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Discover initiatives from four continents on ways to think Christianly about academic debates, scholarly research and writing.

You will find:

  • Interviews with leaders about their vision, what worked and what did not, and practicalities and advice for starting initiatives
  • Programs - topics, speakers, and sometimes in-depth abstracts and links to papers and videos

 


 

Developing a Christian Mind Conferences (University of Oxford)

Interview: Donald Hay on Developing a Christian Mind Conferences#

An interview with Donald Hay, former Oxford University economist and pro-Vice Chancellor, and a founder of the Discovering a Christian Mind conferences at Oxford for graduate students and faculty.


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Presenter: Donald Hay

Date:

Event Topic: Discovering a Christian Mind

Place: University of Oxford

Language: English

DCM Oxford Social Sciences March 2018#

This is the social science stream within the DCM Oxford conference, March 2018.

Topics included:

What Does It mean to Be Human?  How Should Societies Be Structured? How Should We Situate Our Christian Worldview within a Pluralistic Society?

There were two major subthemes:

1. The Social Sciences and the Christian World View

  • Social Scientific and Christian Understandings of Human Beings in Society
  • Social Ethics in the Social Sciences: Theological and Secular Approaches 
  • Religion, Politics, and Pluralism
  • Rawlsian Public Reason and Religious Responses
  • The Challenges of Graduate Study in the Social Sciences

2. Trust:

  • Lack of Trust in Social Institutions of All Kinds Is a Common Theme in the Media
  • How Can Trust Be Restored Once It Has Been Lost?
  • Theological Responses to the Loss of Trust in Communities and How It Can Be Rebuilt  

Reading suggestions and short bibliographies on the topics of:

  • Christian and Social Scientific Understandings of Human Beings in Society
  • Christian Theological Traditions and Political Life
  • Social Ethics: Theological and Secular Approaches, and the Basis for Social and Economic Policy
  • Epistemology, Science and Hermeneutics in the Social Sciences: How Do You Do ‘Good’ Social Science?

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Presenter: Ard Louis and colleagues

Date:

Event Organizer: Senior convener: Donald Hay (Economics, Jesus College)

Event Topic: Developing a Christian Mind: Seeking Wisdom

Participants: University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes postgraduates, postdocs, and academic staff

Place: Oxford

Language: English

DCM Oxford Philosophy and Theology March 2018#

This is the philosophy and theology stream within the DCM Oxford conference, March 2018.

Topics included:

  • How Our Academic and Devotional Lives Can Inform and Even Strengthen Each Other
  • Bridging Divides: What Augustine Has Taught me about Practicing Theology in the Saeculum
  • The Way of Humility: Loving, Learning and Life
  • Weaknesses of Will: Some Philosophical Reflections on St Paul’s ‘Body of Death’

    


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Presenter: Ard Louis and colleagues

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Event Organizer: Developing a Christian Mind, University of Oxford

Event Topic: Developing a Christian Mind: Seeking Wisdom

Participants: University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes postgraduates, postdocs, and academic staff

Place: Oxford University

Language: English

DCM Oxford Natural Sciences March 2018#

This is the natural sciences stream within the DCM Oxford conference, March 2018.

Topics included:

  • How Can Postgraduates, Postdocs, and Academics at the University of Oxford Approach the Natural Sciences as Christians?
  • What Does It Mean to Respond to a Christian Vocation and to Honour God in University Life?

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Event Organizer: Ard Louis, Developing a Christian Mind, University of Oxford

Event Topic: Developing a Christian Mind: Seeking Wisdom

Participants: University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes postgraduates, postdocs, and academic staff

Place: Oxford

Language: English

DCM Oxford Medical Sciences March 2018#

This is the medical sciences stream within the DCM Oxford conference, March 2018.

Topics included:

  • How Can Postgraduates, Postdocs, and Academics at the University of Oxford Approach the Medical and Natural Sciences as Christians?
  • Conveners Reflect on the Pilgrimages Following Christ that They Have Been on, Maintaining a Gaze Fixed on Christ, and Intelligence Fired by Christ
  • The Gospel’s Illumination in Medical Science – Our Pilgrimage in Personalised, Precision Medicine
  • Vocation and Humility in the Medical and Natural Sciences

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Presenter: Ard Louis and colleagues

Date:

Event Organizer: Developing a Christian Mind, University of Oxford

Event Topic: Developing a Christian Mind: Seeking Wisdom

Participants: University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes postgraduates, postdocs, and academic staff

Place: Oxford

Language: English

DCM Oxford Humanities March 2018#

This is the humanities stream within the DCM Oxford conference, March 2018.

