professor of religion and later served as department chair. In 2016, Rev. Riggle was honored with the Carthage Flame award, the College’s highest honor given during commencement ceremonies. 

Rev. Riggle has remained an active member of the Carthage community. Below you can watch video recordings of previous lectures he’s led for the College. 


Living with Losses and Living with Hope

In 2011, Rev. Riggle gave a lecture entitled “Living With Our Losses and Living With Hope.” This lecture was given and recorded during an Alumni College gathering and has been shared via DVD with members of the Carthage community who experience loss. We are so pleased now to be able to share it with you in this digital format that is suitable for sharing.

We are also grateful that Rev. Riggle has added a new introduction to his message that addresses the many challenges and trials we have all experienced during 2020.

May this video and his timeless message be a source of peace and comfort for those who are grieving.

Grace: Living by Grace and Living with Grace

The Reverend Dudley Riggle led a session on grace during the 2022 Alumni College and Reunion Weekend. The session was a time to reflect on the conviction that grace — divine grace and human grace — is our hope for life here, life together, and life hereafter.

Watch the recorded session


The Reverend Dudley Riggle led a session titled “Lifelines” during the 2022 Alumni College and Reunion Weekend. Using lines from the Bible to Broadway and stories from life and literature, attendees reflected on the convictions those lines express and how those convictions are life-saving and life-enriching

Watch the recorded session