In the early 1990s, Sword & Spoon founder John Kingston was among a group at Harvard University who observed that universities had stopped addressing the most important questions of life: “What does it mean to be human? Why is there evil and suffering? Is there any meaning in death?” John helped these students, faculty, and ministers launch The Veritas Forum, which gathers leading thinkers and students at colleges around the world to discuss life’s hardest questions, as well as faith in their lives and on campus. John proudly serves on the Veritas Forum Board of Directors.
To celebrate 20 years of connecting truth to culture, and to envision the next 20, Sword & Spoon and the Kingstons helped host a spectacular anniversary gala at the Boston Public Library. The event featured father/son keynote speakers Tim and Michael Keller, and special recognition of fellow Veritas Forum founder Kelly Monroe Kullberg, who was presented with a portrait by painter and Gordon College Professor Bruce Herman, who is also one of the founding partners of the Ottauquechee Farm Artist Colony.
The gala launched a weekend of anniversary festivities, which was capped off by Veritas Vespers, a jazz dessert reception hosted by Sword & Spoon. What better way to reflect on the celebration of the past and plans for the future than fellowship set to the soulful sounds of jazz!