Topics included:

  • What Does It Mean to Be a “Christian Academic”?
  • Music, Religion, and Reflexivity in Academia: Confessions of an Ethnodoxologist Turned Ethnomusicologist
  • The Faithinformed Scholarly Life and the Challenges and Blessings It Presents
  • History and the Holy Spirit; or Being a Thinking Christian on the Edge of Epistemology
  • In Pursuit of Foolishness? Reflections on 1 Corinthians 1:27
  • Sharing of Poetry and Prose Selections: What Keeps You Inspired through the Challenges of this Academic Life? Or Indeed, What Re-inspires You When It Knocks You Down?

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Presenter: Ard Louis and colleagues

Date:

Event Organizer: Developing a Christian Mind, University of Oxford

Event Topic: Developing a Christian Mind: Humanities Stream

Participants: University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes postgraduates, postdocs, and academic staff

Place: Oxford

Language: English

DCM Oxford January 2018#

The programme for a two-day retreat at the University of Oxford on developing a Christian Mind. Topics included:

  • The Discipleship of the Mind: Reflections on Integrating Faith and Scholarship
  • The Doctrine of Creation and the Science of Nature
  • The Calling of Christian Postgrad Students and Academics 
  • What Does It Mean to Be Human?
  • Panel Discussion: Faith and Scholarship
  • Christian History in a Fallen World
  • Looking to the Future: Christian Living and Scholarship in Light of the World to Come
  • Devotional Reflection on Faith and the Academic Life

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Presenter: Ard Louis and colleagues

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Event Organizer: Developing a Christian Mind, University of Oxford

Event Topic: CHRISTIANITY & THE LIFE OF THE MIND: AN INTRODUCTION

Participants: University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes postgraduates, postdocs, and academic staff

Place: Oxford

Language: English

Draft Workshops (Simeon Network, Australia)

Interview: Lewis Jones on Draft Workshops#

Lewis Jones describes how Thinking Truth Together, later renamed Draft, emerged as a conference to bring academics and graduate students together with the vision of stimulating the interplay of their faith and scholarship. Lewis speaks of the first steps, things that worked and didn’t work, how the program evolved, and what practical advice he has to offer others to follow this successful initiative.


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Presenter: Lewis Jones

Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Draft

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Place: Brisbane

Language: English

Thinking Truth Together 2016#

The one day program for a faculty and graduate student workshop where participants gave very brief presentations and Christian reflections on scholarly topics.


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Presenter: Lewis Jones and colleagues

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Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Thinking Truth Together

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Place: Sydney

Language: English

Draft 2017#

The one day program for a faculty and graduate student workshop where participants gave very brief presentations and Christian reflections on scholarly topics.


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Presenter: Lewis Jones and colleagues

Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Draft

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Place: Sydney

Language: English

Intensive Summer Study (New Delhi, India)

Interview: Samuel Vaiphei on Intensive Summer Study#

Terry Halliday interviews Samuel Vaiphei about the founding and development of Intensive Summer Study Conferences in New Delhi. Organized for recent graduates from university, and including some faculty, the conferences have now been running for many years, using different formats, and tackling a variety of topics. Samuel describes how the conferences have evolved, the topics, and varieties of teaching methods that have been tried to deepen faith, to think Christianly about major issues confronting India and the world, and to learn skills of analysis, debate and writing.


