CFS LECTURE SERIES
The Center for Faith & Scholarship is in its eight year of hosting noted Christian scholars on the University of Michigan campus. Over 25 lectures span topics from journalism to physics to politics to neuroscience to literature to history to evolutionary biology. CFS envisions the university as a public forum where the most viable ideas and worldviews have opportunity to interact. CFS is committed to ensuring that the best of the Christian intellectual tradition has a voice and that its contemporary representatives have opportunity to speak.
This voice is theological and interdisciplinary. CFS takes special interest in the ongoing conversation between the sciences and religion. CFS has hosted over a dozen lectures in science and religion. In 2005, CFS received an award from the Metanexus Institute for exemplary programming in science and religion.
Bill McKibben: 350: The Most Important Number in the World
Friday, September 14 @ 4:30 pm in Rackham Auditorium
Bill McKibben is one of the preeminent environmental voices of our generation and one whose religious faith informs his vision of the world and nature. A member of the Methodist church, Bill has written on Biblical themes in encouraging people to care about nature and the world that we leave for the generations to come. His latest project involves mobilization on climate change. Arranged by the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan, Bill’s visit at the University of Michigan is sponsored in part by CFS and the Au Sable Graduate Fellows program.
David Skeel: The Foundations of Justice
Thursday, September 27 in Hutchins Hall
David Skeel is the S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. An international authority on bankruptcy and credit law, David has written extensively and testified before government panels on bankruptcy policy. He also speaks on the relationship of religious faith to the practice of law. His address at the University of Michigan Law School will be on the topic of “The Foundations of Justice”.
2012 Veritas Forum
Andy Crouch: Monday, October 29 @ 7:30 pm in Rackham Auditorium
Jeff Van Duzer: Tuesday, October 30 @ 7:30 pm in Rackham Auditorium
Campus ministries at the University of Michigan join together to bring in writer and cultural commentator Andy Crouch and Seattle Pacific business school dean Jeff Van Duzer for 3 days of conversations and presentations. Andy’s most well-known work is on culture-making and is currently working on a book on power. Jeff’s emphasis is on business as a means of pursuing the Kingdom of God. Two evening presentations in Rackham Auditorium will be augmented by smaller gatherings with students, faculty, and focus groups at the business school.
Loren Wilkinson: Thursday, January 17
Dr. Loren WIlkinson has for 30 years been professor of philosophy and interdisciplinary studies at Regent College, a graduate school of Christian Studies affiliated with the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His academic background is in philosophy, literature and theology, with graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins, Trinity International University, and Syracuse University. He has published and taught widely on the Biblical foundations for the care of creation. He lives with his wife on Galiano Island, British Columbia, where, together they teaches courses developing a Christian understanding of creation, and a more creational understanding of Christian faith.