Centers

Dr. Malcolm B. Yarnell III – Christology without Christlikeness: Triumph and Failure at the Council of Chalcedon

Dr. Malcolm B. Yarnell III – Christology without Christlikeness: Triumph and Failure at the Council of Chalcedon

October 6, 2020 at 8:39 am

The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture invites you to join us for this online Drummond-Bush Lecture with Dr. Malcolm B. Yarnell.

The Council of Chalcedon (451) was one of the most important events in church history. What were the triumphs? What were the failures? And what can we learn along the way? Dr. Malcolm Yarnell will address these questions (and more) in this online lecture: “Christology without Christlikeness: Triumph and Failure at the Council of Chalcedon (451).”

Dr. Erica Carlson – Reductionism, Emergence, and Freedom:  Are we bound by the laws of physics?

Dr. Erica Carlson – Reductionism, Emergence, and Freedom: Are we bound by the laws of physics?

October 1, 2020 at 3:35 pm

The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture invites you to join us for an PhD & Faculty Colloquium with Dr. Erica Carlson. Dr. Carlson will lecture on “Reductionism, Emergence, and Freedom: Are we bound by the laws of physics?” Dr. Erica W. Carlson is a 150th Anniversary Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University.. Dr. Carlson holds a BS in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1994), as well as a PhD in physics from UCLA (2000). A theoretical physicist, Dr. Carlson researches electronic phase transitions in novel materials. In 2015, she was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society “for theoretical insights into the critical role of electron nematicity, disorder, and noise in novel phases of strongly correlated electron systems and predicting unique characteristics.” A member of the faculty at Purdue University since 2003, Dr. Carlson also serves as faculty advisor for Cru and Ratio Christi. She occasionally does speaking engagements on the intersection of Christianity and science with Reasons to Believe and Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

Dr. Erica Carlson – Can I Ask That In Church?

Dr. Erica Carlson – Can I Ask That In Church?

October 1, 2020 at 3:26 pm

The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture invites you to join us for an online lecture with Dr. Erica Carlson titled “Can I ask THAT in church? How wrestling with tough questions helps students’ faith thrive at the university.” Dr. Erica W. Carlson is a 150th Anniversary Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University.. Dr. Carlson holds a BS in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1994), as well as a PhD in physics from UCLA (2000). A theoretical physicist, Dr. Carlson researches electronic phase transitions in novel materials. In 2015, she was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society “for theoretical insights into the critical role of electron nematicity, disorder, and noise in novel phases of strongly correlated electron systems and predicting unique characteristics.” A member of the faculty at Purdue University since 2003, Dr. Carlson also serves as faculty advisor for Cru and Ratio Christi. She occasionally does speaking engagements on the intersection of Christianity and science with Reasons to Believe and Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

Jennifer Wiseman – Science, Exploration, and Inspiration

Jennifer Wiseman – Science, Exploration, and Inspiration

May 20, 2020 at 1:42 pm

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman,  Director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER), American Association for the Advancement of Science, gives a lecture on Science, Exploration, and Inspiration.

Jennifer Wiseman – Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Life: A Universe of Awe, Challenge, and Inspiration

Jennifer Wiseman – Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Life: A Universe of Awe, Challenge, and Inspiration

May 20, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, accomplished astronomer, author, and speaker lectures on the topic of Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Life: A Universe of Awe, Challenge, and Inspiration at the Center for Faith and Culture.

Neil Shenvi –  Social Justice, Critical Theory, and Christianity: Are They Compatible?

Neil Shenvi – Social Justice, Critical Theory, and Christianity: Are They Compatible?

April 29, 2020 at 11:46 am

Neil Shenvi gives a lecture on Social Justice, Critical Theory, and Christianity: Are They Compatible? at the Center for Faith and Culture.

Dr. Neil Shenvi has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from UC-Berkeley and an A.B. in Chemistry from Princeton. He homeschools his four children through Classical Conversations and can be found on Twitter at @NeilShenvi.

Darrell Falk & Todd Wood – The Fool and the Heretic

Darrell Falk & Todd Wood – The Fool and the Heretic

April 28, 2020 at 2:20 pm

Darrell Falk and Todd Wood discuss the story about how two scientists with very different views on Creationism came together to write the book The Fool and the Heretic at the Center for Faith and Culture.

The Fool and the Heretic is a deeply personal story told by two respected scientists who hold opposing views on the topic of origins, share a common faith in Jesus Christ, and began a sometimes-painful journey to explore how they can remain in Christian fellowship when each thinks the other is harming the church. To some in the church, anyone who accepts the theory of evolution has rejected biblical teaching and is therefore thought of as a heretic. To many outside the church as well as a growing number of evangelicals, anyone who accepts the view that God created the earth in six days a few thousand years ago must be poorly educated and ignorant–a fool. Todd Wood and Darrel Falk know what it’s like to be thought of, respectively, as a fool and a heretic. This book shares their pain in wearing those labels, but more important, provides a model for how faithful Christians can hold opposing views on deeply divisive issues yet grow deeper in their relationship to each other and to God.

Adams Lecture Series Phd Colloquium

Adams Lecture Series Phd Colloquium

February 14, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Robert Smith, Jr., Professor of Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School, gives a Phd Colloquium as a part of the Adams Lecture Series 2020.

Library Talk: Robert Smith, Jr. on Preaching

Library Talk: Robert Smith, Jr. on Preaching

February 14, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Library Talk with Robert Smith, Jr., Professor of Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School, discussing many aspects of Preaching.