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Presenter: Samuel Vaiphei

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Event Organizer: The North Delhi Evangelical Graduates Fellowship (EGF) and Inter-Collegiate Evangelical Union (ICEU)

Participants: Recent graduates of Indian universities

Place: New Delhi

Language: English

Intensive Summer Study 2017#

Topic themes in the two week retreat:

Week 1

  • On How to Read the Bible & the Gospel
  • Contemporary Challenges
  • The Message of Holiness
  • Eschatology & the Question of the Rapture
  • Smart Hard­Work for Deep Results
  • On Being Decisive

Week 2

  • Jubilee Course in Public Policy
  • Exclusion & Embrace
  • What's Going on in the World? How Can You Join Them and Be God's Co­-creators.
  • Moral Corruption and Climate Change
  • Sociology & Psychology of Evil- Individual & Systemic
  • Ethnic Conflict: A Pastoral Response
  • The Rise and Fall of Nations: Explorations in International Relations & Global Economy with a Biblical Critique
  • Science & Religion: Some Truths and Lies in Social Media
  • Technology & The Human

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Event Organizer: The North Delhi Evangelical Graduates Fellowship (EGF)

Participants: Recent graduates of Indian universities

Place: New Delhi

Language: English

Intensive Summer Study 2016#

Description of Bible studies on:

  • Acts
  • Galatians
  • Gospel of Matthew
  • Book of Proverbs

List of presentations on books:

  • Midnight Furies-Nisid Hajari
  • On Violence- Hannah Arendt.
  • Battles Half-Won: An Improbable Democracy - Ashutosh Varshney.
  • Great Game East: India, China and the Struggle for Asia's Most Volatile Frontier
  • Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization- Parag Khanna
  • Revenge of Geography- Robert Kaplan
  • True Scientist, True Faith: RJ Berry
  • Blood Oil: Leif Wenar
  • Political Order and Political Decay: Francis Fukuyama

 

 

 


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Presenter: Samuel Vaiphei and colleagues

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Event Organizer: The North Delhi Evangelical Graduates Fellowship (EGF) and Inter-Collegiate Evangelical Union (ICEU)

Participants: Recent graduates of Indian universities

Place: New Delhi

Language: English

Intensive Summer Study 2015#

Description of the syllabus for an intensive two-week conference. Topics included:

  1. The Genesis of All Things
  2. Theories of Human Nature
  3. Sociological Theories of the Origin of Religions
  4. Ideology and its Formation
  5. Gospel Confronts Structural Sin
  6. Sociology and Psychology of Violence & Ethnic Conflicts
  7. Is It Ok for a Christian to be a Patriot?
  8. Culture of Creativity
  9. Creativity, Innovation & Lateral Thinking
  10. Bringing about Creativity & Innovation in One’s Personal Work and Group Settings
  11. Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought from Kepler to Einstein & Pioneers of IT Revolution
  12. A Study on The Sources of Economic Genius
  13. The Art of Developing & Maintaining Indispensable Relationships
  14. Skeptics of Climate Change
  15. Systems Thinking
  16. Sustainable Development Goals & the Indian Government
  17. Creativity & Innovation: Towards a Sustainable Society

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Event Organizer: The North Delhi Evangelical Graduates Fellowship (EGF) and Inter-Collegiate Evangelical Union (ICEU)

Event Topic: Foundations for Christian Leadership in a Secular World

Participants: Recent graduates of Indian universities

Place: Manali Himachal Pradesh

Language: English

Delhi Intensive Summer Study 2014#

A report on the intensive, 6-week, study program in New Delhi, India, for recent graduates from university. The report describes:

  • Instructors
  • Highlights
  • Books studied
  • Reflections by the leader on the 2013 Summer Study experience

Topics included:

  • Various brands of Christian belief
  • The Jesus we never knew
  • A theological assessment of law, power and the state
  • Speaking truth to power
  • Social movements in India
  • India’s predatory growth and its implication for the environment
  • Money and international politics

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Presenter: Samuel Vaiphei and colleagues

Date:

Event Organizer: The North Delhi Evangelical Graduates Fellowship (EGF) and Inter-Collegiate Evangelical Union (ICEU)

Event Topic: Intensive Summer Study 2014

Participants: Recent graduates of Indian universities

Place: New Delhi

Language: English

Intensive Summer Study 2014 Extra Sessions#

Descriptions of conference topics, including:

  • Jesus & His Mission
  • Reading & Interpreting Scripture
  • Christian Understanding  of Power, Accountability & Authority
  • Social Movements : Theory, Praxis & Theological Assessment
  • Biblical Concerns on the Environmental Costs of India’s Predatory Growth
  • Jesus & Money
  • The Doctrine of Trinity: Historical Sketch and Contemporary Relevance

 


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Presenter: Samuel Vaiphei and colleagues

Date:

