The Spring semester has started, and that means there is a whole lot to do in the coming months. Hopefully, everyone can make time to come to these events:
Free Public Lecture with Alvin Plantinga on Science & Religion: February 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM in Calvary Chapel. What is the relationship between Christian belief and modern science? Is the modern theory of evolution compatible or incompatible with theism? Should we take it at face value that a naturalistic worldview is compatible with the theory of evolution? Or is it possible that theistic religion and science have greater compatibility than naturalism and science? Come listen as Professor Plantinga engages the ideas of George Gaylord Simpson, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, Ernst Mayr, Elliott Sober, John Dupre, and Michael Behe with a thoughtful analysis of where the conflict really lies.
Dedication Ceremony for Biola’s new Center for Christian Thought: February 6, 12:30 PM South side of New Talbot Building – Steps just north of Rose Hall. President Barry Corey will give a few words about what the Center means for Biola University. The Director of the Center, Gregg TenElshof will talk about what the Center is and the kind of activities that will be taking place at the Center for visiting scholars. And David Nystrom, Biola’s Provost, will lead us in a dedicatory prayer before the ribbon cutting. Refreshments will be provided beneath the steps of the new Talbot building and attendees are invited to take tours of the newly constructed Center after the event.
J.P. Moreland on What Does it Mean for Jesus to be Lord of Being a Philosopher?: February 8, 6pm – 8pm at the Phil House (Talbot students only). J.P. is beginning his new class on the spiritual life of the Christian philosopher and has set aside some time to help us understand what it means to follow the Lord wherever he leads in the vocation of philosophy and Christian scholarship.
Nicholas Wolterstorff Lecture on Art and Aesthetics: February 13, 8:15 PM at Calvary Chapel. Nicolas Wolterstorff is the Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He has held professorships at Calvin College and Yale University as well as visiting professorships at Harvard, Princeton, Oxford, and Notre Dame. He has been awarded several prestigious lectureships including the Gifford Lectures at the University of Aberdeen, The Wilde Lectures at Oxford University and the Stone Lectures at Princeton Seminary. His landmark book, Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic (1980), continues to be a primary text for artists of faith today.