Event Organizer: The North Delhi Evangelical Graduates Fellowship (EGF)

Participants: Recent graduates of Indian universities

Place: New Delhi

Language: English

Delhi Intensive Summer Study 2013#

A report on the intensive, 6-week, study program in New Delhi, India, for recent graduates from university. The report describes:

  • Instructors
  • Highlights
  • Books studied
  • Reflections by the leader on the 2013 Summer Study experience

Topics included

  • Black Money Laundering
  • International Trade Negotiations
  • Climate Change
  • The Art of Interpreting Scriptures
  • Empire
  • Leaders, Statesmen and Thinkers
  • Living in a Postmodern, Postcolonial, Post–everything World
  • Environment
  • Power of Prayer

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Presenter: Samuel Vaiphei and colleagues

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Event Organizer: The North Delhi Evangelical Graduates Fellowship (EGF) and Inter-Collegiate Evangelical Union (ICEU)

Event Topic: Intensive Summer Study 2013

Participants: Recent graduates of Indian universities

Place: New Delhi

Language: English

Intensive Summer Study 2013#

Description of Summer School Topics:

Setting the Foundations

1. The Art of Reading & Interpreting Scriptures

2. What is the Gospel?

Jesus the Messiah

1. Jesus: A Theography

2. Impact of Jesus on World History

The World & Leadership

1. Decolonization & The Leaders Who Made Asia

2. The Man/Woman of God

Contemporary Concerns

1. Basic Concepts in Globalization & Postcolonial Theory for the Asian Christian

2. Strategic Games & Group Competition – I

Christian Living in the 21st Century

1a. Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit

1b. The Meaning & Art of Intercessory Prayer

2.  Developing Christian Character: Holy Living in Fallen World

Independent Study Topics:

1. Technology & Religion

2. Brief History of Western & Eastern Atheism

3. Envisioning 21st Century Postmodern Church

4. Human Rights & Human Dignity

5. A Fresh Look at Problem of Evil

6. Secularism, Multiculturalism & Clash of Religions

7. Bioethics

8. Economy & Culture/Religion

9. Science & Religion

10. Women & Pastoral Leadership

11. Understanding Poverty & Deprivation

12. Comparative Religions: Islam & Hinduism


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Presenter: Samuel Vaiphei and colleagues

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Event Organizer: The North Delhi Evangelical Graduates Fellowship (EGF)

Participants: Recent graduates of Indian universities

Place: New Delhi

Language: English

Intensive Summer Study 2012#

The overview of an 8 week conference, including readings of:

  1. Jesus ManifestoLeonard Sweet
  2. Naming the ElephantJames W. Sire
  3. Summoned To Lead – Leonard Sweet
  4. The Call Os Guiness
  5. Drawing Near To God John White
  6. Gods That Fail Vinoth Ramachandra
  7. The Message of Mission Vinoth Ramachandra & Howard Peskett
  8. The Justice of God – James DG Dunn
  9. Subversive Christianity Brian J. Walsh

Movie Screenings/Video Lectures


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Presenter: Samuel Vaiphei and colleagues

Event Organizer: The North Delhi Evangelical Graduates Fellowship (EGF) and Inter-Collegiate Evangelical Union (ICEU)

Participants: Recent graduates of Indian universities

Place: New Delhi

Language: English

Passion Talks (Stanford University)

Passion Talks: Stanford Model#

Summary: Handout on the concept and experiences of Passion Talks at Stanford University and Northern California universities.


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Presenter: Wendy Quay Honeycutt

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Event Organizer: Graduate and Faculty Ministries, National Conference, Us InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Event Topic: Salt and Light: Engaging the University in Presence and Conversation

Participants: US InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministry Staff

Place: Mundelein, Illinois

Language: English

Passion Talks: Discussion Session with Wendy Quay Honeycutt#

The transcript of a discussion session where InterVarsity staff question Wendy Quay Honeycutt about her experiences and the practicalities of doing Passion Talks.


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Presenter: Wendy Quay Honeycutt

Date:

Event Organizer: Graduate and Faculty Ministries, National Conference, US InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Event Topic: Workshop on Passion Talks, Annual Conference, Salt and Light: Engaging the University in Presence and Conversation

Participants: US InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministry Staff

Place: Mundelein, Illinois

Language: English

Where is God in My Work? Developing a Passion Talk#

This is a worksheet for workshops on developing and practicing Passion talks. The session covers the topic of:

      I.  Elements of a passion talk
     II.  Brainstorming your passion talk
    III.  Reflection and Feedback
    IV.  Putting it all together
     V.  Visuals and Illustrations


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Presenter: Wendy Quay Honeycutt

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Event Organizer: 10th Annual Boston Faculty Fellowship Retreat

Event Topic: Boston Faculty Retreat: "What's Your God-Given Passion?"

Participants: Faculty from Boston universities, including Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Tufts and Brandeis

Place: Toah Nipi Retreat Center, New Hampshire

Language: English

Publish Workshops (Simeon Network, Australia)

Interview: Lewis Jones on Publish Workshops#

Terry Halliday interviews with Lewis Jones, director of Australia’s Simeon Network (AFES), about the Publish workshops for academics and graduate students in Australia. Lewis describes the mission of Publish, its programs and challenges. He offers practical advice on how to build similar workshops in other settings.


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Presenter: Lewis Jones

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Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Publish Workshops

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Place: Sydney

Language: English

Preparation for PUBLISH #

This memo tells participants that The goal of the journal writing workshop is to assemble a journal article. To do so they need to have:

  • figured out the main contribution to the literature
  • read the key literature for your article
  • completed all of your data analysis or thematic or content analysis
  • arranged with a colleague in a similar area to be a close reviewer plus some practicalities.

 


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Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Publish Workshops

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Place: Sydney

Language: English

Agenda for PUBLISH#

This program from a Publish Workshop sets out key topical areas covered during the workshop:

  • Concept planning and the original contribution of the article
  • Outlines of the argument and how to target journals
  • How to incorporate figures and tables
  • The article introduction, key leading references, and the article conclusion
  • The abstract and title 
  • Authorship/acknowledgements
  • What to do with the completed draft article 

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Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Publish Workshops

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Place: Sydney

Language: English

Attendee Orientation Letter for PUBLISH#

The letter informs participants that they need to be in attendance all three days of the workshop for all of the days.

Participants must prepare by:

  • Choosing a topic for their papers
  • Assembling references
  • Finding a writing “buddy” to give quick feedback

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Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Publish Workshops

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Place: Sydney

Language: English

Redemption of Reason Conferences (University of Chicago)

Interview: John Mulholland on Redemption of Reason Conferences#

An interview with John Mulholland, organizer of annual conferences on the Redemption of Reason, which took place at the University of Chicago, 2005-2008.


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Presenter: John Mulholland

Date:

Event Topic: Interview, John Mulholland

Place: Hyde Park, Chicago

Language: English

Social Justice and Human Rights - 2008-2009#

A conference that engaged human rights through the Christian lens of love and justice. Scholar-specialists and practitioners confronted rights issues in the US, including African American slavery and US mass incarceration, and initiatives for restorative justice in the US, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and South Africa.

The conference included:

Documentary Screening: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North  

Tom DeWolf, on his book, Inheriting the Trade.

Cathleen Kaveny (Notre Dame Law School, now Boston College Law School)

Randolph Stone (The University of Chicago Law School)

Michael Perry (Emory University Law School)

Jeanne Ward (Kenya, consultant on violence against women for the UN & other groups)

Neha Gill (Executive Director, Apna Ghar, a support services for immigrants, especially women and children, in the Chicago area)

Dinner Panel Discussion:  Social justice and human rights ministries

Neha Gill, Jeanne Ward, Michael Perry and Nicholas Wolterstorff 

Nicholas Wolterstorff (Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University)

“Love and Justice”

Video Screening: a documentary based on the book As We Forgive

See also:

Conference resources collected by John Mulholland on Restorative Justice and links to contributor materials.


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Presenter: John Mulholland

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Event Organizer: John Mulholland

Event Topic: Redemption of Reason

Participants: Faculty and students

Place: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Language: English

Imago Dei, Theology and Philosophy - 2007-2008#

If Christians are going to fruitfully engage the academic enterprise anywhere, but especially at a major research university like The University of Chicago, they need a basic rationale for doing so.  The 2007-2008 Redemption of Reason conferences were inspired by Richard Middleton’s work on the Imago Dei which provided such a rationale.

Speakers included:

J. Richard Middleton  (Theology and Biblical Worldview, Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, NY)

Jean Bethke Elshtain  (Ethics, The University of Chicago Divinity School)

Roger Lundin (English Literature, Wheaton College  -  deceased)

Kelly James Clark  (Philosophy, Calvin College and now Grand Valley State U)

Timothy Larsen (Historical Theological, Wheaton College)

Vincent Bacote (Ethics, Wheaton College)

Gerald McDermott (Religion, History & Doctrine, Roanoke College & Beeson Divinity School)

Curtis J. Evans (History of Christianity, The U of Chicago Divinity School)


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Presenter: John Mulholland

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Event Organizer: John Mulholland

Event Topic: Redemption of Reason: Intentional Christian Scholars in Conversation with the Bible, Theology, Philosophy and the Academic Disciplines

Participants: Faculty and students

Place: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Language: English

Science and the Christian Faith - 2006#

The 2006 Redemption of Reason conference drew its inspiration from the book, Science and Christianity: Conflict or Coherence? by Professor Henry Schaefer. The conference addressed the issue of conflict and coherence between science and Christian faith seen in history and the research experiences of the speakers. Eminent speakers included:


Henry F. Schaefer III (Computational Chemistry, U of Georgia)      

Alvin Plantinga (Philosophy, Notre Dame)

Ian Hutchinson (Nuclear Physics, MIT)

Donald G. York (Astrophysics, University of Chicago)          

John Suppe (Geology, Princeton)                             

Cal DeWitt (Environmental Science, U of Wisconsin)          

Ard Louis (Interdisciplinary Physics, Cambridge)     


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Presenter: John Mulholland

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Event Organizer: John Mulholland

Event Topic: Redemption of Reason: A Conference for Intentional Christian Scholars in Conversation with the Sciences and Scientists Today

Participants: Faculty and students

Place: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Language: English

Engaging the Secular Mind Set - 2005#

A conference on Christian scholars and scholarship in the secular university, headlined by Dallas Willard, on “The Redemption of Reason: What Went Wrong” and “What Do We Do Now?” And, Cornelius Plantinga, on “Engaging God’s World: Theological Issues” and “Institutional Issues.”


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Presenter: John Mulholland

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Event Organizer: John Mulholland

Event Topic: Redemption of Reason: A Conference for Intentional Christian Scholars in Conversation with the Secular Mindset Today.

Participants: Faculty and students

Place: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Language: English

Scholarly Circles (Australian National University)

Interview: Luke Glanville on Scholarly Circles#

An interview with Luke Glanville, a founding co-convenor of the Scholarly Circles in International Relations, Australian National University, 2015-2018.


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Presenter: Luke Glanville

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Event Organizer: Luke Glanville, Cecilia Jacob and Terry Halliday

Event Topic: Interview, Luke Glanville

Place: Canberra

Language: English

Scholarly Circle in International Relations 2018: Stages, Authors, Topics#

An overview of steps taken by faculty and doctoral students at the Australian National University to engage their research with faith perspectives.

Step 1. Learning about Each Other’s Work

Step 2. Extended Abstracts

Step 3. Mini-conference 

Step 4. Conference(s)

Step 5. Publication

 

Topics of Papers:

-Thinking Christianly about the Beyond Aid Agenda: Amos and the Future of Foreign Aid

-What is Successful Religious Acculturation?  The Case of the Syrian Orthodox Church in its Diaspora in Australia

-National Interests and the Care of Strangers

-Public Theology and Global Lawmaking: Weak Actors in the Creation of Commercial Law for the World

-What’s Normal, Anyway? The Difficulty of Categorising Faith-Based Humanitarian Actors

-A Christian Ethical Response to Global Conflict: Realism and Reconciliation



Presenter: Luke Glanville, Cecilia Jacob, Terry Halliday

Event Organizer: Faculty, Australian National University

Participants: Faculty, doctoral students in political science, sociology and international relations

Place: Canberra

Language: English

Scholarly Circle in International Relations 2017#

Topics of extended abstracts:

  • Thinking Christianly about the Beyond Aid Agenda: Amos and the Future of Foreign Aid
  • What is Successful Religious Acculturation?  The Case of the Syrian Orthodox Church in its Diaspora in Australia
  • Reasons for Caring for the Vulnerable Beyond Borders
  • Creativity, Dignity and Justice in Global Lawmaking: International Organizations in the Making of Rules for World Trade
  • Religious Action on a Global Stage: The Impact of Belief on Christian Humanitarian Response
  • Repentance, Forgiveness and National Identity in Settler Societies

 



Presenter: Luke Glanville, Cecilia Jacob, Terry Halliday

Event Organizer: Faculty, Australian National University

Participants: Faculty, doctoral students in political science, sociology and international relations

Place: Canberra

Language: English

Scholarly Circle in International Relations: Overview#

This report summaries a one-day conference in March 2018, where professors and doctoral students presented papers, benefited from responses by theologians from St. Mark’s Seminary, and discussed themes together.

The report describes:

Our papers:

Our people:

Our practice:

Our themes:

Our sponsor:

Our audiences:



Presenter: Luke Glanville, Cecilia Jacob, Terry Halliday

Event Organizer: Faculty, Australian National University

Event Topic: Engaging academic issues

Participants: Faculty, doctoral students in political science, sociology and international relations

Place: Canberra

Language: English

Text and Truth Forums (University of Chicago)

Interview: John Mulholland on Text and Truth Forums#

An interview with John Mulholland, an organizer of the lunchtime series, Text and Truth, which took place at the University of Chicago, 2006-2012.


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Presenter: John Mulholland

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Event Organizer: InterVarsity; Holy Trinity Church; John Mulholland

Event Topic: Interview, John Mulholland

Place: Hyde Park, Chicago

Language: English

Text and Truth: Themes and Speakers, 2007 - 2012#

Topics and speakers who explore the intersection of Christian faith and the academic, social and cultural life of the city and University of Chicago

  • Christian Scholars Engage a Variety of Disciplines   
  • Faith and the Arts  
  • Biblical Interpretation  
  • Christianity and the Law  
  • Sociology and Social Work  
  • Doctrine of the Trinity  
  • Human Rights  
  • Science and Christian Faith in the Modern Research University 
  • Theology of Creation in the Modern Research University
  • Human Rights, Rule of Law, Responsibility to Protect  
  • Education, Opportunity, Neighborhood Development  
  • The Gospels, Modern Art & the Modern Imagination  
  • The Practice of Law in Its Worldwide Moral Context   
  • Christian Faith and the University - Engaged in Conversation  
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Presenter: Scholars from the University of Chicago and elsewhere

Event Organizer: John Mulholland

Participants: Students, faculty, staff, University of Chicago

Place: University of Chicago

Language: English

Write Workshops (Simeon Network, Australia)

Interview: Lewis Jones on Write Workshops#

Terry Halliday speaks with Lewis Jones, director of Australia’s Simeon Network (AFES), about the annual national Write conferences for academics and graduate students in Australia. Lewis describes the mission of Write and its programs and practices from 2014-2018. He speaks of challenges faced by Write and offers practical advice on how to build similar workshops in other settings.


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Presenter: Lewis Jones

Date:

Event Topic: Interview about Write Conferences

Place: Sydney

Language: English

Write 2018#

A weekend conference for presentation and discussion of scholarly topics with Christian perspectives by faculty and graduate students.  


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Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Write Conference 2018

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Language: English

Write 2017#

A weekend conference for presentation and discussion of papers with Christian perspectives by faculty and graduate students.  


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Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Write Conference 2017

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Language: English

Write 2016#

A weekend conference for presentation and discussion of papers by faculty and graduate students.  


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Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Write Conference 2016

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Place: Golden Grove, Newtown, Sydney

Language: English

Write 2015#

A weekend workshop,  jointly sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society, Emmanuel College, University of Queensland, for faculty and graduate students. Presenters spoke for 20-30” with Christian reflections on scholarly topics, followed by 10-20” general discussion on each presentation.  


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Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Write 2015

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Place: Emmanuel College, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Language: English

Write 2014#

A weekend retreat for faculty and graduate students. Participants give papers on scholarly topics, together with Christian ethical and/or theological reflections.  


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Event Organizer: Simeon Network, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Event Topic: Write

Participants: Faculty, Graduate Students

Place: Brisbane

Language: English